It Came From YouTube: WCW introduces us to Steven Regal in their own incompetent way

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Bryan from The WCW Worldwide Blog found this clip of Steve Regal’s WCW debut and he writes:

Man, they don’t do debuts like that anymore.

A 30 second interview like he’d won a competition to be there, terrible sound quality and the overall sense that Jim was trying to move this onto the next segment as quickly as humanly possible. Welcome to WCW!

Yup, that just about sums it up.

Way to go, WCW- you somehow managed to screw up Regal’s initial push from the get-go.

I’m surprised they gave him a whopping 30 seconds to talk!

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13 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: WCW introduces us to Steven Regal in their own incompetent way"
  1. Sean Bateman says:

    Many years after this moment, Mr. Regal became a Real Man’s Man.

  2. kmtown says:

    His first few matches were as a bland babyface, and I thought “please turn him heel”. Shortly after, Lord Steven Regal was born.

    I had always wished that he would have said–even once–“You stupid Americans! It’s Steven, Lord Regal!”

  3. John C says:

    “I would say it’s an honor to be here but that would be a lie, everything about this cesspool of a company screams second rate. By the way Mr. Ross but has anyone ever told you that you would look quite fetching in a toga?”

  4. Cameron A. says:

    At least Steven Regal HAD a debut promo in 1992-93 WCW. If I remember correctly, Rob Van Dam (er, Robby/Robbie V) and Chris Benoit were just plopped into matches with no fanfare. Granted, RV-no-D won an Underdog Challenge match, while Benoit’s first match was with Biff Wellington against Jushin Liger and Brian Pillman, in an NWA World Tag Team Championship tournament.

    Regal was still the one with a successful WCW title run by the end of 1993. You can’t even say that about Maxx Payne, and WCW was initially higher on Payne than on Regal.

  5. Matt Soileau says:

    Which is worse? This? Or WWF/WWE spending time and money on vignettes for guys like Brakus (Brakkus?), Nathan Jones, and Mordecai?

    • Brians says:

      Definitely this. You don’t know who’s going to catch fire and who isn’t, you might as well give everyone a good chance of gaining attention. If they succeed the money is paid back several times over. If they fail, the financial loss isn’t going to affect anything in the long run. Plus, a lot of the guys they promote fail later on due to poor booking and/or poor performance, not necessarily because they never had a chance to begin with. Nathan Jones seemed genuinely intimidating till he actually started trying to wrestle.

      With that said, WWF has even done no-announcement debuts effectively. See how 1-2-3 Kid and Cena were introduced, no fanfare whatsoever yet both were massively successful. Heck, 1-2-3 Kid was just treated like any old jobber making the shock of his win even more pronounced. Cena lost but looked effective because he was standing up to Angle despite having no reputation.

      Regal here was just thrown in front of a camera and told to say stuff for half a minute. There’s just no way you can get anyone over like that, and it’s especially sad when you consider how charismatic Regal is.

  6. Mitster Forth says:

    He kind of looked like the late Christopher Reeve.

  7. Jackwagon says:

    This promo shows that Regal was good at kissing people’s asses even before he became the inaugural member of Vince’s club.

  8. adam says:

    I found that clip and submitted it to WCW Worldwide…! Those are my words, too. Yay, I’ve indirectly contributed to WrestleCrap.

    I’m very happy right now.

  9. Doc 902714 says:

    I remember this. Steve Regal was just signed to a contract by WCW and they were announcing that he had been scheduled to compete in the 16 man TV title tournament to crown the new TV champion when the title was vacated by Scott Steiner who’d just arrived in the WWF. Steve Regal actually defeated the Barbarian in the first round of the tournament but then went on to lose cleanly to Johnny B Badd (Marc Mero) in the second round. After the loss, he would refuse to shake Mero’s hand and we saw a more villainous side to Regal that began to manifest itself completely thereby transforming him into Lord Steven Regal

    FYI. the TV title tournament was won by Paul Orndorff when he was STILL Mr. Wonderful

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