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Old 07-12-2021, 03:20 PM   #1
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WWE HOF Wrestler, and Saints 1973 Draft Pick, Paul 'Mr. Wonderful' Orndorff, passes away

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Re: WWE HOF Wrestler, and Saints 1973 Draft Pick, Paul 'Mr. Wonderful' Orndorff, passes away

I grew up watching Paul Orndorff on Mid-South wrestling. Not exactly a household name to some, but he had his day with the WWF with Hogan and Piper and the rest.

RIP Mr. Wonderful.
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Never knew him to be a Saint. Will have to look up his career stats.
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Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
Never knew him to be a Saint. Will have to look up his career stats.
Smash, he didn't pass his physical, so he was never under contract. He was a FB out of Univ of Tampa...
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Smash, he didn't pass his physical, so he was never under contract. He was a FB out of Univ of Tampa...
Wiki says he didnít pass his physical in KC either, but he played minor league ball. Makes you wonder about the NFL physicals back then, or if he was on some kind of sauce.
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Re: WWE HOF Wrestler, and Saints 1973 Draft Pick, Paul 'Mr. Wonderful' Orndorff, passes away

Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
Never knew him to be a Saint. Will have to look up his career stats.
His PED use was through the roof. Never could get clean.
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:46 AM   #7
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Re: WWE HOF Wrestler, and Saints 1973 Draft Pick, Paul 'Mr. Wonderful' Orndorff, passes away

Originally Posted by iceshack149 View Post
His PED use was through the roof. Never could get clean.
PEDs weren't the issue as much then...

Found this from 2014...

CBS Sports | Just Because: WWE HOFer Mr. Wonderful had short Saints career


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Re: WWE HOF Wrestler, and Saints 1973 Draft Pick, Paul 'Mr. Wonderful' Orndorff, passes away

Originally Posted by stickman View Post
I grew up watching Paul Orndorff on Mid-South wrestling. Not exactly a household name to some, but he had his day with the WWF with Hogan and Piper and the rest.

RIP Mr. Wonderful.
+1.

Mid-South wrestling ... man now that is old school at it's finest.

Ted DiBiase, The Super Destroyer, Ernie Ladd, KK Bondy, Paul Orndoff. My grandma would strangle you if you even thought about turning the TV set when Mid South wrestling was on.

Good times. R.I.P. Paul
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Re: WWE HOF Wrestler, and Saints 1973 Draft Pick, Paul 'Mr. Wonderful' Orndorff, passes away

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+1.

Mid-South wrestling ... man now that is old school at it's finest.

Ted DiBiase, The Super Destroyer, Ernie Ladd, KK Bondy, Paul Orndoff. My grandma would strangle you if you even thought about turning the TV set when Mid South wrestling was on.

Good times. R.I.P. Paul
Colonel Buck Robley and JYD. Jake the Snake and the Barbarian. First time I ever saw the Freebirds.
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:07 AM   #10
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Re: WWE HOF Wrestler, and Saints 1973 Draft Pick, Paul 'Mr. Wonderful' Orndorff, passes away

Ahhh the Freebirds...they had a cameo with the Tonga Kid to start off Highlander !
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