The passing of another 1980s pro wrestling legend, the card for tomorrow night’s Money In The Bank pay per view and some exciting television matches are just three of the top stories in another very busy week of news in the pro mat world.
The wrestling community was saddened this past week to learn of the passing of WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff at the age of 71 due to dementia. He had successfully overcome throat cancer a decade earlier. His death, like those of contemporaries Dusty Rhodes, Macho Man Randy Savage, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, Rocky Johnson and others who captured the public’s imagination with their work in the ring, made numerous mainstream news outlets as many of the reporters and editors working today grew up with the antics of the popular mat stars featured on cable and network television, as well as on the emerging platform of pay per view during the decadent decade of the 80s that prematurely aged and took away so many celebrities across all areas of the entertainment spectrum.