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RIP To The Legendary "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

Sad news today as news broke that wrestling legend (and WrestleMania 1 main eventer!) Paul Orndorff has passed away at the age of 71. Paul's son Travis confirmed the news on his Instagram with a heartfelt post....

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr. . He is better known as “Mr. #1derful” Paul Orndorff. Most of you will remember him for his physique. Many will remember his intensity. But if I could only get you to understand and see his heart. He will always be Pop, Paw Paw, and Daddy at home. And as much as many of you hated him as a wrestler, he absolutely loved you for it. He was an amazing father that showed me more love than I ever deserved. I love you Daddy.

"Mr. Wonderful" was truly one of the best heels the business had ever seen in his prime, and his rivalry with Hulk Hogan undoubtedly helped turn The Hulkster into who he became as Hulkamania exploded - his impact on the industry was MASSIVE.

Oh, and Orndorff's turn on Hogan is still an all timer….

Sending condolences to the Orndorff family, and all of Paul's friends/peers, who clearly respected him so much….

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….and also Frank the Tank who LOVED his WCW theme:

Here is the GoFundMe to help cover funeral expenses set up by the Orndorff family….