In one of his final interviews, legendary wrestling manager Paul Bearer was sure of his legacy in sports entertainment.
Speaking to Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com in late January, William Moody (better known as WWE’s Paul Bearer and to old school fans as Percy Pringle III) knew that one day he would become a WWE Hall of Famer.
The 58-year-old, who debuted in the wrestling business in 1974, said: “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 who 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.”
Moody died on March 5 in Mobile, Ala. after suffering from complications with his gallbladder.
You can listen to the entire interview at the link below where Paul Bearer discussed many more career topics including stories of The Undertaker, Kane, Mankind and the state of the pro wrestling.