WWE announced on tonight’s RAW that the late William “Paul Bearer” Moody will be joining the Hall of Fame this year during WrestleMania XXX week in New Orleans.
Bearer joins The Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Amy “Lita” Dumas in this year’s class.
Congratulations to William Moody!
The late Paul Bearer will be honored on December 8th as Championship Wrestling from Hollywood will present the Percival Pringle III Memorial Cup. It takes place on December 8th at 3pm from the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California. Admission is free!
In what might well have been Paul Bearer‘s last interview, the legendary pro wrestling manager was sure of his legacy in sports entertainment. Speaking to Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com at the end of January, the legend knew that one day he would end up in the the WWE Hall of Fame. He also summed up his career experiences:
Everybody here at OWW is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer. Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years.
Our deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family, friends, and fans.
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In a new interview with Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com, wrestling manager Paul Bearer/Percy Pringle speaks candidly about what he’s been up to in his life and provides insight on many wrestling topics:
Percy says he’s still under a WWE Legend’s contract and keeps his pulse on everything going on in the business:
“People that don’t know, that don’t see me, I am still involved. I’m still under contract with WWE. I’m under a legends contract with WWE and I do things now and then with them like WrestleMania and go do signings, this, that and the other. Plus I work the independent organizations all around the country. I go out to L.A. once a month and do Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. We tape four weeks of TV once a month out there and some months I’m busy every weekend doing wrestling stuff.”
THQ and WWE Games have announced that their new game, WWE ’13, will feature Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, as well as the legendary manager, Paul Bearer. To celebrate, WWE Games caught up with the urn-holder himself for an extended talk about his time as an actual mortician, the evolving role of a manager in WWE, his favorite managers in history, favorite “Attitude Era” moments and his top three WWE Superstars—CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler.