- 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
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I mentioned on Facebook that I received an unexpected call from WWE, inviting me to appear at AXXESS at Wrestlemania in Houston this weekend. I would have certainly enjoyed seeing so many old friends, and just getting away for a few days would have done me the world of good. Unfortunately, I had to turn the invite down. It was just too soon to change the personal and business plans that are already on my agenda for this weekend. There will be another time.
Tomorrow's Wednesday, humpday and payday all at one time, I don't know if I can stand the excitement.
Have a good night, and Be Blessed.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
You know, there is an old addage "Misery loves company". I never really knew the meaning of that until now... I have been in pure misery most of the time for 7-weeks, but I have found that when I have company (calls, letters, emails, visits) and I am able to share my memories and feelings with family and friends, I feel so much better for it.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tomorrow Never Comes -- By Norma Marek
If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep.
If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for just one more.
If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would tape each word and action, and play them back throughout my days.
If I knew it would be the last time, I would spare an extra minute or two, To stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you know I do.
So, just in case tomorrow never comes, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you, and I hope we never will forget.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.
So, if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day that you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss, And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.
So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, That you love them very much, and you'll always hold them dear.
Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay". And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.
"I miss 'ya girl."
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A bunch of local indy 'rasslin B.S. going on around here, my first reaction is to jump up on my soapbox and tell it like it is. But... I'm not. I'm counting to 10, and trying to let it pass me by. It is not worth getting my blood pressure up about it all.
Be that as it may, the rain has finally ended here after three solid days. The sun is shining outside, and The Son, is shining on me.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
On another sad note... it was six-weeks ago today that I lost Dianna. It still seems like a nightmare. I pass the cemetery to and from work everyday, although I don't stop each time. When I do stop in, it is so surreal. I find myself telling her about my day, how the kids and dogs are doing. I realize that it is a natural thing to do... so I guess I'm OK after all.
It's supposed to rain around here for the next few days. I am getting ready to shower and head to the office for a few hours. I wish you all a good weekend.
Before I go, I recently discovered 'facebook'. Even though I tried, I never got into MySpace (note that there is a fake page for Paul Bearer there). It's only been a few days, but I am beginning to enjoy Facebook. There is a recently added link to my Facebook profile at the top of this page.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Our 18th Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion (GCWR) is now in the history books. Many wonder why they do not hear or see too much about our gathering on the internet, and the answer is quite simple. However, it is another explanation that if you understand an answer is not needed; and if you don't get it, no explanation will do.
Our gathering is for those in, or retired from our industry. We hold it close to our hearts, and don't care to advertise too many photos from the event, who was there, etc. If each individual wants to disclose that information, that is their business. In our old school mindset, our GCWR is "Kayfabe" (secret); it is nobodys concern but our members and their select guests.
All I will say it was definitely one of, if not the largest ever. We had more newcomers than we have ever had, and several of our brothers returned after a long absence. It was an uplifting experience, in a modern day world of pro wrestling that looks mighty solemn these days, especially on the independent scene.
It was great having my "brother" and PP.com webmaster "Plowboy" Kurt Nielsen as my house guest this week. Kurt is on a big bird high in the sky headed back to California as I type. It was my pleasure. So many had big hugs and support for me during our GCWR, and I will remember each and every one of them.
Five weeks ago last night my Dianna passed away. After the reunion yesterday, I stopped by the cemetery to visit. Man... it still doesn't seem possible. A little while ago, I dived into the task of bathing my three dachshunds; one by one of course. Tears dripped into their bath water, as I remembered that this was something we always did together. When I least expect it, memories like that flood my mind. I know it is natural, and I know it is good for me to talk about it; and heart warming that folks like you are here to listen.
