- 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
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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...