- 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
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I don't have any idea how many episodes of the program I appeared on. I just know that I was very blessed to be a part of the great organization.
WWF Monday Night RAW, first aired on January 11, 1993 on the USA Network for one hour. The original RAW broke new ground in televised professional wrestling. Traditionally, wrestling shows were taped on sound stages with small audiences or at large arena shows. The RAW formula was very different than that of its predecessor, Prime Time Wrestling. Instead of taped matches, with studio voice overs and taped chat, RAW was a show shot to a live audience, with angles as they happened.
The first episode featured Yokozuna defeating Koko B. Ware, The Steiner Brothers defeating The Executioners, WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeating Max Moon and The Undertaker defeating Damien Demento. The show also featured an interview with Razor Ramon.
RAW originated from the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios, a small New York City theater and aired live each week. The combination of an intimate venue and live action proved highly successful. However, the weekly live schedule proved to be a financial drain on the WWF, and taped shows began airing every other week. From early 1994 to September 1999, RAW was shown live on one Monday and then the next day (Tuesday) next Monday's RAW was taped. This meant that RAW was live one week and taped the next.
RAW is returning to my hometown of Mobile on January 14th in the new year. As always I am looking forward to being there with my extended family.
I congratulate the McMahon Family, and the entire staff of WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT. I sincerely wish you 150 more years of RAW success!
A few weeks ago I wrote of the upcoming 17th Annual GULF COAST WRESTLERS REUNION. I am on the board of directors of the organization, and responsible for getting the word out to independent talent, especially those who have never attended. I promise you, that if you come one time, you will be back. The gathering this year will be on March 7th and 8th.
It is open ONLY to those currently active or retired from our industry. It IS NOT a fanfest, and everyone will be screened at the door. You DO NOT have to live in the Gulf Coast area to attend. We have legends that come in every year from all over the country. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me with them at:
I have been doing my best to pass out applications, but it is impossible to reach everyone. Especially those away from the Gulf Coast area. You can easily download one right here, but you must have ADOBE ACROBAT to receive it. That is easy enough, just click on the link and follow the yellow brick road.
CLICK HERE FOR ADOBE ACROBAT
Then click on the link below to get your application. Fill it out, mail it in along with the cash, and we will see you there!
Monday, December 03, 2007
On this date in 1991, The WWF held its TUESDAY IN TEXAS pay-per-view at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. The WWF Champion, My Undertaker, was pinned by Hulk Hogan, after the man in red and yellow threw ashes from my urn into Undertaker's eyes. I will never tell what the ashes were. LOL
WWF President Jack Tunney made an announcement, which aired on the December 7 edition of WWF Superstars, that the title was vacated and would go to the winner of the following month's Royal Rumble match, due to two disputed finishes.
Other matches on the live Pay-per-view saw Randy Savage pin Jake Roberts. Following the match, Roberts beat down Savage, then forced Miss Elizabeth to beg him to stop the beating. When apparently dissatisfied with her, Roberts grabbed her by the hair and slapped her across her face. Also, Davey Boy Smith pinned The Warlord. Ted DiBiase and Repo Man defeated Tito Santana and Virgil when DiBiase pinned Virgil.
In dark matches: The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don Harris) defeated Brian Donahue and Brian Costello. Sir Charles (The Godfather) pinned Dale (Dusty) Wolfe. Chris Walker pinned Brian Lee (The UnderFaker). Chris Chavis (Tatanka) pinned J.W. Storm (WCW's Maxx Muscle). Ric Flair pinned Roddy Piper.
Courtesy of YOUTUBE here's the Main Event in two parts.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I received an interesting telephone call from WWE this week, and I will share the details with you in a day or two.
Have a great weekend and as always...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
That's right, Friday night December 30th, I will step into the ring as a "wrestler" for the first time since 1999. I will be in a six-man tag-team fracas with my son "D.J." and cousin "Marvelous" Marcel Pringle. We will be in Brewton, Alabama at The National Guard Armory, belltime is at 7pm.
