Paul Bearer Passes Away: WWE Superstars React

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Paul Bearer Passes Away: WWE Superstars React

The passing of William Moody, a.k.a. Paul Bearer, is sending shockwaves through the WWE Universe. has released the following statement.

WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer. Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years.

Our deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family, friends and fans.

This is some somber news for the WWE Universe as WrestleMania approaches. Moody managed Undertaker on and off since his debut back in 1991. Although there was no word that he would be joining Undertaker at this year's event, it's safe to say that when you see one, you think of the other.

The Paul Bearer character should easily go down in history as one of the greatest WWE managers of all time. In today's product, it is rare to find any manager that brings the passion and character that Moody brought. I will not go as far as saying that Moody's presence made the Undertaker persona. However, having Moody by his side definitely added an aura and a special wrinkle to the character of the Undertaker.

I know this might be bit premature, but I would like to see Moody inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next year. I think that the things he has brought to this business have more than earned him a slot in the hall. It might be fair to say that Moody already deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

As we continue on the road to WrestleMania, I will be curious to see if we get any response from the Deadman himself. With his streak, Undertaker never needs any extra motivation to give it his all on the biggest stage of them all. But I don't think that it would surprise anyone if he were to find a way to pay homage to Moody on April 7, 2013.

As WWE Superstars are hearing the news, they are taking to social media to express their thoughts. Here are some of the thoughts regarding the loss of one of the greatest managers of all time.

If these messages say anything, it's that Moody was loved by his colleagues.

With WrestleMania still five weeks away WWE has plenty of time to honor Moody properly. Properly of course being by including him in the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame induction class.

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