William Regal

British professional wrestler
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Darren Kenneth Matthews (born 10 May 1968), better known by his ring name William Regal and formerly Steven Regal, is an English retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he is the Vice President of Global Talent Development. He is known for his time as an active wrestler in WWE and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and worked as the manager of the Blackpool Combat Club in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He also was the general manager of WWE's NXT brand.

William Regal
Regal in 2022
Birth nameDarren Kenneth Matthews
Born (1968-05-10) 10 May 1968 (age 56)
Codsall, England
Spouse(s)
Christina Beddoes
(m. 1986)
Children3; including Charlie Dempsey
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)
Billed height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[4]
Billed weight243 lb (110 kg)[4]
Billed fromBlackpool, England
Trained byMarty Jones
Debut1983
Retired2013

Regal is a former four-time World Television Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time Hardcore Champion, a four-time European Champion, a four-time World Tag Team Champion, and the 2008 King of the Ring.

His son Bailey also wrestles in WWE as Charlie Dempsey.

Championships and accomplishments

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References

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Cagematch profile".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "IGN: William Regal". IGN. Archived from the original on 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "William Regal Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "William Regal's WWE Profile". Archived from the original on 5 December 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. Westcott, Brian. "Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Championship history". Solie. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
  6. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 – 1994". Wrestling Information Archive. Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  7. Duncan, Royal. "WCW World Television Title history". Solie. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  8. "WWE Hardcore Championship official title history". WWE. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2008.
  9. "William Regal's first European Championship reign". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  10. "William Regal's second European Championship reign". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  11. "William Regal's third European Championship reign". Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  12. "William Regal's fourth European Championship reign". Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  13. "William Regal's first Intercontinental Championship reign". Archived from the original on 22 April 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  14. "William Regal's second Intercontinental Championship reign". Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  15. "William Regal and Lance Storm's first World Tag Team Championship reign". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  16. "William Regal and Lance Storm's second World Tag Team Championship reign". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  17. "William Regal and Eugene's first World Tag Team Championship reign". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  18. "William Regal and Tajiri's first World Tag Team Championship reign". Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  19. "William Regal became King of the Ring". NYDailyNews. 24 April 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  20. Meltzer, Dave (26 January 2015). "Jan. 26, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2014 awards issue w/ results & Dave's commentary, Conor McGregor, and much more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 23–24. ISSN 1083-9593. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  21. Meltzer, Dave (27 January 2014). "27 January 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California. ISSN 1083-9593. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  • Matthews, Darren and Chandler, Neil (2005) Walking a Golden Mile, Pocket Books (ISBN 0-7434-7634-4)

Other websites

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William Regal's profile on WWE.com