And the pro wrestling death tally just keeps going up. Paul Bearer, the spooky WWE manager who helped introduce The Undertaker died Tuesday evening at the age of 58, this according to the WWE. Bearer, real name “Bill” Moody joined the WWE in 1990 playing the role of a creepy funeral director who managed various wrestling stars including Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind.
The details surrounding Bearer’s death are unclear, but he reportedly suffered from serious health problems over the past decade, including morbid obesity and gallbladder issues. Well this is one of the first times it doesn’t seem steroid related but at this point I really think an investigation needs to go into places like the WWE.
I mean in football we’re seeing injuries after injury. But in pro wrestling it seems to be death after death.