Manager: Paul Bearer
Real Name: William Alvin Moody
Birthday: April 10, 1954
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Marital Status: Married to Dianna;
Son 'Michael' born July 1979
Son 'Daniel'
Debut: June 1974
Previous Gimmicks: Mr. X
The Embalmer
Percy Pringle III
Notable Feuds: Undertaker

[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..