- 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
Monday, December 31, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Hello my friends,
I was scheduled to appear on PRO WRESTLING TORCH this afternoon, however due to the tragic circumstances in Newtown, CT this is not the time to discuss professional wrestling for me. I apologize to Wade Keller and all of his followers at PWT. Hopefully we may reschedule for another time.
I am the proud grandfather of three wonderful girls ranging in age from two to eight years old. I just cannot imagine what the familes and friends of those shot in Newtown are going through at this time. I can only offer my prayers and thoughts.
Monday, November 26, 2012
That's right CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM HOLLYWOOD returns to The Glendale Studios this Sunday, December 2, 2012; highlighted by the return of WWE LEGEND - 2013 CAC LOU THESZ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE, Percy Pringle III / Paul Bearer; along with the cornerstone of his "Pringle Dynasty" Shaun Ricker. See you at ringside!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
That's right, this Saturday, November 24th, at 2:30 pm (CT), on CBS.
THE IRON BOWL
THE ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
VERSUS THE AUBURN TIGERS!
Without a doubt the greatest intrastate battle in The United States!
Be Blessed and ROLL TIDE!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
BOSTON SUPER MEGAFEST 2012
November 17th and 18th
SHERATON FRAMINGHAM HOTEL
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
For complete information click on this link:
I am honored to be appearing with ring legends Tatanka,
Jimmy "Mouth Of the South" Hart, and "Eugene".
Click on this link for scheduled wrestlers appearance dates
and times: SUPER MEGAFEST WRESTLING INFORMATION
If you live in or near the Boston area,
this is one you don't want to miss!
See you there...
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I am proud to debut for PRIMAL CONFLICT WRESTLING this weekend. In Harper's Ferry, WV. Along with TNA Stars, Brooke Tessmacher, Robbie E., and much, much more!
You can get all the info by simply clicking on this link: PCW - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER VI
Thursday, November 01, 2012
This Sunday, November 4th, I am excited about returning to the Portland, Oregon area, and especially about being back in the corner of my Superstar, Shaun Ricker.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Michael Gossett, best known professionally as Mike Graham, the son of late Championship Wrestling from Florida promoter Eddie Graham, passed away Friday, October 19th, at the age of 61. He was in Daytona, Florida for a motorcycle gathering with his wife and was found deceased.
Graham, a tremendously gifted in-ring performer from a technical standpoint, was trained by Hiro Matsuda, Boris Malenko and his father in the early 1970s and had a long run as a babyface in the Florida territory but made appearances for the WWF, AWA and other promotions as well. He had won just about every championship there was in the old Florida territory and had several stints as the AWA Light Heavyweight champion.
Graham closed out his regular in-ring career in the early 1990s for WCW before becoming a road agent for the company and was off and on with WCW as a trainer and producer until the company closed in 2001.
Graham was also involved in several start-up companies in the 1980s and 1990s, often trying to recapture the magic of the old Florida territory, most notably with PWF in Florida, which featured Dusty Rhodes returning to the State as its top star following his run as booker for Crockett Promotions, as well as talents like Dustin Rhodes, Big Steel Man (Fred "Typhoon" Ottman), and others. He was also involved in Rhodes' Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling and Jimmy Hart's XWF.
Graham, a staple in the Florida wrestling scene for his entire life, still appeared occasionally on legends events promoted by WrestleReunion and similar promotions and appeared on several of the early Legends of Wrestling roundtable discussion shows produced by WWE's 24/7 Video on Demand channel. He accepted his father's posthumous WWE Hall of Fame induction over Wrestlemania 24 weekend, showcasing a large photo he was giving WWE of an old NWA convention gathering of promoters. Mike was also involved in the training of a number of talents who broke in during the 1980s and 1990s.
I was working for CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING FROM FLORIDA, when Mike's Father Eddie, passed away in 1985. Thanks to PWInsider for this information. An excellent biography and obituary is available at SLAM WRESTLING as well. You may access that site by clicking on this link: SLAM WRESTLING - Mike Graham Story .
Monday, October 15, 2012
A busy but outstanding weekend, beginning on Friday, October 12th, with PRO WRESTLING SYNDICATE in Rahway, NJ. I managed Vader for the first time in over a decade. He wrestled my good friend Rikishi. I just had a blast seeing everybody. It was a pleasure having good 'ol Dr. Tom Prichard riding with me, we got to spend some quality time together, and catch up on so much of our lives. I thank EXTREME AUTOGRAPHS for making it all possible for me.
