For all intensive purposes the last important manager in the WWE of note, Paul Bearer was not just a successful on air manager for the WWE, he was one of its more unique characters as well. Prior to joining Vince and company, Bearer was an unsuccessful wrestler who would achieve greater fame as manager known as Percy Pringle. The Pringle character was a rich flamboyant persona common to many managers of that day. When he joined Vince and company, he did a major character turn and became a Halloween come to life persona of Paul Bearer. It was a perfect pairing with the Undertaker, and for the next fourteen years, the Paul Bearer character would be in the corner of some of the greatest main eventers that the promotion had to offer. Considering how one dimensional Paul Bearer originally was, the fact that William Moody was able to give additional layers to a character is a testament to his ability. Paul Bearer remains on good terms with the organization and considering that the great managers of the 80’s are in, the top manager of the 90’s could have a shot too.
The Bullet Points:
William Moody (Real Name)
U.S.A. (Mobile, AL)
Key Championships Held:
Why He Will Get In:
He is in good standing with the WWE and had a very lengthy run.
Why He Won’t Get In:
Does the Hall really need another manager?
Five Greatest Matches/Moments: (In Chronological Order)
1. Debuted as the manager of the Undertaker (2/91)
2. Turned on the Undertaker and helped Mankind win the Boiler Room
3. Brought in Kane to feud with his “brother” (10/5/97)
4. Rejoined with the Undertaker and initiated demonic elements to the
5. Made a surprise return and was in the corner of the Undertaker
against Kane (3/14/04)