Best of Paul Orndorff in the WWF

Disk 1

1.        Paul Orndorff v. Steve Lombardi (WWF TV 1/7/84)

2.        Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 1/7/84)

3.        Paul Orndorff v. Salvatore Bellomo (Roddy Piper is managing Orndorff in Mr. Wonderful’s Madison Square Garden
debut.  MSG 1/23/84)

4.        Paul Orndorff v. Steve Lombardi (Roddy Piper is at ringside in Orndorff’s corner.  TV 2/18//84)

5.        Paul Orndorff v. Hulk Hogan (MSG 2/84)

6.        Paul Orndorff v. Jay Strongbow (Nassau Coliseum, 4/6/84)

7.        Int – Paul Orndorff & Roddy Piper (TV 4/7/84)

8.        Paul Orndorff v. Santiago Rios (TV 4/7/84)

9.        Paul Orndorff & Dr. D. David Schultz v. Francisco Vasquez & Johnny Rivera (TV 4/21/84)

10.     Int - Paul Orndorff & Dr. D. David Schultz (TV 4/28/84)

11.     Paul Orndorff , Roddy Piper & David Schultz v. Tony Atlas, Rocky Johnson & Ivan Putski (MSG 4/23/84)

12.     Paul Orndorff v. SD Jones (TNT 6/12/84)

13.     Paul Orndorff is at the gym showing people how to work out at the gym as only the arrogant and conceited Mr. Wonderful can. 
Great stuff (TNT 6/12/84)


Disk 2

1.        Paul Orndorff v. Rudy Diamond (Before the match can begin, Rudy leaves the ring and goes to the back.  He returns with a shirt that says “PAULA” on the front!  Orndorff has been bombarded with “Paula” chants for weeks now, and goes ABSOLUTELY NUTS!  Needless to say, Ol’ Rudy takes the worst beating he’s ever had in his life.)  TV 6/16/84

2.        Int – Okerlund interviews Orndorff immediately after the match on the Piper’s Pit set.  Orndorff actually had to be bleeped out! TV 6/16/84

3.        Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff at the beauty salon getting a touch up.  Orndorff isn’t terribly impressed by the service. (TNT 6/26/84)

4.        Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 6/30/84)

5.        Paul Orndorff v. B. Brian Blair (Joined in progress.  The “Paula!” chants are coming in loud and clear, and Orndorff isn’t happy. VERY GOOD MATCH!) TV 7/7/84

6.        Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 7/14/84)

7.        Paul Orndorff  (-vs-)  B.Brian Blair (Meadowlands Arena, 7/15/84)

8.        Hulk Hogan v. Paul Orndorff (Philly Spectrum – 7/84)

9.        Hulk Hogan v. Paul Orndorff (Landover, MD – 8/84)

10.     Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 8/1184)

11.     Int – Paul Orndorff (9/16/84)

12.     Paul Orndorff v. Joe Mirto (Orndorff is managed here by Bobby Heenan) TV 11/24/84

The next 4 matches are from TNT 11/27/84

13.     Paul Orndorff joins the TNT set

14.     Paul Orndorff vs. Rick Mcgraw

15.     Paul Orndorff challenges Tony Atlas to a posedown

16.     Paul Orndorff v. Tony Atlas in a posedown

17.     Paul Orndorff v. David Sammartino (Phl, 1/4/85)

18.     Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 1/26/85)

19.     Paul Orndorff v. Peter Pompell (before the match starts, Bobby Heenan pulls a stretcher from under the ring.  Sure enough, Mr.
 Pompell needed it before too long. ) TV 2/2/85

20.     Int – Paul Orndorff, Bobby Heenan, Big John Studd & Ken Patera (TV 2/2/85)



Disk 3

1.        Paul Orndorff & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan v. Bruno & David Sammartino (Phl, 2/16/85)

2.        Paul Orndorff v. Tony Atlas (MSG 2/18/85)

3.        Hulk Hogan v. Roddy Piper (In progress, as Hogan and Piper attack Mr. T and Hulk Hogan, beginning the road to the inaugural
Wrestlemania.  MSG 2/18/85)

4.        Paul Orndorff v. Jim Young (like a couple of weeks ago, Bobby Heenan brings a stretcher to the ring for Mr. Young.)   TV 2/23/85

5.        Pipers Pit – Paul Orndorff, Piper and Orton badmouth Mr. T and Hulk Hogan.  Hogan and T have challenged Piper and Orndorff to a match. TV 3/2/85

6.        Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff are training for their Wrestlemania match against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. 3/16/85

7.        Piper’s Pit – Paul Orndorff accompanies Piper in a liver version of the ‘Pit, as Mr. T, Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Snuka appear.

