It was announced on Monday that "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff sadly passed away at the age of 71.
Orndorff was best known for his impressive physique and charisma, wrestling for both WWE and WCW during his career. He headlined WrestleMania I, teaming with Roddy Piper against Hulk Hogan & Mr T.
With news of his passing, many peers took to social media to share their memories of "Mr. Wonderful."
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
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
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
Paul Orndorff was a true, man’s man. A stud.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 12, 2021
Condolences to Paul’s family and friends. ---- https://t.co/e1wDZVGEcO
PAUL ORNDORFF. MY BROTHER. YOU WERE THE TOUGHEST. WE TRAIN TOGETHER. WE RIDE TOGETHER. YOU WERE EXCELLENT BUBBA. I AM SO SAD I LOVE YOU FOREVER REST IN PEACE pic.twitter.com/RXovORjxVp— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) 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 (@WWE) July 12, 2021
WWE extends its condolences to Orndorff’s family and friends.https://t.co/dtWZHJk3x3
My heart and my prayers go out to the family of my friend and colleague, Mr. Wonderful, Paul Orndorff. Great wrestler and many great memories.— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) July 12, 2021
Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/wmmAxtNpA5
Thank you giving me my start in professional wrestling. You were hard on me but taught me well and accepted nothing less than my best every time.— -- (@RichardsWesley) July 12, 2021
Rest In Peace to my first trainer and one of greatest wrestlers to lace up a pair of boots:
Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff. pic.twitter.com/S0WKKP5F27
Paul Orndorff, one of the all-time greats, has passed away. RIP, Mr. Wonderful.— Kane (@KaneWWE) July 12, 2021
Wow so sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff. Part of my childhood. RIP ----— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) July 12, 2021
RIP Mr. Wonderful ---- https://t.co/wm5tIyFK8p— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) July 12, 2021
AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the passing of a true legend, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/3GpYkRpWfS— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 12, 2021
So Sorry To Hear Of The Passing Of Paul Orndorff aka Mr. Wonderful aka The Brandon Bull. Great Guy, Legit Tough! He Was Another Amazing Athlete That I Had The Pleasure Of Wrestling An Hour For The NWA Championship On Many Occasions! Rest In Peace! ------------ pic.twitter.com/5dFDmqZh2N— Ric Flair (@RicFlairNatrBoy) July 12, 2021
Paul Orndorff was the first wrestler I hated & feared as a child. I was at the Big Event in Toronto. Changed my life. Years later the morning before WrestleMania 21, I trained with him and Hulk. I was a little kid again. One of my fondest memories. Thank you for all of them Paul. pic.twitter.com/h7crlyHme6— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) July 12, 2021
RIP "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff.