Paul Bearer doubted the Undertaker
During an interview in January, Paul Bearer was asked what he initially thought about the Undertaker character. He bluntly stated that neither he nor the Undertaker himself believed that it was a gimmick that was going to last in WWE.
March 6, 2013, 7:41pm by Jack Windham
"I signed my first contract with WWE on December 22nd, 1990, and here we are in 2013. It's just mind-boggling. That's 23 years. In my mind, it just went by like that. I get asked this question all the time, when I do interviews such as yours. Back when I first started with the Undertaker, did I think the gimmick would last this number of years? No way, and he didn't either. And he don't, he'd tell you the same thing. We didn't have a clue. It was just, I've been very, very blessed in professional wrestling."