Source: Paul Bearer’s Blog
Paul Bearer recently posted some comments on his blog regarding his latest run with WWE. As you’ll see from a portion of his blog entry below, Bearer didn’t have a long-term deal and didn’t actually want a long-term deal for this time around with the company. Below is a selection from Bearer’s blog entry that I found interesting – I think you’ll enjoy it, too!
You will see from the very beginning that I didn’t make it any secret that I never had any intentions of returning to the WWE, and that it took some “arm twisting” for me to make that decision. I didn’t think it was proper to discuss the length of my contract at that time, however now I feel a bit different, thinking that you should now realize that it was obviously a short term deal. I will also tell you that my WWE contract IS NOT completely over, in fact I have a couple of months remaining.
Considering my personal past, age, and other issues, I knew in my heart that I couldn’t take on a full time schedule that most of the roster, many less than half my age, were doing. My agreement with WWE was for television (SMACKDOWN and PPV) only. That is exactly why you never saw me at any live events (house shows). Unless you have walked in the shoes of a WWE talent working a full time schedule, it is impossible for you to understand what it takes to do that. I’ve been there, done it, have a t-shirt, and I know that I didn’t want to do it again plain and simple. These guys and girls out there on the road full time give up so much to entertain the masses.
I throughly enjoyed my time back with the company. Even though I didn’t think so from the beginning, it was something that I seriously needed personally. It was so good for me to be back with my brothers and sisters from so many years ago, and meet the new talents that have come down the line. I can honestly say that I cannot say one bad thing about ANY of the young talents curently within the company. They are good people, that shared the same dream that I had over 30 years ago. They are outstanding athletes and performers, that have the same passion for the industry that I thought I had lost. However, this short run proved to me that I still have that passion and will carry it to the grave with me.