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Forgotten Legends5: Paul Orndorff

Mr. Wonderful, the moniker he used in WWE was the one he was most famous for but was caught in Hogan era where nobody wins the title except Hogan and the guys he nods to and did not have a title run in there. But he was a 4 time NWA champion, 1 time NWA tag and 1 time AWF champion. He also had one of the most lucrative feud with Hogan for wwf which culminatedin the SNME steel cage match. He was also adept at making heel/face switches with much ease.

He was inducted into HOF of WWE/NWA and pro-wrestling. The answer for his little to no success in WWE in terms of title run was obvious but why didn't he reach the level of say Piper.

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Re: Forgotten Legends5: Paul Orndorff

And he can cut a funny promo too...


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Re: Forgotten Legends5: Paul Orndorff

Great speaker. Had a hell of a run in the NWA and WCW (OP forgot his two tag team title reigns and his single television title reign.) But when he came to the WWF, it was just a bad time. Not for business of course, but there was no way he'd win the heavyweight title. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Hogan's from 1984-1988 (He was just annoying from 1989-1994), but he ran the whole damn show. Orndorff should have had a tag title reign at least in the WWF though.

Not removing until-

- Ryback wins a title
- Fandango wins a title
- The Wyatt family win the tag titles
- Damien Sandow wins a singles title
- Perry Saturn returns for one night only.
- Mabel gets inducted into the Hall of fame.

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Re: Forgotten Legends5: Paul Orndorff

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Orndorff is easily a top 20 80's guy. He did not need a title to be a star. They flipped him from heel/face way too often. So often in fact that when a company fip flops a guy from face to heel then back again, I call it "the Orndorff"....(i.e. Ken Anderson)

I think the WWF ruined him.
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