On present-day managers: "There are none now. I guess Ricardo Rodriguez could be considered a manager now, but he certainly wasn't when he first started. But as time has gone by, he has evolved and he's asked me for pointers. And I've given him pointers that he didn't even ask for, like facial expressions. He would just have a stone face, and I would say go back and look at some of the old stuff like Bobby Heenan and Lou Albano, and the real old-school managers that I grew up on. They're all gone, except for Jimmy Hart and me and Jim Cornette, as far as old school managers there is no such thing anymore. At this point in the game, I will concede that Ricardo Rodriguez is a manager and will get involved in the matches, and he took a **** hard bump the other night [Ricardo had recently been hit with a Brogue Kick from Sheamus]. There are certain parts of the match where the wrestler needs some kind of escape and the manager can provide that. Like what Ricardo did the other night, there are spots in the match where they need a third party, which doesn't have to be a wrestler. That was the manager's position, where you would sometimes take a bump."
On appearing in WWE Games: "One of my dreams for years was that I wanted to work in Madison Square Garden – that's everybody's dream in this business. And I had the chance to work MSG and do all of these things and some things that I never even dreamed of. They had some video games come out early on – I guess it would have been in the early 1990s, like Nintendo. I was on some of those, but they can't touch what y'all do today. And I'll just never forget walking in the living room and seeing my two boys playing those games on TV and saying 'I want to be Daddy, no, I want to be Daddy. No, you be Undertaker. No, I want to be Ultimate Warrior.' Two of my dreams were that I wanted to be in a video game and I wanted to work in MSG. My dreams have far exceeded anything that I thought I would do in this business, and here we are in 2012 and I'm still in the business and I'm still under a Legends contract with WWE and I am still having a blast."
On working with Undertaker and Kane: "They are such great performers, such great athletes. Such great men, gentlemen in general. I am truly humbled that I have been allowed to be associated with them for all these years. When me and Taker first started, his first WrestleMania was my first WrestleMania, so we've really been together all that time. I get asked, would you have thought then, that he'd be still going in 2012? Hell no, I wouldn't then and I'm sure that he wouldn't have either. In the early years, me and Taker were together so much, I mean all the time. We had a very special relationship and a very special bond. It was such a perfect chemistry, a perfect meant-to-be thing. We were meant to be for each other, but we had no idea it would last this long."
On his role in the Undertaker's legend: "I'm humble, I certainly don't want to come out and say there wouldn't be an Undertaker without Paul Bearer. It certainly isn't true. But it wouldn't have been the same Undertaker. There certainly will never be another Paul Bearer, either. A mortician, with that much wrestling experience, too? I'm sitting in my home office and I have the original urn – I'm looking at it right now. I'm happy to say that I took credit for that – the urn was my idea. The managers always needed something, like a walking cane. A lot of them carried walking canes like Mr. Fuji and others. The urn just came out of nowhere. Being a funeral director, I didn't have any problem getting one. If Vince ever sets up an actual physical Hall of Fame, with memorabilia and stuff like that, it's where it will end up. For now, I'm proud to say that I have the urn right here on my shelf. My house looks