• Hulk Hogan Reacts To Paul Orndorff’s Death
As we noted earlier, 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 ”
2-Time WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan tweeted the following regarding Orndorff’s death:
“Just got slammed with the Paul Orndorff news, RIP my brother, love you and thank you for always making me fight for everything in our matches, heaven just got even more Wonderful, love U 4 Life HH”
Just got slammed with the Paul Orndorff news,RIP my brother,love you and thank you for always making me fight for everything in our matches,heaven just got even more Wonderful,love U4LifeHH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 12, 2021
Hogan & Mr. T defeated Orndorff & Roddy Piper in the main event of the first-ever WrestleMania back in 1985.
† REST IN PEACE
October 29, 1949 – July 12, 2021
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 12, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Jacksonville Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Road Wild 1999’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
1. Vampiro vs. Konnan
2. Ric Flair vs. Dean Malenko
3. Steve Regal vs. Billy Kidman
4. Kenny Kaos vs. Sid Vicious
5. U.S. Title: David Flair (c) vs. Sting
6. DDP vs. Booker T
7. WCW World Title: Randy Savage (c) vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan