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Since: 12.5.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Hi I have a question about William Regal. I know that his real first name is Steven and he had to change it because there can only be one Steve in the WWE.
But is William his middle name? Or was that just a joke since Austin's real last name is Williams?
It would be odd if there was a Dr. Death Steve Williams, Steven William Regal, and SC Steve Williams.

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Since: 13.5.03
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.95
According to IMDb his real name is "Darrin Matthews". So that really does not help in anyway. But I don't think using the name "William" had anything to do with Austin, besides having to change his "Steven" name.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
When Regal came back in 2000 and was doing those manners segments in the ring he introduced himself as Steven William Regal...I believe the story was that between having Steve Austin, Steven Richards (RTC just started), and Steve Blackman (was hardcore champ) they just had too many Steve's and so Regal changed his name. Later on I read (in a article, I think) that Regal was treating it as a restart to his career, like dividing his drug use period (as Steven) from his new sober life (as William).

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
IIRC, Regal was also Steven William Regal in WCW.

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His real name is actually Darren Matthews.

Since: 26.6.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
For similar reasons, Shane Helms became the not so great sounding Gregory Helms when the WWF bought WCW to avoid confusion with Shane McMahon.

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Since: 27.7.03
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So now that that issue is resolved, what do you all think is the likelihood that we'll see him again on RAW in a wrestling capacity? I, for one, would love to see him in the Raw Six, but if he can't recover to the point of being a full-time wrestler, he would definitely make a good manager.

Since: 19.1.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.21
    Originally posted by madiq
    So now that that issue is resolved, what do you all think is the likelihood that we'll see him again on RAW in a wrestling capacity?

Pretty good. He's had a bad string of luck that's kept him on the shelf for a long time, but as far as I know he's still rehabbing with the goal of returning to the ring full time. There was some talk of using him as a kind of intermediary between Austin and Bischoff until he'd recovered, but I don't know why that fell appart. But anyway, yeah, I'm fairly certain we'll see him wrestle again.

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Since: 28.4.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.81
Rather than crowd the RAW GM storyline further, I have a better idea.

There's never been a big issue of switching someone's brand when they return from an injury. (They did so recently with Bradshaw and Mark Henry, for example.) And we all know Steph's going to be gone just as long as HHH, so they're going to need a new GM, and I can't think of anyone under contract who could play the role better.


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
Just let him and Fit Finley beat the piss out of each other every few weeks for our amusement. No complicated storylines, no clash of styles, no titles; just have the two of them just pound on each other for no other reason than they can and it gives them something to do while getting paid.

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