Yours truly "hamming it up" with Armando Estrada, Jimmy Hart, and Slick, at THE LEGENDS OF THE RING in Monroe, NJ on Saturday, Oct. 13th.
Jimmy and myself visiting with The Blue Meanie. Been too long! You just have to understand that I have just as much fun as the fans do at these events. If I only had the energy Jimmy Hart has, I tell him that all the time. What a true legend and dear friend.
With Scotty Too Hotty, and Grandmaster Sexxy. I won't tell you how long I've known Scott, just been so long since I've seen both of them. So happy that we still have Brian's Dad, "The King" Jerry Lawler with us, what a close call that was. It's impossible for me to list everybody's names, I couldn't remember them all if I tried. I'm just so blessed to still be doing what I do, and part of my boyhood dreams after almost 40-years.
What a trio.
I hope you all had a great weekend, and a good week ahead.
Monday, October 08, 2012
What a weekend!
October 12th, 13th, and 14th.
Friday, October 12th,
PRO WRESTLING SYNDICATE in Rahway, NJ
Simply click on the blue link above for all the info!
Saturday, October 13th,
proud to be returning to
LEGENDS OF THE RING 15
The link below will tell you everything
you need to know, and more!
Sunday, October 14th
I will be crossing the country
and appearing at
See 'ya at ringside!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Saturday, September 08, 2012
That's right I am returning to NWA HOLLYWOOD Sunday, September 9, 2012. Television tapings begin at 3pm, at the Glendale Studios. Click this link for all the info and to watch past events: NWA HOLLYWOOD INFORMATION and past streaming television shows
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hello my friends-
I am proud to be on The Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast audio show, that features live calls from around the world talking about WWE, TNA, and all pro wrestling. Wade Keller hosts this show, and has published the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter ... since 1987, over 1,100 issues and counting.
Keller is regarded as one of the top insiders, top reporters, top analysts, and top interviewers covering pro wrestling full time during the last four decades. He hosted the "Ultimate Insider DVD" series filmed in L.A. in the 2000s including Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy and Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara as interview subjects. He brings his experience, expertise, insight, and connections to the PWTorch Livecast every weekday, while interacting with callers and his rotation of co-hosts and special guests.
You can hear my big mouth Friday, August 17th, at 5:30 ET / 2:30 PT live for one hour. You can call to listen or call to ask you me a question: 1-712-775-7100
Or you can listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pro-wrestling-torch..
You may also download the free PWTorch Livecast App here:
I don't do too many interviews of this type anymore, and I am pleased to be Wade's guest, hoping you'll tune in if you have the time.
Thanks to Wade and Pro Wrestling Torch for the thoughtful invitation!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
That's right New Orleans area,
we tore the place down last time,
We're coming back on Friday,
August 3rd, 2012.
need to know about these events
can be found on the posters.
The next night, Saturday, August 4th,
it's Tylertown, MS!
It's been awhile, but Tylertown
is very familiar with Percy Pringle III
and Powerslam Productions.
I suggest you get your tickets NOW!!!
See you at ringside!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
On Friday, June 29, 2012, I will be returning to
Michigan at The Kalamazoo Speedway!
Then on Saturday, June 30, 2012,
I will be in Corunna, MI
at The Community Center!
Check the posters above for all the information, and get your
tickets NOW! As the promoters tell me they are going fast.
I"ll see you at ringside!
Saturday, June 09, 2012
The Crescent City - New Orleans, LA is the place, namely The Harahan Gym, on Friday, June 22, 2012, with a belltime of 7:15pm; I will be returning to one the hottest independent Pro Wrestling Promotions in the country, WILDKAT SPORTS, a NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE AFFILIATE. You can check out their website by simply clicking on this informative link:
GET YOUR TICKETS YESTERDAY!!!
See 'at at ringside!
Friday, June 08, 2012
That's right THE PERCY PRINGLE III cup returns to NWA HOLLYWOOD, this time for the very first taping on a Saturday, June 16th, the day before Father's Day. What a gift for your Daddy, bring him out to see some "Old School" NWA PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING. You can get all the information by simply clicking on this link: NWA HOLLYWOOD INFO
THE PP3 CUP is only a small part of this outstanding card. Check the poster our below -
THE NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE
The Sport I grew up on.
