In a new blog on his official website, Paul Bearer revealed that he still has over 4 years left on his WWE Legends contract. Bearer wrote the following about his appearance on RAW this past Monday:
“No matter if the Paul Bearer character has been buried in cement, pushed off a balcony, or locked in a freezer; the “Father Of Destruction” is very much alive. WWE doesn’t kill anybody on their television shows, even though it might appear that way, as a cement burial, fall from a balcony, or spending time in a freezer may very well indeed put an end to a real life. Storylinewise, The Paul Bearer character is being treated for hypothermia following this week’s freezer incident.
My appearance this past week on RAW was a last minute creative idea of the company. I had been in Las Vegas most of last week with The Annual Cauliflower Alley Reunion, and didn’t receive the request for my ONE TIME return to RAW until Saturday morning. Of course I jumped at the chance, no matter what the plans were. It was a win-win situation for me. Will you ever see Paul Bearer on WWE programming again? Never say never… but, I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. My ship has virtually sailed.
I have absolutely no intention of returning to The WWE, or any wrestling company for that matter, in any type of full time position. I will continue to work with independent promotions, wrestling conventions, reunions, etc., as I have been doing during the past few years.”