Originally posted by dMpAt 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.
One of my top live moments ever. The lights going out was one thing, but the voice blew the roof off of the Garden.
I sure do miss those sets --"The Funeral Parlor" "The Barber Shop" etc. These in-ring ones just aren't the same.
I will never forget the Paul Bearer look-alike contest they held at a house show in the Boston Garden. The five or six "Pauls" in suits and make-up starting brawling and dropping elbows off the ropes. So funny.
I got to see him perform live at some Championship Wrestling From Hollywood shows ( as Percival Pringle III ) and even had the pleasure of speaking with him. I first saw him on tv doing WCCW back in the 80's.He was a master entertainer who made everything around him better, truly a legend in wrestling. R.I.P.
The promotion known here as ASW brought him in as a special manager for a casket match between Chance Prophet & Dirk Extreme. That night with his expertise of the dark side Chance Prophet was able to vanquish Dirk.
I'm certain you'd be pressed to find anyone that knew him or even spent a moment of time with him to say something bad about William Moody... he truly was a nice guy in the wrestling industry & treated everyone likes he was your friend. It was a humbling honor to meet him. He will sorely be missed.
For a while in the early 2000s, Percy Pringle III ran a personal wrestling forum. Naturally he got hit with a lot of silly questions, but he answered them with grace and charm and just a touch of vinegar. He told some wonderful stories on that forum. A gentleman of the old school.
I wouldn't worry too much about him being outsized. Smackdown isn't exactly bristling with giants, and there's no doubt in my mind they'll throw him in with the Tajiri, Kidman, Hurricane group, at least in the beginning.