MSG 3/17/85)

The next 3 matches are from TNT 3/22/85

8.        Pipers Pit-Roddy & Paul Orndorff talk about Wrestlemania

9.        Roddy Piper,Paul Orndorff,Cowboy Bob Orton join the TNT set

10.     A Fortune Teller tries again to predict the outcome of Wrestlemania

11.     Piper’s Pit – Piper, Orndorff & Orton put the badmouth on Hulk Hogan & Mr. T regarding their upcoming Wrestlemania

match.TV 3/30/85

12.     Paul Orndorff & Roddy Piper v. Hulk Hogan & Mr. T (Wrestlemania I, 3/31/85)

13.     Piper & Orton badmouth Paul Orndorff immediately after their Wrestlemania match and blame him for their loss TV 4/14/85

14.     Hulk Hogan v. Paul Orndorff (Toronto 4/21/85)

15.     Paul Orndorff & Bobby Heenan join the TNT set (Paul Orndorff fires Bobby Heenan! TNT 4/26/85)

16.     Pipers Pit – Bobby Heenan, who is irate because he had just been FIRED by Paul Orndorff. TV 4/27/85

17.     Hulk Hogan v. Paul Orndorff (After the match, Orndorff and Hogan shake hands!   Philadelphia 4/27/85)

18.     Paul Orndorff v. Charlie Fulton (Bobby Heenan comes to ringside, and Orndorff grabs the house mic and again, PUBLICLY FIRES HEENAN! This immediately put Orndorff over as a babyface.) TV 5/4/85

19.     Piper’s Pit – Piper and Paul Orndorff get into it over their loss at Wrestlemania.   (SNME 5/11/85)

20.     Hulk Hogan v. Bob Orton (Paul Orndorff runs in to save Hogan by a double team from Piper & Orton, cementing his
babyface turn. (SNME 5/11/85)

21.     Bobby Heenan puts up a $25,000 bounty for any wrestler that can end Paul Orndorff’s career. TV 5/18/85

22.     Int – Paul Ornforff & Hulk Hogan (Phl 5/25/85)

23.     Paul Orndorff v. Bob Orton (Phl 5/25/85)


Disk 4

1.        Update – Orndorff’s feud with his former manager, Bobby Heenan (TV 6/2/85)

2.        Paul Orndorff v. Barry O (TV 6/2/85)

3.        Hulk Hogan v. Ken Patera (Rare TV appearance for Hogan, who midway through the match, is attacked by Big John
 Studd.  But PAUL ORNDORFF runs in to clear the ring!  Orndorff’s status as the WWF’s newest babyface is cemented

 as he saves Hogan from a 2 on 1 attack and aligns himself with the WWF Champ.  Afterward both men pose for the crowd.  TV 6/2/85)

4.        Paul Orndorff v. Matt Borne (Borne promises to collect on the $25,000 bounty on Orndorff’s head.  Needless to say,
Borne practically gets killed.  Heenan comes down the aisle to taunt Orndorff, but Orndorff challenges Heenan
and any of his men to come and take him on.)  TV 6/23/85

5.        Update – More on Bobby Heenan and his $25,000 bounty on Paul Orndorff (TV 6/30/85)

6.        Paul Orndorff & Hulk Hogan v. Roddy Piper & Bob Orton (Phl, 6/29/85)

7.        Update – Paul Orndorff’s confrontation with Roddy Piper on a recent Piper’s Pit.  TV 7/6/85

8.        Paul Orndorff v. Mr. X (Heenan is still standing in the aisle during Orndorff’s matches, taunting him with the bounty
money.) TV 7/13/85

9.        Int – Paul Orndorff (MSG 7/13/85)

10.     Paul Orndorff v. Roddy Piper (MSG 7/13/85)

11.   Int - Paul Orndorff

12.     Paul Orndorff v. Roddy Piper (Phl, 7/20/85)

13.     Paul Orndorff v. The Ax (Piper runs in and brawls with Orndorff.  TV 7/27/85)

14.     Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 8/3/85)

15.     Paul Orndorff v. Roddy Piper (Bos, 8/3/85)

16.     Paul Orndorff on TNT (8/16/85)

17.     Paul Orndorff v. Roddy Piper (Bruno Sammartino is the guest referee.  Phl, 8/24/85)

18.     Update – Heenan still has that $25,000 bounty on Orndorff’s head.  (TV 9/7/85)

19.     Update – The new alliance between Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff (TV 9/14/85)

20.     Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 9/14/85)

21    Paul Orndorff and Brian Blair at Blair’s amateur wrestling camp (TNT 9/20/85)

22.     Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 9/27/85)

23.     Paul Orndorff v. Gino Carabello (Incomplete - TV 9/27/85)


Disk 5

1.        Paul Orndorff & Bruno Sammartino v. Roddy Piper & Bob Orton (Phl, 9/28/85)

2.        Paul Orndorff v. Roddy Piper (SNME 10/6/85)

3.        Paul Orndorff joins the TNT set (TNT 10/18/85)

4.        Paul Orndorff & The Killer Bees v. The Hart Foundation & Barry O (How’d Barry O get in there?  TV 10/25/85)

5.        Paul Orndorff & Bruno Sammartino v. Roddy Piper & Bob Orton (Steel Cage match.  Phl, 10/26/85)

6.        Paul Orndorff v. Bob Orton (Wrestling Classic – 11/7/85)

7.        Paul Orndorff v. Tito Santana (Wrestling Classic – 11/7/85)

8.        Paul Orndorff v. The Menace (Orndorff comes to the ring with a cast on his arm.  No, we didn’t miss a sneak attack here. 
Apparently, Orndorff is wearing a cast in response to “Ace” Bob Orton, who always wears a cast with the excuse that
he has a nagging ‘injury’, but of course only uses it to cheapshot his opponents.  Orndorff is playing Orton’s own game. Afterward, King Tonga is supposed to be the guest, but Piper and Orton are still preoccupied with Onrdorff’s new cast. 
They argue for a bit, and Orndorff charges toward the Piper’s Pit set, running Piper and Orton off. TV 11/16/85

9.        Danny Spivey & Paul Orndorff v. Rusty Brooks & Terry Gibbs (Afterward, Piper brings out Valentine & Beefcake, The Hart Foundation & Hercules on Piper’s Pit to taunt Orndorff and his new arm cast. (TV 11/30/85)

10.     Paul Orndorff does a commercial for the Hulk Hogan Workout set.

11.     Piper’s Pit – Still steamed over Paul Orndorff’s new arm cast, Piper invites a doctor onto his show to discuss Orton’s arm. 
Piper doesn’t like the results, as the Doctor prettymuch exposes Orton’s own arm injury as the fraud that it is. (TV 12/12/85)

12.     Update – Paul Orndorff (TV 12/19/85)

13.     Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 12/19/85)

14.     Paul Orndorff does a public service announcement (TV 12/12/85)

15.     Int – Bruno Sammartino & Paul Orndorff (TV 1/11/86)

16.     Paul Orndorff & JYD v. Mr. X & Rick Hunter (TV 1/27/86)

17.     Paul Orndorff v. Big John Studd (MSG 1/27/86)

18.     Paul Orndorff v. Magnificent Muraco (Wrestlemania II, 4/7/86)


Disk 6

1.        Paul Orndorff & Tito Santana v. Randy Savage & Bob Orton (Santana scores a clean pin on Savage! TV 5/3/86)

2.        Paul Orndorff v. Adrian Adonis (SNME 5/3/86)

3.        Paul Orndorff v. Magnificent Muraco (Phl, 5/10/86)

4.        Int – Paul Orndorff (Primetime 5/19/86)

5.        Flowershop – “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff.  Adonis asks Orndorff if he’s playing second fiddle to Hulk Hogan, and
 Orndorff gets upset.  Do I smell a heel turn coming? TV 6/14/86

6.        Flowershop – Bobby Heenan, who gloats about Andre The Giant having been suspended from the WWF.  Hulk Hogan interrupts
 though, and yells at Adonis for trying to cause trouble between Hogan and Orndorff. 6/21/86

7.        Paul Orndorff v. Magnificent Muraco (Bos, 6/27/86)

8.        Paul Orndorff v. Randy Savage (Good Quality - Phl, 6/28/86)

9.        Paul Orndorff v. Max Blue (Orndorff seems to be a lot more aggressive here, as he poses for the crowd to prove that he’s
just as popular and muscular as Hulk Hogan. TV 6/28/86)

10.     Flowershop – Heenan is being interviewed, but Orndorff comes back to the set to yell at Adonis.  Heenan interrupts Orndorff,
repeatedly calling him “Hulk Junior” and challenges him and Hogan to a match against Studd & Bundy.  Orndorff
promises to call Hulk Hogan right then and there. TV 6/28/86

