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Former WWE and WCW star Paul Orndorff, 61, revealed this afternoon on the SIRIUS pro wrestling talk show Busted Open that he has cancer.

Program host Reby Sky disclosed the news on her Twitter account, writing:

“Orndorff: “I wasn’t a very good politican. I wonder if I should have played the game” in reference to money & Vince McMahon… after revealing he just found out he has cancer. This is almost too intense; studio on the verge of tears here.”

Orndorff was forced to retire from active wrestling in 1995 due to previous injuries suffered while working for WWE in the 1980s, with the entire right side of his body beginning to atrophy (eventually causing his arm and leg muscles to shrink).

  • terry

    wow this sucks! hope u get better paul

  • http://www.youtube.com/timeknowsfilms Corey Sim

    I hope that Paul pulls through it. My father did a few years ago so all hope isn’t lost just yet. You were one of my favorites growing up with you feuds against the Hulkster, they were truly memorable to say the least. Stay strong.

  • erik

    Tbis is really sad. Mr wonderful was great heel and had a good tag team with paul roma as pretty wonderful in wcw in 1994-1995 great feud with bagwell and patriot.

  • Dave S.

    Very Sad.He was a great heel and his feud with Hogan was awesome.

  • Kim

    Sad news. I hope he is ok. I remeber his fueds with Hogan. He was a great heel.

  • Tom… Just Tom

    Damn! He was a great heel and his feuds with Hogan and Piper were epic. I hope he pulls through.

  • Chris E.

    Yeah, that news does suck. I can see Orndorff doing well. He always seemed like he could fight through anything that was thrown at him.

  • misfit

    Damn that sucks, I always felt mr. Wonderful should have gotten one title run, damn you hogan for not putting hin over.

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