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Normally this series focuses on the positive side of wrestling by wishing a Happy Birthday to a variety of people who celebrate their special day on a particular day. But every so often we encounter a day in which we have to take the time remember those who are no longer with us. Today is one of those days and the reason I chose to place it in this section is because I chose two people from two different facets of the business.
Back in the early 1990's the National Wrestling Alliance was a brand without an identity and a man named Dennis Coralluzo tried to give it some stability with his territory in New Jersey and working out a deal with Vince to get the NWA on TV with the WWF. Due to the company never really investing in the idea or the talent. In hearing some of Dennis's pep talks you could her his passion for the business and he was someone people stopped and listened to.
Sadly on this day, four years ago the wrestling world was stunned to learn of the passing of William Moody better known to fans as Paul Bearer or Percy Pringle. Following his passing there were rumors going around that WWE was looking into having Paul come back to the company for WrestleMania to help Undertaker combat CM Punk and Paul Heyman. Paul had a long and storied career in the wrestling business dating back to the World Class territory during the 1980's where he would manage the likes of Rick Rude, Missing Link, The Spoiler, and others. Without Paul Bearer it is doubtful that Kane would've been as successful in his early years like he was; the impact that Paul left on the business maybe more than he ever thought he would have. Even four years later we all still miss Paul like he left us yesterday.