The last time I "wrestled" was on May 10, 1999 on MONDAY NIGHT RAW against The Big Show. This particular edition of RAW scored the highest rating in the history of the program up to that time. I am certainly not saying that I had anything to do with the rating, it is just a note of trivia. The rating was an 8.1. That was beat a few months later on September 27, 1999 when Mick Foley did the "This is your life Rock," and scored a 8.4 rating. Those ratings have never been matched since. To put things in perspective, this past Monday night had a 3.5 rating.
If you live in the Brewton area, I look forward to seeing you there. If I live... I will be in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday night at the American Legion Hall.
Courtesy of YOUTUBE, here is my match with The Big Show from 1999.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Be that as it may, the Moody house was rocking last night as a number of close friends gathered to see our beloved CRIMSON TIDE fall to Auburn University for the sixth straight year.
Oh well... there's always next year.
On this day four years ago in 2003 I had my gastric bypass surgery. When I was rolled into the operating room I weighed 525 pounds. Simply an amazing miracle. Seriously, like many anniversaries and remembrances that I bring up here on my BLOG, my surgery seems like it has been 20 years ago. The photo below was when I was at my heaviest. Without that surgery, there is absolutely no doubt that my name would be on the long list of our departed brothers and sisters from the wrestling industry. I have been truly blessed.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
That Alabama couldn't hold an early 7-0 lead over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday, turning the ball over four times in a 21-14 loss to the Warhawks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The loss drops Alabama's record to 6-5 (4-3 SEC).
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
THE CRIMSON TIDE rolls into MISSISSIPPI STATE this morning at 11:30 am (CT). Should be a good one. Once again I won't be able to see it all as I have a Board of Directors meeting for our 17th Annual GULF COAST WRESTLERS REUNION at 1 pm. Our reunion is set for March 7-8, 2008.
THE UNDERTAKER 15-0 DVD is exclusively available only at WALMART. It is a good one, and if you are a UT fan it is a must have for your collection. I can hear some fo you saying, 'ol Perce must be getting royalities of this one, give me a HELL YEAH!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Three years ago we decided to endeavor to get new blood in our organization, namely allowing those on the independent scene to become members. We began THE HORIZON AWARD, which is voted on by those members who participate in indy professional wrestling only. The first year Ethan Emmerson (Aeon Flexx) was voted as the first Horizon Award winner, last year Mark Thompson (John Saxon) was the winner and was presented by ring legend Danny Hodge. Who will be this year's nominee? You can only find out by being there!
Our 2008 Reunion will be held on March 7 - 8th, and it's time to get your applications in!
If you have Adobe Acrobat you may download and print your copy right here. Just click on this link:
2008 GCWR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
REMEMBER The Gulf Coast Wrestler's Reunion is ONLY open to those retired or active in the professional wrestling industry. Wrestling fans ARE NOT allowed in this unique gathering, nor are wrestling website reporters or wrestling historians. You may be called upon to prove your history within the business, and EVERYONE will be screened at the door.
I am appearing at most area indy events these days, so please feel free to approach me with any questions, and I will try to have applications on hand for any of you interested.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Ms Mary Lillian Ellison
WHEN:Wednesday November 7, 2007 12:00 pm
WHERE:Dunbar Funeral Home
3926 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205
Visitation will be held Tuesday 6-9 at the funeral home.
Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
You may sign the funeral home guestbook at this link:
SIGN Ms ELLISON's REGISTER BOOK - CLICK HERE
World Wrestling Entertainment is returning to the deep south in early 2008. Here's the tentative dates for those that live in the area:
1/12/08 Tallahassee, FL
1/13/08 Dothan, AL
1/14/08 Mobile, AL
1/15/07 Birmingham, AL
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
World Wrestling Entertainment released an official statement which can be located by clicking on this link: