Paul Bearer
Paul Bearer displaying one of the top-of-the-line urns available at his rural mortuary.

While filing some paperwork at the small mortuary he operates in rural Alabama, former WWE manager Paul Bearer suddenly realized his name could be construed as a pun.

“Ha!” Bearer exclaimed as the realization struck him. “Paul Bearer… pallbearer… well I’ll be damned!”

Born in 1954 to parents Gus and Judy Bearer, Paul grew up dreaming of opening a mortuary, which he did in the early 1970s.

He transitioned into the wrestling business following a mysterious fire at the mortuary, which may or may not have left one of his sons badly burned (the details remain unclear).

“Hmm,” Bearer mused to himself while dusting a brass urn. “Paul Bearer managing The Undertaker — that’s kind of funny, when you think about it. Ohhhhhhhh, yessssssss, quite funny indeed!”

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