Former wrestler/manager Paul Jones passed away today at the age of 75. He wrestled quite successfully from 1961 – 1981 and became a manager from 1982 until he retired in 1989. He held numerous titles during the “territory days” and went on to manage greats like Rick Rude, Jake Roberts, and Abdullah the Butcher. WWE tweeted out the following earlier today:
WWE is saddened to learn that wrestler and manager Paul Jones has passed away. https://t.co/2a8PbhdecX
— WWE (@WWE) April 19, 2018
Botch Take: I obviously don’t remember first-hand his wrestling days but I do remember him as the first manager I hated. He was the very first “weasel” too! The feud he was in with Jimmy Valiant was just magical and some of it (if not all of it) may be featured on the WWE Network. He’s severely underrated and under-thought of when people speak of great managers.