Since the news broke of WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff passing away at the age of 71, the wrestling world has been reacting.
Orndorff broke into the business in 1978 and found success in the NWA before going to WWE where he had a big money feud with Hulk Hogan. They worked the main event of the first WrestleMania and Survivor Series.
While in WCW, he was a one-time World Television Championship and three-time WCW World Tag Team Championship.
You can see the reactions from various wrestlers and promotions here:
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
Damn. Orndorff. I went to a wcw house show at the uic pavilion once. Maybe 95ish. Him and Sherri were the best on that show with working the crowd. Think I have his autograph on a patriot mask somewhere. Rest in power Mr. Wonderful.
— player/coach (@CMPunk) July 12, 2021
#RIP "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 12, 2021
Paul Orndorff was a true, man’s man. A stud.
Condolences to Paul’s family and friends. 🙏🤠 https://t.co/e1wDZVGEcO
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 12, 2021
So sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed working with Paul. He was a good friend to my son Garett and I and we shared some memorable times away from the wrestling business. Rest easy my friend. pic.twitter.com/GMuZuIMuUY
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) July 12, 2021
RIp Mr Wonderful Paul Orndorff. One of the first “bad guys” I gravitated towards as a very young fan. Godspeed sir.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) July 12, 2021
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) July 12, 2021
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of pro wrestling legend "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. We offer our sincere condolences to his friends and family.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 12, 2021
— taz (@OfficialTAZ) July 12, 2021
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff has passed away at the age of 71.
WWE extends its condolences to Orndorff’s family and friends.https://t.co/dtWZHJk3x3
— WWE (@WWE) July 12, 2021
RIP Mr. Wonderful 🙏🏻 https://t.co/wm5tIyFK8p
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) July 12, 2021
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 12, 2021