Today the wrestling world learned they lost an all time great in the legendary Paul Bearer. If you are familiar with his early career in World Class Championship Wrestling(WCCW) then you may know him as Percy Pringle. His birth name is Bill Moody.
Most fans are more familiar with his run in the WWF as the manager of The Undertaker. A little known fact is that this was not just a gimmick for Bearer. He actually did work in the funeral business. He has a degree in mortuary science and is certified as a funeral director and embalmer. Though out the 1990’s and into the 2000’s he has lead the charge with and against The Undertaker. In early portions of Taker’s gimmick Paul was the primary mouthpiece for the Deadman.
Later he would manager superstars like Vader, The Executioner and Mankind. He was also helped kick start the Hall of Fame career of Kane. The Undertaker’s half brother and son of Paul Bearer. His contribution was huge to the wrestling business and he will be missed by fans around the world.
Bearer and Undertaker Classic Entrance
Bearer in The Cemetery
Paul Bearer and Jim Cornette Just Kicking It