11.     British Bulldogs v. The Menace & Jack Kruger (During the match, we see Orndorff on the phone trying to catch up
with Hulk Hogan to relay Heenan’s challenge, but apparently Hogan is refusing to come to the phone.  Orndorff is
 extremely upset.  TV 6/28/86

12.     Orndorff is still mad about Hogan not wanting to come to the phone because Hogan was working out. Orndorff says that there
won’t be a match next week, as he couldn’t reach his partner.  TV 6/28/86

13.     Flowershop – Hogan & Orndorff show up Hogan tells Adonis that they’re ready for Studd & Bundy.  But Orndorff interrupts
 Hogan and says that that match will take place in 2 weeks, because he’s signed a contract to face the Moondogs.  Orndorff
 makes sure everyone knows that he’s intent on showing the world world what MR. WONDERFUL is all about.  All the while
 Orndorff seems to be a lot more aggressive. TV 7/5/86

14.     Int – Paul Orndorff (TV 7/12/86)

15.     Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff v. The Moondogs (Orndorff still thinks he has something to prove here, as he refuses to
tag Hogan into the match.  Orndorff pretty much wins the match without ever letting Hogan get in the ring, and
ignores Hogan during the post match pose down as he courts the fans’ cheers.  Hogan, ever the good friend, doesn’t
show any signs of being offended.  Does this mean that everything is ok again between the two?  We’ll see…)  TV 7/12/86

16.     Monsoon & Heenan recap the events leading to Paul Orndorff & Hulk Hogan’s upcoming match with King Kong Bundy
and Big John Studd (Primetime 7/21/86)

17.     Hogan & Orndorff are backstage prior to their big match.  Orndorff is still a little upset about the phone call that Hogan didn’t take but assures Hogan that he’s ready for the match. (TV 7/19/86)

18.     Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff v. King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd (In the biggest shocker of the year, ORNDORFF
Orndorff obviously was upset about the missed phone call,
but was even more upset and JEALOUS that Hogan was more popular with the crowd.  That phone call was just the

last straw, and the opening that Heenan needed to encourage Orndorff to turn heel again and rejoin “The Brain’s”
Family.  Afterward, Orndorff celebrates with Heenan, Studd, Bundy and Adrian Adonis.) Primetime 7/21/86

19.     Flower Shop – Paul Orndorff and Bobby Heenan fresh off Orndorff’s recent heel turn on Hulk Hogan. (Primetime 7/28/86)


Disk 7

1.        Int – Hulk Hogan, regarding Paul Orndorff turning on him last week.  Footage is shown of the events leading up to the breakup,
as well as the breakup itself.  This began one of Hogan’s greatest feuds TV 8/2/86

2.        Paul Orndorff v. Mario Mancini (Orndorff is now coming out to Hulk Hogan’s “Real American” Theme song! TV 8/9/86)

3.        Paul Orndorff v. Cpl. Kirchner (Good Quality - MSG 8/15/86)

4.        Paul Orndorff v. JYD (Phl, 8/23/86)

5.        Paul Orndorff v. Hulk Hogan (The Big Event – 8/28/86)

6.        Paul Orndorff v. Tommy Sharpe (Orndorff is still coming down to the ring, using Hulk Hogan’s theme music.  TV 8/30/86)

7.        Int – Paul Orndorff has some words for Hulk Hogan on his recent heel turn and Gorilla Monsoon for their conversation last week. (Primetime 9/8/86)

8.        Bobby Heenan & Paul Orndorff join the TNT set (TNT 9/10/86)

9.        Paul Orndorff v. Sivi Afi (Superstars 9/13/86)

10.     Hulk Hogan v. Paul Orndorff (Philadelphia 9/20/86)

11.     Paul Orndorff v. Hulk Hogan (SNME 10/4/86)

12.     Snake Pit – Jake Roberts interviews Orndorff (WWF TV 10/5/86)

13.     Int – Paul Orndorff & Bobby Heenan (Superstars 10/18/86)

14.     Paul Orndorff v. Hulk Hogan (No DQ, Phl, 10/18/86)

15.     Update – Paul Orndorff & Bobby Heenan

16.     Paul Orndorff in a Training session (Primetime 10/21/86)



Disk 8

1.        Pipers Pit - Bobby Heenan & "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff  (Piper challenges Orndorff to find a tag partner and face
Piper and a tag partner of his choice at the next MSG show.  Heenan chooses "The King" Harley Race as Orndorff's
partner.  Piper pulls a fan out of the crowd to choose Piper's partner.  The fan predictably chooses HULK HOGAN)

