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"I've already read @JrsBBQ's blog concerning the passing of our mutual friend William "Paul Bearer" Moody. Jim really did a great job in painting a picture for all that didn't have the honor of knowing Percy Pringle 3, Which is the name he used when I first met him in the mid 80's. There was a about a month's worth of build up, with The PYTs week after week saying "The Boss Man" is coming. When he finally arrived, I can remember the vignette of him getting off the turbo prop plane, met by the PYTs(Koko Ware & Norvell Austin, complete w/ Michael Jackson Thriller jackets & plenty of soul glow in their hair) I remember waiting in anticipation to see what "The Boss Man'" was all about. He had already developed his persona to almost near perfection. He always referred to his rich Momma as his benefactor. His look & rhetoric made him an instant red hot heel manager. Soon he added to his stable Rick Rude & even Barry Horowitz, as Jack Hart, a solid wrestler with a huge losing streak. He & Rude obviously moved on to Texas, but not after doing some of the last good business Championship Wrestling from Florida ever had. Rude & Billy Jack had a really hot feud.
While I was hosting my show on CowheadTV.com, I had the honor of having him as my guest for a few hours. One of, if not the best guest I had. We discussed the passing of his wife Diane & it was obvious that her passing from Breast Cancer had taken a huge piece of him with her. The only things that helped fill that void were his family & being around the business that he loved so much. Even those things weren't enough to keep him here with us & in the end he joined his beloved Diane. I would like to think the two of them are together & I hope he says hi to Owen , Mr Perfect, Hawk, and the rest of the crew up there.
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