In the words of Vince McMahon,
"Paul Bearer is the most unique manager in the history of the business." That's exactly what the fans discovered as this
creep individual made his way to the World Wrestling Federation in 1991. Taking over the managerial duties of Undertaker
from Brother Love, this licensed mortician was the keeper of the urn from which the "Deadman" drew a mysterious power. Bearer
was also often the first one seen coming through the curtain as the frightening chords of Undertaker's music haunted venues
around the world.
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Bearer and Undertaker embarked on a campaign of destruction, targeting WWF Superstars. The duo often reached mainstream
media as seen during appearances on the Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. television program. Paul also utilized WWF programming
for his own cryptic predictions on the talk segment, The Funeral Home. The famous funeral director was also a key contributor
and architect for the company's scariest type of encounter, the Casket Match. Over the years, Bearer had periods away from
the "Deadman" and managed those who opposed him such as Mankind, The Executioner and Vader, and introduced the world to
Undertaker's brother, Kane.
After an extended sabbatical from WWE, Bearer made his historic return to accompany Undertaker at WrestleMania XX as he
fought Kane. Months later at The Great American Bash Bearer was victimized by Paul Heyman. As the fate of the legendary urn
rested in Heyman's hands and Undertaker faced the Dudley Boys, Bearer was encased in glass with cement up to his chest. After
Undertaker's victory, he was left no choice but to pull the lever and cover his longtime manager in cement.
The keeper of the urn vanished for years but made a shocking appearance in September 2010 when Bearer returned to
SmackDown. Once again the mortician was on the side of Undertaker as the "Deadman" battled his brother. The reunion
proved to be short-lived as in the chaos of a Hell in a Cell match Bearer entered the cage and blinded Undertaker with a
beam of light from the urn. Bearer was last seen tied and bound as collateral in Kane's battle with
"The Rated-R Superstar" Edge.