‘Mister. Wonderful ‘Paul Orndorff dies, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler was 71 years old

Wrestler Hulk Hogan today led tributes to the legendary wrestling Hall of Famer Paul orndorff who died at the age of 71. “Mr Wonderful” has suffered from numerous health problems in recent years, including serious illnesses such as cancer and dementia. On a sad day for wrestling fans, the announcement was made today, along with the creation of a link to the GoFundMe page, which was created a few days ago to help prepare for the idol’s farewell funeral. Writing on his Instagram account the wrestler’s son, Travis Orndorff paid this tribute.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr., better known as” Mr. # 1derful “Paul Orndorff. Most of you will remember him for his physique. Many will remember his intensity. But if only he could achieve for you to understand and see his heart. He will always be Daddy, 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 dad who showed me more love than I never deserved. I love you dad. There is a donation page available in my bio for funeral expenses. Any close friends who would like to speak at their funeral, please message me on Instagram Travis_Orndorff. -Travis Orndorff # RIPMr # 1derful “

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It was reported last week that her son had taken Orndorff out of a medical facility so that he could spend his last days at home, surrounded by his family. While the cause of his death has not been revealed, it follows from this that one of his many recent ailments was taking a price that was known to be too great for even Hulk Hogan’s great opponent to be able to overcome.

Orndorff was born in Brandon, Florida and began his professional wrestling career in Mid-Southern Wrestling after spending time training with Jack Brisco, Bob Backlund, Eddie Graham, and Hiro Matsuda. Throughout his career, he joined the WWF between 1983-1988, and after many other promotions, he became part of WCW between 1992 and 2001, and in 2005 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. and became a member of the 2009 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Despite his retirement from the ring due to a neck injury sustained in 2000, he made a comeback at the age of 67 in 2017, and that same year he was inducted into the Tragos / Thesz Hall of Fame.

“Mr Wonderful” was one of Hulk Hogan’s first enemies at the first Wrestlemania and was one of the main challengers to Hulk’s world title when both were in their prime. Hogan was one of the first to pay tribute to the star, posting on his Twitter account: “I just got the news from Paul Orndorff, RIP my brother, I love you and thank you for always making me fight for everything in our matches, honey. it became even more wonderful, I love U4LifeHH “

The battle between the two ring giants continued throughout the 1980s, but a serious arm injury in 1987 forced him to retire early. He returned to national wrestling with WCW in 1990 after recovering, where he continued with his regular appearances and became a coach at Power Plant school in the mid-90s.

After suffering from throat cancer in 2011, Orndorff underwent radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and like every good man in the ring he rallied against the disease, even after being tube fed at a time days to live. At the CAC in 2016, years after beating cancer, Orndorff spoke about the many broken parts he had acquired over the years: “I broke my neck three times, actually four times. After that fourth time, the The doctor said, ‘Paul, if you do it more, two things are going to happen: you’re going to end up in a wheelchair or you’re going to be six feet underground.’ I quit then, when he told me that, so I had to quit. nuts, bolts, rods and everything else on my neck and it doesn’t even hurt anymore. I still exercise. “

Other tributes from former colleagues, wrestling posts, and fans have since come in, showing that there was a lot of love for one of Wrestling’s most iconic stars. Our condolences to his family and many friends, and these are just a few of the other tributes paid to Orndorff on Twitter.

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