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Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr. (born October 29, 1949) is a retired American professional wrestler, best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling as "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff.

After a brief stint in American Football, he became a professional wrestler, initially wrestling in a number of small promotions in the American South. In 1983, he signed a contract with the WWF, where he received the moniker "Mr. Wonderful" from his manager, Roddy Piper. In his five years with the WWF, he notably took part in the first ever WrestleMania, and feuded with Hulk Hogan. An arm injury, however, led him to retire in 1988.

In 1990, he returned to wrestling, this time for WCW. His injury continued to dog him, however, and he eventually retired for good in 2000. He also wrestled for SMW, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and various National Wrestling Alliance territories.

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As for his in-ring achievements, he was a 2x WCW World Tag Team Champion with Paul Roma as Pretty Wonderful, a 1x WCW World Television Champion, a 1x Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Champion, a 4x Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, a 1x NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team Champion with Jimmy Snuka, a 4x NWA National Heavyweight Champion, a 1x UWF (Herb Abrams) Southern States Champion and a 1x NWL Tag Team Champion with Brian Blair.


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