WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff has passed away at the age of 71. Paul’s son Travis confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a photo of him and his father sharing a hug;
Paul Orndorff, 70 years old famous Wrestler born on October 29. Paul Orndorff is a successful Wrestler from United States. Former professional wrestler also known as Mr. Wonderful who competed in the World Wrestling Federation from 1983 to 1988. He was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2005.
Paving the way for some of the greatest main events in pay-per-view history, Paul teamed with Rowdy Roddy Piper to take on the team of Hulk Hogan and Mr T in the first-ever WrestleMania.
Before arriving in the WWE in 1983, Orndorff honed his craft throughout the NWA, feuding with the likes of “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer, Ted DiBiase, Junkyard Dog, and Dick Murdoch, winning numerous titles and challenging the world heavyweight champion, Ric Flair.
His unforgettable rivalry against Hulk Hogan in WWE was highlighted by their title bout at “The Big Event” in Toronto in front of 70,000 fans, and their controversial steel cage match on Saturday Night’s Main Event is still talked about today.
As his in-ring career began to wind down, Orndorff helped mold a new generation of promising stars at WCW’s Power Plant.