William Regal

  • Born: 05/10/1968 in Codsall, Staffordshire, England
  • Birthname: Darren Kenneth Matthews
  • Height & Weight: 6'3", 243 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF World Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Lance Storm (2), Eugene (1) and Tajiri (1)
  • WWF Hardcore Championship (5 times)
  • WWF/E European Championship (4 times)
  • WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  • King of the Ring (2008)
  • WCW World Television Championship (4 times)

Matthews is known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring name Steven Regal. Having started his career on a rare surviving carnival booth in Britain, he moved on to wrestle for national-level promotions on the British wrestling circuit and on British television. He then progressed to touring around the world in countries such as Germany and South Africa before being called up to WCW in 1993.

In 2000, Matthews joined the World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE), where he became commissioner. More recently, he has been general manager of Raw, the 2008 King of the Ring and the official match coordinator for NXT Redemption in 2011. He is highly respected amongst his peers and fans and has achieved considerable championship success in professional wrestling, although he has never been a world champion. Throughout his career, he has won several titles, including four in WCW and fifteen in WWE. He has overcome multiple drug problems as well as a major heart defect during his career.

Wrestlers trained: CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Johnny Gargano, Matt Cross, Brian Kendrick, Chris Hero, Skye, Bobcat, Samoa Joe, Reckless Youth.

Notable Feuds

vs. Edge

vs. Finlay

vs. CM Punk

vs. Christian

Notable Matches

vs. Chris Benoit at Mercy 2006

vs. Goldberg on Nitro, September 2nd 1998

vs. Steamboat at Fall Brawl 1993

vs. Christian on (WWE) ECW, October 11th 2009