Paul Orndorff - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Paul Orndorff, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr. was born in Winchester, Virginia on October 29, 1949.

He died on July 12, 2021 at the age of 71.

Paul Orndorff was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 as an individual, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2009 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2009 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr.
  • Ring Names
    • Paul Orndorff ( June 19, 1976 - March 26, 2001)
  • Born October 29, 1949
  • Died July 12, 2021 (aged 71)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Winchester, Virginia
  • Billed From
    • Brandon, Florida
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 252 lbs (114 kg)
  • Nicknames Mr. Wonderful

Career History

  • Roles
    • Coach ( September 18, 2000 - March 26, 2001)
    • Producer ( December 17, 1995 - March 26, 2001)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( December 13, 1999 - September 17, 2000)
    • Wrestler ( January 29, 1990 - December 16, 1995)
    • Wrestler ( June 19, 1976 - January 4, 1988)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW December 7, 1992 March 26, 2001
    Promotion Smoky Mountain WrestlingSMW October 30, 1991 December 27, 1992
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW June 13, 1990 August 26, 1990
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF November 15, 1983 January 4, 1988
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA July 19, 1976 December 9, 1983
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW April 1, 1983 November 3, 1983
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW October 10, 1980 November 6, 1980
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel June 13, 1990 September 17, 2000
    Face June 3, 1987 June 12, 1990
    Heel July 19, 1986 June 2, 1987
    Face May 11, 1985 July 18, 1986
    Heel November 15, 1983 May 10, 1985
    Face November 9, 1981 November 14, 1983
    Heel July 4, 1981 November 8, 1981
    Face June 19, 1976 July 3, 1981
  • Images
    Jun 1976
    Jun 1976

  • Finishers
    • Spike Piledriver ( June 19, 1976 - September 17, 2000)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Mr. Wonderful" by Jimmy Hart & Howard Helm - Single ( November 15, 1983 - September 17, 2000)
    • Theme Song "Real American" by Rick Derringer - Single ( July 21, 1986 - January 3, 1987)
    • Theme Song "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer - Single ( December 3, 1977 - May 29, 1982)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2005, Individual
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2009, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2009, Modern Era
  • Titles Won

    World Championship Wrestling / Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 WCW World Television Championship
    • 3 WCW/NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 with Jimmy Snuka, 2 with with Paul Roma)

    American Wrestling Federation

    • 1 AWF Heavyweight Championship

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 3 NWA National Heavyweight Championship

    National Wrestling League

    • 1 NWL Tag Team Championship (with Brian Blair)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Memphis version)
    • 1 Mid-America World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Gorgeous George Jr. & Tommy Gilbert)

    NWA Tri-State / Mid-South Wrestling Association

    • 5 Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (with Ted Dibiase)

    Peach State Wrestling

    • 1 PSW Cordele City Heavyweight Championship

    Southeastern Championship Wrestling

    • 2 NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (1 with Dick Slater, 1 with Norvell Austin)

    Universal Wrestling Federation

    • 1 UWF Southern States Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2017)
    • WCW World Television Championship Tournament Winner (1993)
    • WCW Slim Jim Challenge Winner (1995)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Men's Wrestling Award (2016)
    • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1986)
    • PWI Feud of the Year (1986 - vs. Hulk Hogan)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1985 - with Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan & Mr. T, WrestleMania)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1986 - vs. Hulk Hogan)
    • University of Tampa Hall of Fame induction (class of 1986 - football)

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