Paul Bearer is one of the more well-known non-wrestling characters to ever be signed by
WWE. He began his career in wrestling as a ringside photographer. He would leave
wrestling for a while to serve in the airforce. During this time, he would also study Mortuary
science. In 1984, he would return to wrestling full-time. During the course of his career he
managed wrestlers like Rick Rude, Steve Austin, and most notably of all ‘The Undertaker’
Mark Callaway, as well as his on-screen brother, Kane.
- WWE: The Undertaker and Kane
- TNA and return to WWE
- Paul Bearer Death and Hall of Fame
WWE: The Undertaker and Kane
Paul Bearer signed on to WWE in 1990 where his real-life knowledge of funeral industry
would be incorprated into his character. In 1991, he began managing the Undertaker, taking
on a spooky persona.
Throughout his time in this run with WWE, Paul Bearer would be involved in angles with the
Undertaker. In 1996, he turned against his protege and sided with Mankind instead. Paul
Bearer would later force Undertaker to wrestle under him again, forcing him to act however
Bearer wanted, threatening him with ‘fires from hell’ and secrets from the past.
This was actually a storyline which gave birth to the Undertaker’s estranged brother Kane.
Paul Bearer’s Kane made his debut at Hell in a Cell where he cost the Undertaker his match
against Shawn Michaels.
Following this Kane, The Undertaker and Paul Bearer would be involved in a long feud.
Finally the Undertaker turned heel and sided with Paul Bearer forming the Ministry of
Darkness. During this time Undertaker’s character would turn much darker serving a ‘higher
power’ later revealed to be Mr McMahon.
TNA and return to WWE
While Paul Bearer was part on TNA for one year, he returned to WWE in 2004 for
Undertaker’s match against Kane. During the next decade, he would manage the Undertaker
as well as Kane intermittently. One of the memorable angles from this time was when
Undertaker buried Paul Bearer in cement alive. He also was a part of the Independent
Circuit on and off during this time.
Paul Bearer’s last appearance for WWE was in April 2012 during a feud between Randy
Orton and Kane, where Orton kidnapped Bearer and strapped him to a wheelchair.
Paul Bearer Death and Hall of Fame
Paul Bearer suffered from respiratory problems while attending Gulf Coast Wrestlers
Reunion on the 2nd of March, 2013. He would pass away three days later due to a heart
The next year, in 2014, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Kane, and
Undertaker paid tribute as well. His legacy remains indelibly tied to Undertaker’s character
and critical to his development as a Superstar.
People also ask
How did Paul Bearer die?
When did Paul Bearer die?
March 5, 2013
Is Paul Bearer The father of undertaker?
The Undertaker's mother had an affair with Paul Bearer and as a result, gave birth to a younger half-brother of The Undertaker, named Kane.
How old is Paul Bearer?
67 years (1945–2013)
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