• BREAKING NEWS: Paul Orndorff Passes Away
We just received word that Old School WWF Legend ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff has passed away at the age of 71.
His son Travis confirmed the sad news on Instagram by issuing the following statement:
“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.
A donation page is available in my bio for funeral expenses. Any close friends whom would like to speak at his funeral, please message me on Instagram Travis_Orndorff.
-Travis Orndorff ”
Pretty much every Wrestling Fan, young or old, remembers Paul Orndorff for main eventing the first ever WrestleMania.
Orndorff wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1983 until 1988 and then went on to work for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1990 and again from 1992 till Paul officially retired in 2000.
In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
We extend our condolences to Orndorff’s family, friends and fans.
† REST IN PEACE
October 29, 1949 – July 12, 2021
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 12, 1998) – ECW House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 1998, Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling held a house show in Revere, Massachusetts.
The results can be found below:
John Kronus defeated Ulf Hermann
Danny Doring & The Dirtbike Kid defeated The Blue Meanie & Super Nova
Mikey Whipwreck defeated Mike Lozansky
Taz defeated Michael Kovac
Spike Dudley defeated Jack Victory by DQ
Masato Tanaka defeated Tracy Smothers
Justin Credible defeated Jerry Lynn
Sabu & Rob Van Dam defeated Lance Storm & Chris Candido
Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Tommy Dreamer & New Jack defeated Jack Victory, Buh Buh Ray, D-Von & Big Dick Dudley