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Since: 25.4.03
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
http://www.wwe.com/inside/paul-bearer-passes-26096670

Such a great talent ... from every interview I've ever read, he seemed like a genuinely wonderful man.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.90
As much as I would like to say this is irony, I can't:
http://www.pwinsider.com/article/75883/william-paul-bearer-moody-passes-away.html?p=1We are heartbroken to report the passing of William "Paul Bearer" Moody, one of the top managers of the 1980s and 1990s.

THIS sucks. My condolences to his family. RIP, Urn Bearer.....
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.46
Oh no....

I got to very briefly meet him for a photo op at Wizard World Philly last summer and he was very nice...wow...



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.61
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.36
That's heartbreaking. Such a great mind for the business. I really hoped he would one day induct Undertaker into the Hall of Fame. Just sad.

EDIT: Just for funsies and posterity, let's look at Paul Bearer's final WWE appearance.

    Originally posted by SmackDown #590 12-10-10
    No opening credits this week, as we go straight to Kane's pyro leading the World Heavyweight Champion down to the ring. Your hosts are...oh, good gravy! It's Team NXT on commentary this week, as it's Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Matt Striker. That should be...interesting. Kane's got the mic and it's promo time!

    "This has gone on for way too long. All I want is my father back. Edge, you have tortured and tormented Paul Bearer like he's...just some toy in your game. Well, he's not a toy. He's my father! And he doesn't deserve this. *I* don't deserve this! Edge, I have apologized to you, I have done everything that you asked me to do and yet you insist on amusing yourself at the expense of the one person in the world that I care about. You know, despite all the things that I have done in the past, I am not a monster. I have feelings. And this is...this is tearing my heart out. Edge, YOU'RE the monster! You force me to chase you and to hunt you down and NOW, NOW...now...I am begging you...please...pleas​​​e...give...my father...back. This has to end. Do you hear me, Edge? I'm begging you, PLEASE, one way or another, this has to end tonight. Please!"

    Edge appears on the TitanTron for rebuttal. He says that these offbeat shenanigans will continue through to TLC. Edge notes that he's rusty swinging a chair, so he's going to practice on Paul Bearer, who's still tied and gagged to the wheelchair. Paul Bearer's facial expressions here are gold, by the way. Edge teases swinging the chair. Then he teases it again. Then he DOES hit Paul Bearer with the chair! That sends Kane off and running up the ramp. It should be noted that the crowd is reacting to NONE of this. And who can blame them? How is Edge the FACE in this feud? Why should anyone boo Kane when he has a point about having done everything asked of him and when he's practically crying for his father to the camera? The dynamics here are all kinds of ass backwards.

    Kane reaches the backstage area, but Edge has another chairshot wound up if Kane takes another step. Kane begs for Paul Bearer, so Edge whacks him with the chair and runs. Kane runs towards Paul Bearer and...yeah, it's another dummy, as this shitty angle picks up right where it left off, full-speed ahead.

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    Backstage, Edge implores Kane not to come closer. He claims it's not a dummy this time, which naturally means it is. The wheelchair falls off the scaffolding and it's yet another dummy. Kane screams, presumably because he's as tired of this angle as the rest of us.

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    Post-match, we go backstage to Edge, who has a wheelchair precariously position on top of a ladder. Kane runs in and laughs. He's convinced it's a dummy, which obviously means it isn't. Kane laughs and shoves the ladders over, sending the wheelchair falling down. And oh gee whiz, it really was Paul Bearer this time. Show ends with Kane realizing he may have just committed patricide.


Ok, first off...that angle was freakin' terrible. Just the worst. But you can't blame Paul Bearer, because he played his part like a champ. I mean, LOOK AT THIS!



That's awful, but Paul Bearer yelling out "BASTARDS!" a hundred times was good for some laughs!

EDIT: Nope, it's been pointed out to me. THIS is actually Paul Bearer's final WWE apperance.



He sure knew how to sell some truly terrible angles. I'll really miss him.

(edited by It's False on 5.3.13 2221)


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Since: 25.7.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.13
Five words.

HALL OF FAME. THIS YEAR.

Godspeed, William.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.98
I'm betting there are tears of joy in heaven, now that he's reunited with his wife.

I mourn his passing, but I want to also celebrate his life. He was always entertaining to watch on TV.