See 'ya at ringside!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
We met when she was just 16. Married at 18. Had our first son at 19. Second son when she was 26. Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on December 22, 2008. She passed away from breast cancer on January 31, 2009. Today would have been her 51st birthday. Happy Birthday My Love!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I will be appearing at THE WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON on June 1, 2, and 3rd, 2012. Along with "The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart, Lita, and Diamond Dallas Page; we will be at The Pennsylvania Convention Center, at 1101 Arch Street, in Philadelphia.
SEE 'YA IN PHILLY!!!
Friday, May 04, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I certainly enjoyed being part of a live WWE RAW television event this week, after a long period. If you have been following the show you know that the week before my "son" Kane attacked the Legendary Cowboy Bob Orton, Father of ring star Randy Orton. It was only natural for Paul Bearer to pop back in, and Randy Orton getting retribution on "The Fat Man". I throughly enjoy these storylines, notwithstanding my month long "kidnapped story" with Edge just last year.
I had a blast being with my extended WWE Family again, even though I worked with them the entire WM-XXVIII extravaganza just last month. You must remember that I signed my first contract with the then WWF, on December 22, 1990; and started managing The Undertaker in January 1991. I have remained a part of the company, on and off television, since that time. Count the years....
Even though I am not on WWE television programming these days, I am signed to a "Legends Contract", that still has over 4-years remaining. Currently I am allowed to do independent wrestling appearances around the globe, and answer The WWE calls now and then.
No matter if the Paul Bearer character has been buried in cement, pushed off a balcony, or locked in a freezer; the "Father Of Destruction" is very much alive. WWE doesn't kill anybody on their television shows, even though it might appear that way, as a cement burial, fall from a balcony, or spending time in a freezer may very well indeed put an end to a real life. Storylinewise, The Paul Bearer character is being treated for hypothermia following this week's freezer incident.
My appearance this past week on RAW was a last minute creative idea of the company. I had been in Las Vegas most of last week with The Annual Cauliflower Alley Reunion, and didn't receive the request for my ONE TIME return to RAW until Saturday morning. Of course I jumped at the chance, no matter what the plans were. It was a win-win situation for me. Will you ever see Paul Bearer on WWE programming again? Never say never... but, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. My ship has virtually sailed.
I have absolutely no intention of returning to The WWE, or any wrestling company for that matter, in any type of full time position. I will continue to work with independent promotions, wrestling conventions, reunions, etc., as I have been doing during the past few years.
For all the comedians on my Twitter account, continue to have your fun, but enough is enough, and don't be surprised if I begin using my BLOCKED button, very soon. I respect my fans and supporters, but when you cross the line, you're walking on the fighting side of me.
Thank you all for your continued support. I am truly blessed to have lived my boyhood dreams for 35-years. I just wanted to clear up a few matters here, and I sincerely appreciate your time.
Enjoy this WWE link, when you find the time: Paul Bearer's Worst Moments
Enjoy this WWE link, when you find the time: Paul Bearer's Worst Moments
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I have been a lifetime member of The Cauliflower Alley Club for many years. In fact, I was honored by them in 2003. Unfortunately for many reasons, one of which was the final cancer stages and death of my wife Dianna, I have not attended in at least 6-7 years.
Well, this year the annual reunion was held on April 17th and 18th, in Las Vegas. "The fatman" was back in all my glory, and I had a blast. A number of photos were taken with my own camera, those below are just a few I would like to share with you. The only one the wasn't taken with my personal camera is the last one, and you can see who the photographer was for that one yourselves.
With "The Destroyer" Dick Beyer
With J.J. Dillon
With Kevin Von Erich, first time in 20-years
With B. Brian Blair and Kevin Von Erich
With Rock Riddle
With Ed Moretti and Les Thatcher
With Al Friend
With Paul "Butcher" Vachon
With Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
With Sinn Bodhi - "Kizarny"
With Nigel McGinness
With Bill DeMott
With fellow Alabamian Tom Drake
With Howard Brody
Jim Ross Presenting Steve Austin with
"The Mike Mazurki Award". Terry Funk looking on.
Steve Austin's award acceptace speech.
With "Good 'ol J.R."
This photo was taken by my long time friend
Stone Cold Steve Austin with his smart phone.
I was presenting Bill Demott with the
2012 CAC Men's Wrester Award.
Needless to say, I had a fantastic time visiting with so many friends that I don't get to see very often, notwithstanding so many new young ring talents and wrestling fans. I will certainly do my best to make it back next year, in 2013. Why don't you consider making the trip yourselves? It will be an experience you will never forget.