Well some sad news for those of us that watched WWF back in the day; Bill Moody AKA Paul Bearer passed away at the age of 58*. Now those that remember the ORIGINAL Undertaker and Paul Bearer from back in the early 90's know that those two were legitimately frightening. Like I can remember rotating my parents TV antenna back in the day (last week) and watching WWF Superstars on Saturday morning and being horrified when that bell 'DONG' hit. And when 'Taker first started out he was not only tombstone pile driving people, he then put them in actual body bags and walked off with them over his shoulder. Now keep in mind I was like 7 or 8 when he hit the scene and I still believed that everything that happened in the ring was real. Like I actually believed Undertaker was killing bro's left and right. Which was all well and good when it was random jobbers who started in the ring, but I'm pretty sure he beat Hogan early in his career by Tombstoning him into a steel chair. 8 year old Jon legit thought I watched Hulk Hogan get murdered at Survivor Series. Still a top 3 most traumatizing moment in my life. Now as I got older and grew a beard I realized that 'Taker wasn't really burying wrestlers in his backyard. As the saying goes, with beard, comes wisdom/food stuck to your face. Still though, early years Taker was nothing without Paul Bearer waddling his ass down to ringside with that urn. Sad day for wrestling fans/WWE/America.
*58? Honestly if you gave me one guess I wouldn't have said a day under 131.
PS: Remember rotating antennas back in the day? What a trip that was. Like to watch TV stations from Green Bay I actually had to go a module in the corner of the living room and switch the direction of the antenna on the top of the house from South to North like I was Magneto or something. And if someone else was watching something on Milwaukee TV in another room it went to static. I can remember my sister and I having full on battle royals when I wanted to turn wrestling on at 11am on Saturday's and she wanted to watch something else. I would have full on Jesse Spano style meltdowns. Just amazing what's happened to TV in 20 years.
Double PS: 20% chance this is all a rouse and Paul Bearer comes back with Kane in 4 weeks.