Today is a very sad day for wrestling fans because earlier today, it was announced that William Moody, known to many wrestling fans as Percy Pringle III and Paul Bearer, died at the age of 58. He excited all of us wherever went, be in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and his brief run in Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. He will always be remembered for his role as the manager of The Undertaker, Kane and Mick Foley as Mankind. The first time I saw him was in a promo with The Undertaker on an episode of WWF Superstars back in 1991, which was during the time period in which everyone was scared of The Undertaker. I even remembered seeing him without the makeup and dyed hair during the Undertaker vs. Kane feud from 1997 until WWF Wrestlemania 14 in March 1998. During his time away from wrestling, he spent it running his own funeral parlor in his home state of Alabama, and being with his family. There aren’t enough words to describe what he has done for professional wrestling, but he will always be loved and remembered for his powerful role in bringing The Undertaker to life.
Professional Wrestling: The Legacy of Paul Bearer (1954-2013)Posted: March 6, 2013 in Professional Wrestling
Tags: Alabama, Kane, Mankind, Mick Foley, Paul Bearer, Percy Pringle III, Professional Wrestling, The Undertaker, William Moody, World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), World Wrestling Federation (WWF), WWF Superstars, WWF Wrestlemania 14