1) How far do you think drugs messed up the career of William Regal? I feel like he wasn’t destined to be World Champ or anything but he definitely lost a good year or two and could’ve had at least a cup of coffee in the main.
2) Which wrestler do you feel would’ve changed wrestling the most if they’d been sober? Hall? von Erich (Any of them)? Gino? Pillman? Personally, I go with JYD. Maybe he woudn’t have been world champ in the Hogan era but he probably could’ve easily been the B-show main eventer with Savage and set the stage for bigger black wrestlers in the future.
1. Yeah, it’s hard to say. There was definitely points where he was flirting with being a top guy, and he would have been a perfect foil for Steve Austin in 98/99 as Vince’s corporate stooge.
2. The Von Erichs by a mile. Kerry had so much charisma that he got the IC title while stoned and missing a foot. I can only imagine how far he would have gone if he wasn’t so damn messed up all the time.