It almost seems surreal to say REST IN PEACE when his character is considered...but still, thanks for the memories, Paul.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.19
One of the most legendary managers in professional wrestling history. We'll miss you, Paul. Never a dull moment.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73

The number of wrestlers tweeting "Paul Bearer" with no sense of how bizarre that seems is really unfortunate.

What can you say? Great performer. I don't think his contributions to Undertaker's success in his formative period can possibly be understated; he absolutely completed that gimmick in its first six years. He was also critically important to Kane's early development. Obesity is no joke, wonder if it played a part. RIP Percy.



(edited by Hogan's My Dad on 5.3.13 2359)


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.61
R.I.P.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.88
He was at least 50% the reason the Undertaker got over as much as he did, and obviously the same for Kane.

His ability to be weird yet threatening was surreal now that I think about it. The mannerisms were over the top, yet there was so much malice and such in what he did and how he did it. Awesome.

At WM20, when the Undertaker returned as the dead man, it was Bearer that made it go from "cool" to "omg this rules!"
The 'oh yeees' before they walked out, leading Taker with the urn. One of my favorite moments ever.

I hope they give him a proper tribute on Monday.
End the show with Taker and Kane walking out to NO music.
Then strike their poses in the ring for a 10 bell salute, and one final shot of the urn.
A proper send off for a man that meant so much for them.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
It was the clearly improvised "you're no son of mine!" as he walked down the aisle at WMXX that really sticks in my memory. Maybe the last great kayfabe performer outside of 'Taker himself. Godspeed.
El Nastio
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Ditto everything that has been said. Amazing how he played such a pivotal role in the Undertaker and Kane.

Wrestlemania XX sticks out for me too, however my favorite RAW match also featured Paul Bearer; the Dallas Ten-Man.

Ross: "IT'S PAUL BEARER. PAUL BEARER".


(edited by El Nastio on 6.3.13 0643)

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.12
My friend got to meet him last year in PHILLY and he was great. Such a shame since you would think WWE or Punk would use him for Mania. Hopefully, WWE will be classy about it. RIP Paul.



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Since: 19.8.05
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.50
    Originally posted by lotjx
    My friend got to meet him last year in PHILLY and he was great. Such a shame since you would think WWE or Punk would use him for Mania. Hopefully, WWE will be classy about it. RIP Paul.

You think so? We can hope.
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Since: 25.4.03
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

It's amazing to see the tweets that many Superstars have sent out, paying respect to Paul ... shows you how much he was loved & respected across the board ...

Think about how pivotal he was in the careers of 2 of the WWE's all-time greats, 'Taker & Kane ... who knows where they would be w/o having been associated with Mr. Moody ... and to a lesser extent, even Mick Foley ...

a funny thing I always remember when I hear Paul Bearer's name ... several years ago a friend saw he & Kane arrive at the arena for a house show ... several people were waiting outside the arena & Bearer (in character) got out of the passenger side & said "oooohhhh yesssss ... Kane can driiiiive". Makes me chuckle to this day.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.46
    Originally posted by Mayhem
    Think about how pivotal he was in the careers of 2 of the WWE's all-time greats, 'Taker & Kane ... who knows where they would be w/o having been associated with Mr. Moody ... and to a lesser extent, even Mick Foley ...

    a funny thing I always remember when I hear Paul Bearer's name ... several years ago a friend saw he & Kane arrive at the arena for a house show ... several people were waiting outside the arena & Bearer (in character) got out of the passenger side & said "oooohhhh yesssss ... Kane can driiiiive". Makes me chuckle to this day.


Hahah, I'm still laughing just reading that story.

Mick just tweeted his own rememberance:






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Kane can drive...just not a stick-shift.

*runs*



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I was just thinking about how great it would be to have them bring back the Funeral Parlor during the run up to WrestleMania while I was watching Old School Raw and then I saw this news this morning.

I still remember being creeped out as a kid watching in the morning while he did his interviews and know it's a testament to how good he was.
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
It took me about 10 years to realise his name was a pun. Granted, I was a child in the early days, and then I stopped watching wrestling for a while and didn't really think of him (or pall-bearers) all that regularly until his return, but I'll forever remember the moment that I realised as the dumbest I've ever felt in my life. I thank him for that humility-creating moment.
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