Well... there's clothes in the washer and dryer, and more stacked up to do. My youngest Daniel, his lady Jami, and grand-daugher Danielle are still with me. I thought I was taking them home today, but they wanted to stay on a couple more days. Of course I didn't resist. Danielle said "Oscar" for the first time this morning, Oscar is our oldest Dachshund. I could feel Dianna smiling down from above.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Monday, March 02, 2009
Regular visitors here are used to reading about our GCWR here every year, but some of you newbies may not be familiar with what it is all about. Our reunion takes place on the first full weekend of every March, and is open only to those active or retired from the professional wrestling industry. It is not a Fan Festival, and all applicants are screened prior to admittance.
About 4-years ago, we began inviting independent talents to come and join us, and started our "Horizon Award," which is given to a indy wrestler as voted upon by their peers at each years gathering.
The GCWR began almost 20-years ago by the late Lee Fields, who was literally "The Godfather" of our business along the Gulf Coast. It started with just a handful of professionals, and has grown into over 200 members attending each and every year.
I have been honored to be on the GCWR Board of Directors for several years now, which is such a thrill for me, as I get to rub shoulders with the Legends I grew up watching. In my book, there is nothing better than having friends that are your heroes.
Our extinguished Webmaster "Plowboy" Kurt Nielsen, who by the way does all of the artwork here on my website, will once again travel from Calyfornie here to "God's Country." Kurt arrives Wednesday evening, and will be a guest again at "The Pringle Manor." I know he is going to miss Dianna's hospitality and home cooking, as I just stocked up on TV Dinners for us. He sure don't want to eat my vittles. LOL
I hope you all had a good weekend. It's kind of cold for this part of the country right now, but things will warm up later in the week as we head into the reunion.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
First off, you have our continued love and support in prayer, I know that nobody but you truly knows how you feel, but I did want to express that you have a lot of people that care about you and have you in their thoughts.
My brother lost his fiancée a few years ago and we just recently lost our grandfather so I have seen how a loss affects those closest to the departed. The good news is that you will get to see her again and how wonderful will that day be. I've always thought of heaven as timeless, existing outside of time, and while we here in day to day life will miss them and grieve for them, we can take comfort in the fact that we will be instantly reunited with them and will not even remember any of the pain or sorrows of this life.
I also wanted to say that, please, don't ever feel guilty for expressing yourself. While we, your fans, might not know you personally, whether you realize this or not, you have been a major part of your fans lives and being as such, the very least we can do is empathize with the man who has brought so much joy into our lives.
You're a good man Percy. You are a survivor to be sure and a person to be admired for his strength, sincerity, and good nature. You need our love and support right now and that reaching out takes a big man to admit. That, Percy, is never wrong, and is certainly not something to feel guilty about.
I was really touched by the story in your blog about the song not playing. The first thing I thought was "She's waiting to listen to it with him". I think that's a good thing. She is definitely still with you.
Physics tells us that energy can neither be created or destroyed, it only changes forms. The Lord tells us that he will gather his children to him in paradise. Take comfort my friend, Dianna is already sitting with God in perfection, with beyond perfect health, and in the company of the Saints and Angels. Isn't that a wonderful image? Your wonderful wife is with God right now! I wonder what they are talking about. I often think of my loved ones that have passed away like that. It's a nice feeling, because it's actually true. Our maker does hear our prayers, he does comfort us. We need only recite the Our Father to understand that, and I'm sure you know that.
I won't keep you any further, but one last thing, myself and thousands of others have you in our thoughts and are sending you love and positivity. You continue to honor her memory and do everything and anything you like that eases the loss. We're here for you."
You folks are truly the best, and I cherish each and everyone of you!
Many of you gamers are already aware of the new long awaited upcoming WWE video game LEGENDS OF WRESTLEMANIA. Out of the hundreds of wrestlers eligible, only 42 have been selected to be part of the game. I am humbled to be one of the 42. Another plus for me is that I am also one of the playable characters. I understand that the games release will come about the same time as WRESTLEMANIA XXV. These are a couple of screen captures from the game.