under the protection of marty jonesA kid named Darren Matthews got his start at Square Circle in the mid-1980s. With a natural talent for the sport, it didn’t take him long to get on the radar of some major wrestling promotions. By 1993, he would sign a contract with WCW, with his ring name being Steve Regal (later changed). Lord Steven Regal), and his ring proficiency with him. he will have moderate success there during his two terms – first from ’93 to ’98, second from ’99 to 2000 – as both a singles and tag team competitor, but it was not equal to his WWF-WWE run.
After a brief stint in the WWF as the “Real Man’s Man” from 1998 to 1999, he returned in 2000 as William Regal. In the waning days of the WWF Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression Era, he would play the role of a scheming, conceited heel who found himself alongside such names as Chris Jericho, Triple H, and CM Punk, to name a few. He held several championships, won the King of the Ring tournament in 2008, and even briefly became the general manager of “Raw”. As his main roster career ended in early 2010, he became a regular on “WWE NXT”, working with young talent behind the scenes and serving as an on-air authority figure. .
It goes without saying that William Regal has had it all in professional wrestling, and despite retiring in 2013 An incredible match against Antonio CesaroWell, it’s not over yet. As of this writing, he is currently the mastermind behind AEW’s Blackpool Combat Club faction, which includes Brian Danielson, Wheeler Utah, Jon Moxley and the former Cesaro, Claudio Castagnoli. Nevertheless, he could definitely be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame when the time is right.