The late Paul Bearer was never one to show emotion on WWE programming but behind closed doors, the story was different, as told by Jake Roberts!
Paul Bearer believes his wife was a “sick b*tch” for ever wanting to “f*ck him”.
Bearer, who sadly passed away in March 2013, told the story to Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts while in upstate New York, expressing his emotions to the WWE Hall of Famer. Roberts initially believed Bearer had discovered his wife cheating, given the late manager’s behaviour.
Jake Roberts relayed the story to listeners on the latest DDP Snake Pit podcast, explaining the funny side of the typically “evil b*stard” of a manager:
“You’re exactly right. He made sure that he was an evil bastard. I mean, you can’t look at Percy [Paul Bearer] and say anything but evil. I’ll tell you a funny one about him, though. You ready for this? At the time we were booked in upstate New York, they had those places that are you know, their honeymoon suites and all the real nice stuff for people that are wanting to take a little vacation, they go up in the mountains and casinos whatever, and they have all these honeymoon suites, honeymoon hotels and stuff, and we went up there and did a show.
And we were staying at a hotel that had all these honeymoon suites and they gave him, all the guys the suites. I mean, I had one, [of] course ‘Taker had one, and Percy had one. Next morning I go down at breakfast and I’m sitting there, and Percy comes up. He goes, ‘Oh, Jake, what a horrible night.’ I’m like, what happened bro? [Percy] ‘The worst thing that could ever happen to a married man.’ I’m like, ‘Did you catch your wife cheating on you?
[Percy] ‘No, she wasn’t cheating on me. So, Jake, you got to understand where I was in that beautiful suite thinking about my lovely wife. And I got in the hot tub, had candles lit, drink some champagne. When I got out of the hot tub and went over and I laid on that big heart-shaped bed, you know, buck a** naked, that’s when it happened, Jake.’ I said, ‘What happened?’ He says, ‘I looked up and I saw the mirror on the ceiling. And I thought to myself, your wife is one sick b*tch if she’ll f*ck you’.”
Joining the then-World Wrestling Federation in December 1990 upon recommendation from Rick Rude, Paul Bearer replaced Brother Love as The Undertaker’s manager two months later and debuted his own talk show, The Funeral Parlor.
Other clients for Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s 1998 Manager of the Year included Kane, Mankind, Vader, and a pre-‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. He passed away on 5 March 2013 from a heart attack, having made his final televised WWE appearance in April 2012 when Randy Orton locked him in a storage freezer.
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