We at Rant Sports are very sad and regret to inform that WWE legend, Paul Bearer (who’s real name is William Moody) passed away this evening, according to WWE.com.
Bearer made his WWE debut in 1991 as he was paired up with The Undertaker to be his full-time manager.
The Undertaker having Paul Bearer by his side was a perfect collaboration of mystique and a dark aura surrounding the two men. Bearer would be widely known for his recognizable voice that he would use for his character, using a very soft yet terrifying tone to set the stage for the short words that would be said by his protege, The Undertaker.
Bearer made one of the most memorable heel turns in WWE history as he turned on The Undertaker at Summer Slam 1996, when The Undertaker faced Mankind in a boiler room brawl. Bearer showed his true colors against the deadman as he paired himself with Mankind to completely take out The Undertaker.
However, Bearer didn’t stop with Mankind. He introduced the world to the Undertaker’s long-lost brother Kane in the fall of 1997. Between The Undertaker, Mankind and Kane, Bearer has been affiliated with three of the biggest names in pro wrestling history, and has left an indelible impression on not only the wrestling community, but the WWE Universe overall.
The details revolving around Bearers death has yet to be made public, but one thing is certain – Bearer has captivated all wrestling fans in some capacity, and this loss is a sad one. Our deepest condolences go out to the Moody family.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports