- Percy Pringle III - Paul Bearer
- Since 2005, and over 800 entries, the orginal purpose of this BLOG has never changed. I consider it to be a personal letter from me to my extended family of fans, supporters, and friends. I ALWAYS encourage your emails, comments, suggestions, and questions. Be Blessed! ~Percy
Friday, December 29, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
The Legendary Spoiler, Don Jardine has died.
I managed Don in 1978, early on in my career as PP3. I was wearing the mask because I had my head shaved after one of my Mongolians lost an AWA Title match with Nick Bockwinkle. Don was truly an icon in our industry, and we became close while I was working In World Class in Texas. May He Rest In Peace.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Once again my heartfelt appreciation to those of you that have continued to remember me and my family during our difficult days. Your emails and prayers mean more to us than you will ever realize.
We met with Dianna's surgeon on Monday, she is healing well, and the pathology report from her surgery indicates that no other cancer cells were found. We pray that this means no chemo and/or radiation will be required this time. We will know for sure when we meet with her cancer doctor in a couple of weeks.
"The Possum" George Jones was in town this past Saturday night. Dianna insisted that I go alone, and that I did. It was great seeing the "Jones Gang" again, their friendship and hospitality are always off the charts with me. It was the first time Jones has played Mobile in over 20 years. We usually see him in nearby Biloxi or Pensacola. He is 75 now and still going strong!
WWE returns to the area in January with events set for Mobile and Biloxi. What a good way to start out the the New Year, visiting with my extended WWE Family.
Dianna and I will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary on December 22nd.
Take care my friends.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
My wife Dianna had her second radical mastectomy yesterday for breast cancer. The surgery went as well as could be expected. As of this writing she is in intensive care, however she should go into a regular room later today.
Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers.
God Bless ,
Monday, November 27, 2006
Tomorrow marks the one month anniversary of the death of my brother "Bubba." His life was stolen away by brain and lung cancer. My wife Dianna begins her pre-op tests tomorrow in preparation for her second fight with breast cancer. She is scheduled for surgery on December 4th. My mom is recovering from recent skin cancer surgery. Cancer is no doubt a beast that that will not go away.
On a happier note, this past Saturday November 25th, marked the third anniversary of my gastric bypass surgery. I lost 240 pounds. There is a God.
Once again, I want to thank all of your for your continued support. Even though my updates are few and far between, I am flabbergasted that several thousand of you from around the world still come here on a daily basis. I appreciate that more than you will ever realize.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Harry W. Moody III “Bubba” – Age 50, was born in Mobile on July 25, 1956, and a lifetime resident of the area. He entered eternal life surrounded by his family at his residence on Saturday morning, October 28, 2006 at 4:30 am, following a valiant battle with cancer.
“Bubba” was a 1974 graduate of McGill Institute, served in The United States Air Force, a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, had a passion for computer technology, and was employed by Danfoss Incorporated.
He was preceded in death by his best friend Charlie Sandoz in 2005.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Glenda E. Moody of Mobile. One daughter, Tonya Marie Adams, of Mobile. Grand-daughter Rebekah Leighanne Adams, of Mobile. Parents Harry W. Moody Jr. and Clarice Downey Moody, of Mobile. One brother, William A. Moody (Dianna), Mobile. One sister, Joan Marie Garrett (Art) of Chickasaw. Aunts and Uncles, Nieces and Nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.
Visitation will be held at Pine Crest Funeral Home on Monday evening, October 30, 2006, from 5pm – 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 am, on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at St.Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Interment will be in Serenity Memorial Gardens.
On behalf of my family and myself I would like to thank you all for the kind emails, thoughts and prayers during the past year.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
We all have our crosses to bear. It wouldn't do me any good to whine about our problems here. I just want you to know that there' a lot happening in our lives right now, and my time is very limited these days. I don't update here as much as I would like too. I just want you know that I will always consider you all to be my extended family and friends...
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read the words through, and you'll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners . Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
God Bless my family and friends this beautiful October 1st.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Take care my friends.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Yesterday, was also my dear friend Gerald Brisco's birthday. My the way, the picture above wasn't taken yesterday, LOL
We love 'ya Gerald!
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
I sincerely hope you are all having a great weekend. Alabama football kicked off last night against Hawaii, BAMA won 25 - 17. ROLL TIDE!
Dianna will have surgery on Tuesday. We will give you the news, as soon as we hear something.
Take care and God Bless!
Sunday, August 27, 2006
In the midst of the threat of the the first hurricane of the season, and remembering Katrina that devastated the Gulf Coast one year ago; I would like to respond to many emails from you folks with your concerns about Dianna.
I went with her to the hospital on Friday for a biopsy. Unfortunately, the area of concern couldn't be reached through the "normal" needle biopsy. She must go through a minimum invasive surgical procedure soon, to obtain the biopsy. Chances are that it is not cancer, but the possibilities cannot be ruled out considering her past history. We ask that you continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. We will let you know something as soon as we can.
Brother Harry "Bubba" continues to be doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. His strong will power, faith and positive attitude keeps the Moody Family's wagons in a tight circle these days.
I began a new challenging endeavor about a month ago. Many of you know that I have been working back in the funeral industry pretty much full time this year. Early on in my mortuary career I always thought how great it would be to find a Funeral Director who had an established buisness, who wanted to step back, and was looking for someone to take over for him. I met a gentleman who operated an established cemetery, and recently built a brand new funeral home on the property. He was looking for a Funeral Director to manage the facility for him. Just the opportunity I was looking for. So... I have been busy getting things in order, and our doors will be open very soon. Needless to say, notwithstanding our family's health issues, I have been extremely busy, thus the lack of updates around here these days.
My Gulf South Wrestling organization is also doing well. We have two events scheduled in September, that takes up what little bit of free time I do have. Believe me, I am not complaining, it's all a good thing.
I was just watching the news coverage of the commuter plane crash in Lexington, Kentucky. Having been in the area many times through the years, even flying out of that very airport, my thoughts and prayers are with the familes and friends of the crew and passengers.
Have a great week, my friends!
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Well... today Dianna had her yearly mammogram and we are very concerned about the results. Her physician found a suspicious spot on the x-ray and a needle biopsy is the next step. Please keep her in your prayers. This just can't be happening to us again!
Notwithstanding, brother "bubba's" continuing fight with the dreaded desease.
I have always considered all of you that visit here regularly a part of my extended family.
I apreciate you all!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Speaking of funeral homes, I recently made a change and I am now managing Funeral Director at a brand new facility. I have been busy geeting things ready to serve our first family. We should be open by this time next week.
Many of you have asked about my weekend at THE CAPITOL LEGENDS CONVENTION. I wish I had the time to tell you all about it. It was simply fantastic! I had more fun than the fans who paid to attend. I visited with many old friends that I haven't seen in such a very long time, especially Bret Hart. There's nothing like old friends.
Have a great week.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Have a great week, my friends.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Five years ago today, my wife Dianna was wheeled into an operating room to have her right breast removed. I would never wish that experience on anybody. PLEASE Ladies get your annual mammograms, and do your personal monthly checks! PLEASE Gentlemen, don't be afraid to remind them! Cancer can be cured if detected early. Dianna is cancer free today. Praise The Lord!
Take care friends.
Monday, July 31, 2006
The photo above shows Granddaughter Grace, opening one of her gifts during her 2nd birthday party this past week. That's her Mom Beth, giving her a helping hand; and Great-Grandmother Moody looking on in the background.
WWE SMACKDOWN will be here in Mobile this Saturday, August 5th, I am anxiously anticipating spending some quality time with my friends.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Tomorrow is Granddaughter Grace's 2nd birthday. The photo above is her "official" birthday photograph. She's is getting a day off from daycare tomorrow and gets to spend the day with me and Grandma Pringle. Do you think we will spoil her? No way! right...
Then on Friday, our oldest Son Michael will be 27 years old. That's him in the picture above with his wife Beth. He doesn't look like a Pringle does he? Now maybe if he had some of his daddy's hair. hehee....
On Saturday, I will be spending the afternoon with The United States Air Force. I will be making appearances at the base commissaries of Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, in the Florida panhandle. if you live in the area come out and say "howdy!" I was in The Air Force from 1972 - 1976, and I am really looking forward to meeting the troops.
Take care, my friends.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Frequent visitors here are aware of "Bubba's" valiant fight with cancer. I continue to receive encouraging emails and prayers each and every day; for that our Family thanks you again. It seems each time his physicians resolve one issue, another pops up. He is having a very hard time right now, but our faith remains strong as our Dear Lord keeps him in the palms of his healing hands.
Last Friday night, July 7th, I enjoyed participating in a great wrestling "Night of Legends" event in Batesville, Mississippi; promoted by All Pro Championship Wrestling. I got to manage my 'ol friend Kamala against Mr. Hughes, and also manage a team against Jerry Lawler and Brian Christopher. Also on the card were Don Bass, Dusty Wolfe, Porkchop Cash, Peggy Lee Leather, Bambi, Tommy Rich, Bill Dundee, Doug Gilbert, Robert Gibson, Brickhouse Brown, Jimmy Valiant, and so many more.
Then on Sunday, July 9th, I promoted my GULF SOUTH WRESTLING event here in Mobile. The photo above shows "Percy The Promoter" telling my wayward cousin "Marvelous" Marcel Pringle that he had to ride the mechanical bull after losing a match with The Armstrong Family. We had a fabulous event, that was well attended by several hundred fans. You can click on the blue hyperlink above, and check out some more great photos and details from the show.
Wednesday July 12th, was a sad day as I remebered my friend Jimmy Miranda. Jimmy handled "live event" merchandising for WWF/WWE for many years. He passed away on July 12, 2002. I snapped the picture above in one of the dressing rooms as Jimmy, Kane, and Gold Dust did a bit of horsing around. Gosh... I miss those days.
Yesterday July 14th, was my friend Jeff Jarrett's birthday. I've known Jeff for so many years, and I am so proud of what he is doing these days.
On another sad note, tomorrow July 16th will mark the anniversary of the deaths of two more dear friends. Bruiser Brody (above) and Terry "Bam-Bam" Gordy (below) died on July 16th. Bruiser in 1988, and Terry in 2001.
I wish you all a very good weekend!
Thursday, July 06, 2006
I will be appearing in Batesville, MS at The Civic Center tomorrow Friday, July 7th for All Pro Productions. Bell Time will be at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 5:00 pm for autograph sessions. The new Batesville Civic Center is located at 290 Civic Center Road, just off Highway 6 East in Batesville, Mississippi. Batesville is about an hour south of Memphis, TN. I will be managing Kamala in one match, and coming out in the main event with a team against Jerry Lawler and Brian Christopher, Jimmy Valiant will be the special referee for that match. There are a bunch of "Legends" on the card, many coming from Memphis. If you live in the area please come out and give me a shout.
Then on Sunday my GULF SOUTH WRESTLING organization will return to action here in Mobile.
Take care, my friends!