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William Kapphan
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Ring names

Steve Kapphan
Lord Steven Kapphan
Stephen Kapphan
Steven William Kapphan
Roy Kapphan
William Kapphan

Billed height

6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Billed weight

240 lb (110 kg)

Born

May 10, 1968 (age 42)
Codsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

Resides

Fayetteville, Georgia

Billed from

Blackpool, England

Trained by

Marty Jones

Debut

August 1983

William James Kapphan (born May 10, 1968), is an English professional wrestler and color Commentator currently signed to IWE and competing on the Meltdown brand under the ring name William Kapphan. He is also known for his time in World Championship Wrestling under the ring name Steven Kapphan. 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 in 1993. In 2000, after being once again fired from WCW, Matthews joined the [[International Wrestling Entertainment|International Wrestling Federation (now International Wrestling Entertainment), where he became commissioner. More recently he has been General Manager of Raw and also the 2008 King of the Ring.

Throughout his career, Kapphan has won more than 60 titles worldwide, including 4 in WCW and 15 in IWE. He has overcome multiple drug problems as well as a major heart defect during his career, and he has written an autobiography, Walking a Golden Mile.

Professional wrestling career[]

Early years (1983-1992)[]

World Championship Wrestling (1992–1998)[]

  • The Blue Bloods

International Wrestling Federation (1998–1999)[]

Return to World Championship Wrestling (1999–2000)[]

Return to International Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (2000–present)[]

Commissioner (2000–2001)[]

Intercontinental Champion and World Tag Team Champion (2002–2005)[]

  • The Un-Americans

Fusion! and various feuds (2005–2006)[]

King Britz's Court and reunion with Daniel (2006–2007)[]

  • King Booker's Court

General Manager and return to MELTDOWN[]

XCW and The Ruthless Roundtable (2009–2010)[]

Return to Meltdown (2010–present)[]

Commentary (2011–present)[]

Personal life[]

In wrestling[]

  • Finishing moves
    • Knee Trembler (Running high knee to the side of a kneeling or bent over opponent's head)
    • Power of the Punch (Left-haned knockout punch with brass knuckles)
    • Kapphan Stretch (Arm trap cross-legged STF)
  • Signature moves
    • Half Boston crab with the knee to the head
    • Bow and arrow stretch
    • Double knee lift
    • European uppercut
    • Indian deathlock
    • Knee Press onto an opponent's throat while pleading with the referee
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Double underhook, sometimes from the top rope
      • German
      • Half nelson
      • Kapphan-Plex (Bridging leg hook belly to back) – Innovated
      • Scoop exploder
      • Three-quarter nelson-1991-2003
    • Neckbreaker
    • Kapphan Bomb (Double underhook powerbomb)-1991-2007
    • 'Kapphan Cutter (Armtrap neckbreaker)-1991-2006
    • 'Kapphan Roll (Rolling fireman's carry slam)-Innovated
    • Surfboard
  • Managers
    • Sir William
    • Jeeves
    • Lady Ophelia
    • Victoria
  • Nicknames
    • "Lord" Steven Regal (WCW)
    • "The Man's Man" (WWF)
    • "Sir" William Regal (WWE)
    • "The Ringleader of the Tormentors"
    • "The 2008 King Of The Ring"
    • The British Brawler
  • Entrance themes
    • World Championship Wrestling
      • As Steven Kapphan
        • "Salute the Heroes"
        • "Noble Occasion"
        • "Trumpet Voluntary"
    • International Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
      • As Steven Kapphan
        • "Real Man's Man" by Jim Johnston (1998)
      • As William Kapphan
        • "Promenade" by Jim Johnston (2000–2001, 2004, 2007)
        • "Regality" by Jim Johnston (2001, 2007–2008)
        • "Villain" by Jim Johnston (2001–2002, 2003–2004, 2005–2007, 2008–present)

Wrestlers trained[]

Championship and Accoplishments[]

  • Memphis Championship Wrestling
  • MCW Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • PWI ranked him #18 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1994
  • World Championship Wrestling
  • WCW World Television Championship (4 times)
  • International Wrestling Federation / International Wrestling Entertainment
  • IWE World Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Nick Pollington (2), Kip Grant (1) and Park (1)
  • IWF Hardcore Championship (3 times)
  • IWF/E European Championship (4 times)
  • IWF/E Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  • King of the Ring (2008)
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