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Darren Kenneth Matthews (born 10 May 1968) is a semi-retired English professional wrestler, trainer, talent scout, author, and color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE under the ring name William Regal. He is also 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, after leaving WCW, 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 currently the general manager of NXT. He 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 15 in WWE. He has overcome multiple drug problems as well as a major heart defect during his career, and has written an autobiography.

See Also

WWE Current Roster, WCW Alumni