In reply, Ohno stated that he had followed in Regal's footsteps to arrive in WWE, but that Regal's whole career had no legacy, leading to Regal punching Ohno again. Joaquin Wilde • Chad Patton •

Da Eugene sich in einem Match bei New Year's Revolution verletzte, trat Matthews in der Folgezeit mit Jonathan Coachman (eigentlich Kommentator bei Raw) sowie Tajiri, einem japanischen, ehemaligen ECW-Wrestler in Tag Team Matches auf. After a match with Chris Benoit at the Third Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show, he was brought up to the main roster and re-debuted on the September 18 episode of Raw is War. Riddick Moss •

[97] This interference led to a triple threat match the next week on SmackDown!

Matthews lebt mit seiner Frau Christina und den drei gemeinsamen Kindern Daniel, Dane und Bailey in Atlanta, Georgia. After announcing he was finished being a whipping boy, he introduced his old tag team partner Dave Taylor, and the two went on to easily defeat the team of Scotty 2 Hotty and Funaki. Juli 2008 kehrte Matthews in einem Match gegen CM Punk zurück. Shotzi Blackheart • Isaiah Scott • Sami Zayn • On the November 3, 2008 episode of Raw, Regal won an over-the-top battle royal to face Santino Marella for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, and the next week in Manchester, England, Regal defeated Marella in a 40-second squash match to win his second Intercontinental Title. [64] Throughout April, Regal would also hold the WWF Hardcore Championship five times, with all of these reigns coming at non-televised house shows. Regal defended the title against Edge again at No Way Out in a brass knuckles on a pole match before losing the title to Rob Van Dam at WrestleMania X8. He wrestled professionally all over England, where he regularly teamed with Robbie Brookside, before going to the United States in 1992. Seit Juli 2014 ist er als General Manager bei WWE NXT tätig. Bobby Fish • Both men picked up victories in consecutive weeks, before Regal won their third match, departing with Layla at his side. Fandango •

On the March 8 episode of Raw, Regal once again faced Evan Bourne, this time in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match in a losing effort. [113] Due to this, Stephanie McMahon awarded Punk a rematch the following week, with the stipulation that if Regal was disqualified, he would lose the Intercontinental title, but this time Punk was disqualified. [43] In the fall of 1997, Regal reformed Blue Bloods with Dave Taylor and they unsuccessfully challenged Steiner Brothers for the WCW World Tag Team Championship at World War 3. On the May 31 Raw, Regal was attacked by Kozlov during a mixed tag match, ending their reformation. Lana • Though the pair reformed their previous tag team, they did not reuse the Blue Bloods gimmick and instead portrayed themselves as sadistic fighters. Tegan Nox • On August 30, 2007, Sports Illustrated named Matthews, along with nine other superstars, found to be given illegal steroids not in compliance with the WWE Talent Wellness program. as part of an eleven-person trade during the draft. Apollo Crews • Having started his career wrestling on the carnival circuit in England, Matthews moved on to wrestle around the world in countries such as Germany and South Africa, before being called up to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1993.

Joe, real name Bailey Matthews, is the son of pro wrestling legend William Regal, ... Regal has two other sons with wife Christina - Daniel and Dane. Taylor quickly healed from his injury and the pair feuded with WWE Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick and Paul London. [175], Regal's final in-ring feud was against Antonio Cesaro due to Regal saving Byron Saxton from Cesaro's bullying,[176] which culminated with Cesaro defeating Regal on 25 December episode of NXT. He defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a 2002 European Championship match on Smackdown.

On New Year's Eve, Triple H was scheduled to face Ric Flair in which Flair's win or retire ultimatum was still active. Imperium • Soon after, he beat fellow WCW alum Diamond Dallas Page for the WWE European Championship on an April 2002 edition of SmackDown! That wasn't a good part of my life, there was about 18 months where I was off the rails a bit and that was part of it. Titus O'Neil •

On June 17, Regal was drafted back to the Raw brand during the Supplemental Draft, ending his tag team with Dave Taylor. All Rights Reserved.

August 2007 erschien sein Name auf einer Liste von Wrestlern, die Dopingmittel von der Firma Signatur Pharmacy bezogen haben sollen. Als Kommentator war Matthews auch bei Florida Championship Wrestling, der Developmentliga der WWE, zu sehen. Vic Joseph, Greg Hamilton (SmackDown) • Regal was knighted by King Booker and was given the title of "Sir". Two weeks later, they teamed up on SmackDown! [59] He lost the title to Rob Van Dam at WrestleMania X8. Never been a World Heavyweight Champion, Matthews has, nonetheless, achieved considerable championship success in professional wrestling.

Beim WWE Draft vom 26. They came close to winning the WCW World Tag Team Championship but never did. Dave Mastiff • Trent Seven • On the March 4 episode of WWE Superstars, Regal went up against Evan Bourne in a losing effort. The Miz • Regal made his debut on the March 2 edition NXT, teaming with his rookie Skip Sheffield in a losing effort against Matt Hardy and Justin Gabriel. Wolfgang • [94], Twelve days after No Mercy, Regal stated that while he had once been one of the world's greatest wrestlers, he had since become a doormat for other SmackDown wrestlers. Sarah Schreiber • Gallus •

EC-Dub!" William Regal (NXT) • 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. Mark Andrews • He has been married to Christina since 1986. [14] Otherwise he stuck with the name Steve Regal up until shortly after his arrival in World Championship Wrestling. [146] On the 3 May episode of NXT, Regal was set to face Novak, but Novak's Pro JTG stepped in to replace Novak. Just Bring It and later appeared in WWE SmackDown! At Over the Limit, Regal participated in a 20-man battle royal, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. Regal's initial appearance in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) was on 29 June 1998 episode of Raw Is War in which he defeated Droz via submission with the Regal Stretch. [133] Jackson won the ECW Homecoming battle royal and was granted a title shot, but Christian defeated him at the Royal Rumble to retain his title.

