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After news broke Tuesday evening that Bill Moody, famously known as Paul Bearer, had passed away, there was a push among some WWE circles to posthumously induct the legendary manager into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
Bearer addressed the topic to Chris Yandek of www.cyinterview.com in an interview in January, stating, "I know that I will [be in the WWE Hall of Fame]. So that’s all I need to know. Whether it’s next year or whether it’s five years from now, I know the time’s coming. … I’ve been very, very blessed in professional wrestling because I’m just a Alabama kid, from the Alabama Gulf Coast that grew up watching local territory days wrestling. … I have been all around the world. I performed in all 50 states, 28 countries and I got a paycheck every week.”
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- PWInsider reports that William Moody (Paul Bearer) had openly told several people that he hadn’t been feeling well for some time now. He recently pulled himself off of some of his regular bookings next month, citing not feeling well.
Bearer’s last tweets were on March 2nd. He reportedly passed away around 5pm PST this evening. He would have been 59 next month.
According to WZROnline.com (WZR Radio) sources, William “Paul Bearer” Moody was openly telling people over the last few weeks that he hadn’t been feeling well. Moody recently pulled himself from several indy bookings and told promoters he hadn’t been feeling well.
As Matt Boone and I (Ryan Clark) noted on Tuesday night’s live edition of WZR Radio, Bearer sent out his last...
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During an interview in January, Paul Bearer was asked what he initially thought about the Undertaker character. He bluntly stated that neither he nor the Undertaker himself believed that it was a gimmick that was going to last in WWE.
- WWE announced tragic news this evening:
Paul Bearer passes
WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer. Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years.
Our deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family, friends and fans.
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It was just in February that longtime friends Paul Bearer and WWE commentator Jerry Lawler, who recently had his own brush with death while suffering a heart attack on Monday Night Raw, were hanging out together.
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As we unfortunately had to break on Tuesday night's WZR Radio, William "Paul Bearer" Moody has passed away. We're told he passed away around 5PM EST after being hospitalized over the past several days. Here are some tweets from numerous talents in the wrestling industry:
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- Embedded below is a video WWE posted paying tribute to the late William “Paul Bearer” Moody.
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A classic match that he would love to see as a rematch: “The Rock vs. John Cena”
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Dr. Tom Prichard published a blog on the death of William “Paul Bearer” Moody’s his website. Here is an excerpt.
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ESPN commentator and former WWE commentator Todd Grisham tweets about the passing of Paul Bearer, the longtime manager of the Undertaker.
-- WWE has posted an interview where Michael Hayes, discussing the death of Paul Bearer. You can check that out at this link
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-- Justin Roberts noted on his Twitter account that he was doing voiceovers for...