||William Alvin Moody
||April 10, 1954
||Married to Dianna;
Son 'Michael' born July 1979
Percy Pringle III
[Percy Pringle/Paul Bearer Gallery]
In The Beginning:
1972: William Moody was a product of Mobileís Catholic School system, and later graduated from the McGill Institute..
~~~William Moody enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, completing basic training at Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, TX..
~~~William Moody is also a legitimate licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer!
1976: William Moody recieved his honorable discharge from the Air Force, and went straight into a Funeral Director/Embalmer job..
Getting Into The Business:
William Moody became a front-row regular at Gulf Coast Wrestling events in Mobile, Alabama while growing up..
~~~William Moody got to know many of the wrestlers, as well as the front office personnel..
William Moody got his foot in the door by becoming a ringside photographer, taking photos for the programs and national magazines!
June 1974: William Moody made his wrestling debut, wrestling as "Mr. X" (under a mask) in Greenville, AL
~~~William Moody continued to wrestle on the southern independant circuit as Mr X, and even went by "The Embalmer"..
Percival Pringle III - Take 1:
April 1977: William Moody began his managerial career as Percy Pringle III under promotors George Culkin and Frankie Cain..
~~~The promotion was based out of Mississippi and was called "International Championship Wrestling"..
~~~Frankie Cain (the booker) was the one who gave William Moody the name "Percy Pringle III"..
July 1979: William & Dianna Moody welcomed their first son, Michael, into the world and William came to a realization..
William Moody quit wrestling full time, and returned to the funeral profession and college..
William Moody graduated on The Deanís List, he received a Degree in Mortuary Science..
William Moody also earned his his Funeral Director/Embalmerís Certification from San Antonio College..
Percival Pringle III - Take 2:
1984: Percy Pringle III returned to wrestling full time, turning up the "flamboyance" of his character..
Percy Pringle III became a regular in Florida Wrestling as well as Fritz von Erich's World Class Wrestling Association..
Percy Pringle III managed Rick Rude, The Assassin, Blackjack Mulligan, Matt Borne, Buzz Sawyer, Eric Embry and many others..
~~~Also managed The Great Kabuki, Lex Luger, The Dingo Warrior, "Sugar Bear" Harris, and even Steve Austin!
World Wrestling Federation - The Undertaker:
December 22, 1990: William Moody joined the WWF and would be known as "Paul Bearer" a creepy heel manager..
Paul Bearer was given the opportunity to manage one of the fastest growing characters in the WWF, The Undertaker!
World Wrestling Entertainment - Post Undertaker:
Paul Bearer turned on the Undertaker, to manage Kane (Undertaker's little brother) who was revealed to be Paul Bearer's son!
1998: Paul Bearer was named 1998 Manager Of The Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine..
World Wrestling Entertainment - Part Time:
William Moody decides to move on from portraying an on air character, he was added to the WWE.COM staff as a journalist..
2001: William Moody's wife, Dianna Moody, is diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and undergoes surgury on August 2, 2001..
September 2002: William Moody announces that he will be leaving the WWE to care for his wife..
October 14, 2002: William Moody's contract runs out and he is officially gone from the WWE..
William Moody decides to retire from the business instead of renewing his WWE contract..
NWA: Total Nonstop Action:
December 4, 2002 - NWA:TNA: Paul Bearer (as Percy Pringle III) appeared at the end of the show shocking everybody!
January 8, 2003 - NWA:TNA: Percy Pringle III gave a one-on-one sitdown interview about his wrestling career..
January 15, 2003 - NWA:TNA: Percy Pringle III came out and asked to join S-E-X, but got a beat-down instead..
April 19, 2003 - All Access Wrestling "Full House": PP3 cut a promo on the show that put over Kevin Northcutt & Joe Kane..
World Wrestling Entertainment - Back in the WWE:
March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) returned using the DEADMAN gimmick and defeated Kane!
May 16, 2004 - Judgment Day: The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer defeated Booker T with a tombstone piledriver..
May 27, 2004 - SD!: Paul Bearer was abducted by the Dudley Boyz and thrown into the trunk of a car and taken away!
June 10, 2004 - Smackdown: The Undertaker shocks the World as he bows down to Paul Heyman recognizing the power of the urn..
June 27, 2004 - Great American Bash: The Undertaker defeated The Dudley Boyz in a "Live Free or Die" match..
~~~As a result, Paul Heyman pulled a switch which was to bury Paul Bearer in concrete cement but LIGHTNING struck!
~~~The Undertaker made his way to the stage and said "I have no other choice" before pulling the switch and "killing" his manager!
April 11, 2005: Paul Bearer is given his 90-Day notice by WWE Talent Relations to terminate his contact..
September 9, 2005--Chaotic Wrestling: Nick Logan beat Andre Lyonz in a Casket match with Percy Pringle III at ringside..
October 2, 2005 - ROH: Paul Bearer made an unadvertised appearance and appeared in the ring with Commissioner Jim Cornette..
November 6, 2005--Iron Ring Wrestling: Legion w/Percy Pringle III defeated Tracy Smothers..
December 16, 2005--Vince Russo's Ring of Glory: Percy Pringle III played heel manager for the duration of the event..
March 7, 2006: Paul Bearer made a non-televised in-ring appearance to welcome the fans to a TV Taping in Mobile, AL..
April 7, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Kamala w/Percy Pringle III defeated Sal Sincere w/King DoIStink..
August 5, 2006--WWE Live Event (SD! crew) in Mobile, Alabama: Mike "The Miz" Mizanin introduced WWE Legend Paul Bearer..