They incorporated Eddie in to angles. Remember "Eddie ain't in heaven, Eddie's down there, in hell"?
They might have Punk bring him into the angle and maybe say something like Bearer WAS The Undertaker and he MADE Undertaker...and now he's gone just like the streak will be. I can see that. It won't be SO over the line though, but I'd still feel uncomfortable with the whole thing.
I hope he is inducted and I hope Kane/Taker break kayfabe to induct him together. I can see Taker paying tribute this Monday. They play the tribute video and then have Taker come out and kneel in front of a still image of Bearer on the tron and then lower his head and then at WM, have Taker defeat Punk and then pose with the urn and hold it to his heart as he leaves up the ramp.
Personally, I was thinking that this would be the thing to "influence" 'Taker and Kane to retire this year.. and we'd see the three inducted together next year.
It's sad to see all the wrestlers tweet about what a great man he was. I can't imagine what Undertaker must be feeling. As a fan who will be in the crowd at Mania I hope we can get a Paul Bearer chant going.
If anyone has time, type in Paul Bearer Jim Cornette into YouTube, they did a shoot interview a few years ago, and tell some great stories.
Hope they have a mini-tribute for him... and that he gets to the HOF soon. Cause he deserves it.
Agreed. Even if it isn't a "tribute", at least acknowledge it... Someone mentioned having Paul's picture on the 'tron with Undertaker kneeling at the rampway looking up. I think that would be amazing, but to make it perfect we'd have to have Kane standing with him.
No way. I'm shocked. I just recently read that all his health issues were gone and he feels much better than ever. I remember I was a teen when he debuted. Smoking one after another with my sister and laughing at the mannerism. Sad.