Former professional wrestler also known as Mr. Wonderful who competed in the World Wrestling Federation from 1983 to 1988. He was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2005.
He was a star running back as a member of the University of Tampa football team.
He was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 1973 NFL Draft. In 1975, he played a season for the Jacksonville Sharks in the World Football League.
He married his high school sweetheart Ronda Maxwell Orndorff. He had children named Paul Orndorff III and Travis Orndorff.
His feud with Hulk Hogan was named Feud of the Year by Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Pro Wrestling Illustrated.