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75. Paul Bearer

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Paul Bearer

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:

Other Aliases:
William Moody (Real Name)
Percy Pringle

Billed From:
U.S.A. (Mobile, AL)

Key Championships Held:
None

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
Brawl (8/18/96)
3.  Brought in Kane to feud with his “brother” (10/5/97)
4.  Rejoined with the Undertaker and initiated demonic elements to the
character (10/98)
5.  Made a surprise return and was in the corner of the Undertaker
against Kane (3/14/04)

 

Should Paul Bearer be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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+1 #1 Bryan 2013-03-07 19:04
R.I.P. Paul/Percy/Will iam. You are missed already
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