WWE News: Former WCW Superstar Gunning for World Championship

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IJanuary 23, 2012

According to the Examiner.com, former WCW World Television Champion and WWE Superstars Announcer William Regal is looking to become the first British-born World Heavyweight Champion. Regal is lobbying for a World Heavyweight Title shot against his former student, Daniel Bryan.

He made the following comments about the possibility of a future match:

"I've never asked Daniel Bryan for anything for my help and guidance over the years. So now perhaps it's time. I still want to be the first English World Champion. I would like Daniel Bryan to grant me a title shot. WWE, pay attention."

Since becoming a full-time announcer for WWE Superstars, Regal does not see action in the ring on a regular basis. But he also commented that he should not be doubted on his abilities. He said,

"I can still wrestle as good as ANYONE in the world."

William Regal worked for Ted Turner's World Championship Wrestling for six years from 1992 to 1998, and had boasted a successful career, having held the WCW World Television Title on four separate occasions.

He is most notorious for his match with Bill Goldberg on an episode of Monday Nitro on February 9, 1998, when he purposely wrestled stiff in a shoot-style match to throw the up-and-comer Goldberg off.

He was fired from WCW immediately after, because he did not work the planned squash match as he was ordered to.

He was hired by the WWE in 1998, but he was only with the company for a short time before returning to WCW in 1999. There, he jobbed to “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan in February 2000 in a “Career vs. Career” match on an episode on WCW Saturday Night. Regal left WCW shortly thereafter.

He was re-hired by the WWE in 2000, and he gained great success as a Tag Team Wrestler and as a singles competitor. He held the WWE World Tag Team Titles on several occasions, and the WWE Intercontinental Championship on two separate occasions. He also gained fame winning the 2008 King of the Ring Tournament.

Although Regal has had an accomplished career in the WWE and WCW, holding several championships, he has never attained that proverbial brass ring that is the World Heavyweight Championship.

It would be a marquee match indeed if William Regal faced off against his former pupil Daniel Bryan for the iconic World Heavyweight Title.