The late WWE manager and former wrestler was commemorated on March 11 during Monday Night Raw with a touching video, and a tribute by his good friend and protege The Undertaker. Read on for more details.
Even though Bill Moody, better known by his stage name Paul Bearer, died on March 5, his legacy as a WWE manager and legend will live on forever — especially after a touching tribute on Monday Night Raw on March 11.
The Monday Night Raw match in Indianapolis opened up with a video in honor of Paul. Then, His protege The Undertaker, with whom Paul had first started working more than 20 years ago, remembered his beloved manager by taking the ring with Paul’s famous gold urn on a pedestal. The Undertaker knelt before the urn, to show is respect to the man who made him a WWE superstar.
The Undertaker’s Candid Tribute To Paul Bearer
Not only were The Undertaker and Paul Bearer a famous duo in professional wrestling — they were also good friends, on and off the ring. So even though WWE is notoriously scripted with elaborate story lines, the candid moment when The Undertaker knelt before the gold urn was emotionally real. The famous duo will no longer appear together, but Paul’s memory will forever live on.
Paul Bearer Dies At 58
The spooky WWE manager, who was known as his funeral director character, died on March 5. No cause of death or details surrounding his death were immediately available, although he was treated for blood clots days before his death.
“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,” the official statement from the WWE read after his death.
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