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'Paul Bearer' dies: More tributes pour in from pro wrestling world

March 07, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Paul Bearer ringside during a WWE match.
Paul Bearer ringside during a WWE match. (WWE )

Bill Moody, who portrayed legendary pro wrestling manager Paul Bearer for years in WWE, passed away Tuesday night. Moody, 58, was a popular figure among other wrestlers, as can be witnessed by the number of tweets his passing drew from those in the pro wrestling community, many of which you can see below.

WWE star John Cena: "I think most everyone in WWE has a great story about Paul Bearer. I have many, and will always cherish them."

WWE star Tyson Kidd: "Sad to hear about the passing of Paul Bearer. One of the best managers of all time. Pretty sure EVERYONE has tried imitating his voice."

WWE star William Regal: "Very sorry to hear of the passing of Paul Bearer. My best wishes to his family. A lovely man and my friend."

Former WWE and ECW star Tommy Dreamer: "I 1st saw Percy Pringle III in World Class. Hated him so much, he did his job so well. He then became Paul Bearer."

WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase: "The wrestling world lost a good man and I lost a good friend. Paul Bearer, rest in peace my friend."

WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel: "Saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Bearer (William Moody). He was a unique individual both in and out of the ring. RIP."

WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts: "Very sad night. RIP Paul Bearer, a man I grew up watching on tv and was lucky enough to have later on as a friend."


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