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Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (CWFH) has issued the following press release about the final TV appearance of William “Paul Bearer” Moody:
PERCY PRINGLE’S LAST TV APPEARANCE
Hollywood, CA (March 8, 2013) – William Moody, legendary pro wrestling television personality passed away this past Tuesday in his hometown of Mobile, AL. He was 58. Moody is best known for portraying Percy Pringle III and Paul Bearer. His career stretched four decades and he entertained millions of pro wrestling fans worldwide.
In late 2009, Moody started his relationship with Championship Wrestling from Hollywood (CWFH) where he appeared each week on LA KDOC-TV in Los Angeles. Moody’s “Percy Pringle” ushers his protégé Shaun Ricker to the ring for the very last time this Sunday at 1:00AM.
“It’s always difficult when a person passes, especially one on a weekly television program. His not being with us anymore is crushing, not just to the program, but also personally. Our crew is a very tight team and Per...
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The following funeral information for William “Paul Bearer” Moody:
Wake: Friday – 4-5PM for family members only. 5-8PM for everyone including fans, etc.
Funeral: Saturday – 10AM at St. Vincent’s.
Serenity Funeral Home
8691 Old Pascagoula Road
Mobile, AL 36619
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With the death of William Moody, a.k.a. Paul Bearer, a.k.a. Percy Pringle III, the wrestling world lost one of their beloved own this week, and of course the reaction to that news dominated Twitter. From Jerry Lawler to Hulk Hogan to Triple H, the messages of grief and sadness were as plentiful as the praise for the man that was. Here are your wrestling Tweets of the week.
3MB member Jinder Mahal breaks character and offers up some kind words about Paul Bearer, the legendary WWE manager who passed away last Tuesday.
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