Today, a true legend, WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff joins Vince Russo on The Swerve. Truly one of those man’s man in sports entertainment, Orndorff was ahead of his time even before he headlined the first ever WrestleMania. A standout on the football field at the University of Tampa, Orndorff parlayed his great physique, natural ability and GIFT OF GAB to help make the wrestling business what it is today. Some topics covered in part 1–starting in the business with “The King” Jerry Lawler, favorite wrestlers to travel up and down the road with, the very first WrestleMania, thoughts on Hogan and Piper, generating HEAT, being in a real fight club, his thoughts of wrestlers today “not looking the part”, the PRIDE he put into his work, wanting to wrestle for the fans, wanting his fans’ children to know who he is, and running WCW’s Power Plant. This interview really emotionally affected the host, and if you watch/listen you’ll see why.
Originally aired on Mar. 15 & 23, 2017 – The Swerve episodes #154 & 156