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Paul Orndorff


Real Name - Paul Parlette Orndorff, Jr.
Birthdate - 10/29/49
5'11" 220 lbs. - Atlanta, GA

Athletic Background - Football [NFL/University of Tampa]

Teacher(s) - Hiro Matsuda

Professional Background - Memphis(`77), Mid-South(`77-`78), Mid-Atlantic(`78-`79), Mid-South(`79-`82), Alabama(`79-`81), Georgia(`82-`83), WWF(`83-`87), WCW(`90-`91), UWF(`91), NWF(`91), SMW(`92-`93), WCW(`92-`01)

Aliases - none

Groups - Heenan Family, Dudes with Attitude

Peak Years - `79-`86

Finisher(s) - 

Favorites - 
- Flying Bionic Elbow 
- Suplex 
- Lariat 
- Driving Elbowdrop 
- Uppercutt  

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Place in History - Often considered one of the toughest guys to ever lace up a pair of boots, Paul Orndorff's intensity, look and in-ring ability made him a natural top heel. Like many physical specimens however promoters kept trying to make him a babyface, but to no avail. While Orndorff was an exciting, intense babyface who could get great heat, it did not play to his strengths as well as one would hope. His career was really made by a great heel run against Hogan that was perhaps Hogan's best during his `83-`88 title run. Though it etched his name in history as a great drawing heel, it marked the end of his career as a top level star as nerve damage in his neck sidelined him for sometime. Orndorff went onto to be a respectable wrestler in WCW amongst other companies, but his undeveloped arm and age were serious Achilles' heels and he never moved out of the midcard. He became a sound trainer though and while the Power Plant hasn't produced any great stars, it has provided some guys who still have great potential.