2.        Paul Orndorff & Harley Race v. Roddy Piper & Hulk Hogan (MSG 11/13/86)

3.        Int – Paul Orndorff

4.        Paul Orndorff v. Hulk Hogan (Cage Match - Phl, 12/13/86)

5.        Update – Paul Orndorff and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Superstars 1/3/87)

6.        Paul Orndorff v. Hulk Hogan (Good cage match with a unique ending.  SNME 1/3/87)

7.        Update – Paul Orndorff and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Superstars 1/10/87)

8.        Paul Orndorff v. George “The Animal” Steele (MSG 1/19/87) or PT 2/2/87 [24/7]

9.        Hulk Hogan v. Kamala (Orndorff  runs in and attacks Hogan.  Philadelphia – 2/14/87)

10.     Paul Orndorff v. Pedro Morales (Toronto, 2/15/87)

11.     Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper & Billy Jack Haynes v. Paul Orndorff, Adrian Adonis & Hercules (Boston 3/7/87)



Disk 9

1.        Paul Orndorff & Kamala v. Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper (Phl, 3/14/87)

2.        Paul Orndorff & King Kong Bundy v. Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco (Frank Tunney Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament
3/23/87)  Primetime 3/23/87

3.        Paul Orndorff & King Kong Bundy v. Killer Bees (Frank Tunney Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament 3/23/87)

4.        Paul Orndorff, Adrian Adonis & Hercules v. Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper & Billy Jack Haynes (Boston Garden – This was Roddy Piper’s final appearance in the Boston Garden before his retirement match at Wrestlemania 3)

5.        Paul Orndorff v. JYD (MSG 6/14/87)

6.        Paul Orndorff v. Billy Jack Haynes (Phl, 6/20/87 – good quality)

7.        Harley Race, Paul Orndorff, King Kong Bundy & Hercules v. Paul Roma, Jim Powers, Mario Mancini & Don Drigger (Superstars 6/20/87)

8.        Snake Pit – The Bobbby Heenan Family.  Paul Orndorff, Harley Race, King Kong Bundy & Hercules (Superstars 6/27/87)

9.         Rick Rude v. Lanny Poffo (Rude makes his first Wrestling Challenge appearance.  Heenan points out that Rude has the
best body in the sport. I wonder what Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff thinks of that?  WC 8/9/87)




Disk 10

1.        Special Interview – Rick Rude & Bobby Heenan.  Heenan plays down the rumored dissention in the Heenan camp between Rude & Paul Orndorff.  Heenan had been claiming that Rude had the best body in the WWF, and some were saying that Orndorff wasn’t very happy (Superstars 8/15/87)

2.        Special Interview – An irate Paul Orndorff tells Bobby Heenan that Rick Rude doesn’t have the best body in the Heenan Family.
 Orndorff then for the second time in 2 years FIRES BOBBY HEENAN AS HIS MANAGER! SUPERSTARS 8/22/87

3.         Paul Orndorff vs. Rex Farmer (WC 9/6/87)

4.        Paul Orndorff v. King Kong Bundy (SNME 10/3/87)

5.        POSEDOWN CONTEST - Paul Orndorff v. Rick Rude.  The crowd is obviously behind Orndorff, which leads to…..

6.        Paul Orndorff v. Rick Rude (MSG 10/16/87)

7.        Paul Orndorff v. Chris Curtis (During the match, Rick Rude taunts Orndorff from the interview podium) (Superstars10/17/87

8.        Update:  Rude/Orndorff feud Recap (WC 11/1/87)

9.         Survivor Series Team Interview w/Hulk Hogan, Orndorff, Bigelow, Patera & Billy Graham  (WC 11/8/87)

10.     Paul Orndorff v. Rick Rude (Cage Match – Toronto 11/10/87)

11.     Special Interview – Hulk Hogan and his Survivor Series team of Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera & Don Muraco (Superstars 11/21/87)

12.     Paul Orndorff v. Rick Rude (MSG 11/24/87)

13.     Paul Orndorff, Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow, Don Muraco & Ken Patera v. Andre The Giant, King Kong Bundy,
One Man Gang, Butch Reed & Rick Rude (Survivor Series 1987)

14.     And we bring it all home with Paul Orndorff’s well earned induction into the WWE Hall of Fame (This was worth it just to
hear the Iron Shiek’s acceptance speech, And Bobby Heenan’s reaction to it.  Wrestlemania 20)







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