Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Mick Foley and others pay tribute to Paul Orndorff

I’m still watching a Saturday Night’s Main Event headlined by Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff so it’s pretty sad to hear he died today at 71.

Orndorff was one of my 80s favorites and hated. His heel turn on Hogan easily remains one of the Top 5 best. He and Hogan had some legit bangers including the steel cage double drop instant replay finish.

I was thrilled when he joined WCW as one of the Dudes With Attitude alongside Sting, Junkyard Dog and Lex Luger. He had an underrated great match with Arn Anderson and remained a player in WCW through 1995 including a fun tag team with Paul Roma. And his makeover at the end of his career was a highlight in the pre-nWo era.

Here’s some of the tributes from Orndorff’s peers and fans.