On This Day In Alabama History: Tribute Show Held For WWE’s Paul Bearer

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By Graydon Rust
Alabama 200

March 11, 2013

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) held a tribute show on Raw for professional wrestling manager William Moody, who died six days earlier. A trained mortician and embalmer from Mobile, Moody is most famous for his work in the WWE as Paul Bearer — a cackling, ghostly character with white face makeup, a ceremonial urn and the catchphrase “Ohhh yesss!” Often managing top wrestlers like Kane, Vader and Mankind, Moody is most remembered for his time with the Undertaker, a 6’10”, 310-lb wrestler nicknamed “the Deadman,” who was a perfect complement to Moody’s Paul Bearer. Moody was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

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