RAW 2009, SmackDown! Mustafa Ali •

[105] On 28 July, Regal returned from his suspension as a "free agent" during an episode of Raw, where he was defeated by then World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk.[106]. Angel Garza • [88] On the following week's Raw, Regal and Tajiri faced La Résistance in a rematch for the titles, which they won. In reality, Regal was suspended on May 20, 2008, for sixty days for his second violation of the company's Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy. The Usos • [118], After winning a tag match on 6 August episode of Superstars,[119] Regal was named as the number one contender to the ECW Championship. Matthews received stanozolol, somatropin, genotropin, and anastrozole between November 2004 and November 2006. [16][20][21][22] Regal enjoyed a lengthy title reign as he retained the title against a flurry of challengers, beginning with his first televised title defence against Arn Anderson on 9 October episode of Saturday Night which ended in a fifteen-minute time limit draw. Despite reluctantly tripping Eugene, he still managed to defeat his opponent. In his first match on ECW on SyFy on June 30, 2009, he teamed with Vladimir Kozlov to defeat Tommy Dreamer and Christian. His new character was Steven William Regal (soon shortened to William Regal), a stereotypical English snob, hearkening back to his WCW character. was on July 7 against Matt Morgan, in what was to be Morgan's final WWE match. His actual accent from Blackpool is very different from the one he uses on television; one closer to received pronunciation. [174] Two weeks later, Graves, Neville and Regal faced The Wyatt Family with Bray Wyatt pinning Regal. However, the team was quickly put into jeopardy in their second match together when Taylor suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee leaving him injured. Am 29. Now that, not that because of that. Kurze Zeit später turnte er allerdings zum Heel, trug fortan das Gimmick des blaublütigen Briten und nannte sich Lord Steven Regal. Nach einer kurzzeitigen Rückkehr zur WCW, die damals allerdings schon in Auflösung begriffen war, wurde er ab September 2000 wieder in der WWE unter Vertrag genommen. Bio / wiki sources: Wikipedia, accounts on social media, content from our users. Xavier Woods •, Aleister Black •

Regal was scheduled to defend the title against Rey Misterio, Jr. at SuperBrawl VII, but he dropped the title to Prince Iaukea after a distraction by Misterio on 16 February 1997 episode of Nitro. [44] Regal attacked Iaukea on 7 April episode of Nitro, which resulted in Iaukea losing the title to Último Dragón later that night. Regal lost to Burchill in his first match as a pirate. A few weeks later, Regal lost a Loser Gets Fired match to Mr. Kennedy, after which Regal was kayfabe forced to leave WWE. Am 17.

[95] Taylor took a more relaxed role for a couple of weeks as a corner man for Regal and only wrestled in a few short house show matches. Regal made regular appearances on NXT television throughout 2015 and 2016 and was storyline responsible for the signing of Bobby Roode to NXT in August 2016. The young Regal began his wrestling career back in 2018, wrestling just a few matches with smaller companies like EVOLVE and PROGRESS Wrestling. Charlotte Flair • He later lost the title to Jeff Hardy and later held the WWE Hardcore Championship five times. [3][4][7], He has been married to Christina Beddoes since November 1986. Eddie Orengo • [48], Matthews' autobiography, Walking a Golden Mile, was released on 3 May 2005. Fabian Aichner • Regal received another shot for the ECW Championship on the November 10 edition of ECW on SyFy in Sheffield, England, but was once again unsuccessful. Zunächst trat Matthews als Face unter dem Namen Steve Regal, den er von „Mr Electricity“ Steve Regal, der in den 1980er Jahren ein recht erfolgreicher Leichtgewichtswrestler gewesen war, entliehen hatte, bei World Championship Wrestling (WCW) auf.

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Raw 2006, SmackDown! Er hat den Namen seiner Frau und eine Rose auf seinem linken Unterarm tätowiert, auf seinem linken Bein hat er „Made in England“ als Tattoo. However Eugene would still ultimately lose. Ricochet • Team Regal six-man main event, NXT Women's Title tourney continues, Generico (Zayn), Mason Ryan, set-up for Charlotte's debut", "James's WWE NXT report 11/27 – Week 74: Yoshi Tatsu resurfaces, Hero wrestles pre-release, Zayn/Generico vs. Neville/PAC flashback, Overall Reax", "WWE NXT report: 2013 rewind... plus a Christmas present for wrestling fans", "Jan. 26, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2014 awards issue w/ results & Dave's commentary, Conor McGregor, and much more", "Triple H talks about working with Vince McMahon, how Charlotte was booked on Raw, Sami Zayn connecting, taking NXT on the road Mania Week and much, much more", "WWE News: Triple H conference call – next main roster call-ups, NXT at WM31 weekend?, 2015 plans, William Regal's role, over-scripting promos, which WWE Legend is Zayn like?, more NXT on main TV?, Adam Rose conundrum, int'l signings, more", "Are you ready for some wrestling? The end result of a new stable, referred to as "The Ruthless Roundtable". While General Manager, Regal introduced the Beat the Clock Sprint to Raw, which was used to determine who would challenge John Cena for the WWE Championship at the 2007 Great American Bash. Noam Dar • Januar 2009 musste er diesen an CM Punk abgeben.