At Smoky Mountain Wrestling’s Volunteer Slam, Brian Lee defeats Paul Orndorff in a tournament final to become the first ever SMW Heavyweight Champion.
The inaugural version of wrestling’s grandest spectacle features a star-studded main event, with Hulk Hogan and Mr. T defeating Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff
At a Saturday Night’s Main Event taping, The Hulkster defeats Mr. Wonderful in a steel cage to end their long-running feud. (air date – Jan. 3rd, 1987)
The Mid-Atlantic tag team champions discuss their upcoming battle with the Andersons on a 1979 episode of World Wide Wrestling from the WRAL-TV Studios
Paul Orndorff attacks the WWF champ in a moment that has been memorialized as “The Great Betrayal”.
NWA World heavyweight Champion Ric Flair talks about his battle with WWF Champion Bob Backlund at the Omni, before he’s interrupted by Paul Orndorff
1985 – Bruno Sammartino comes out of retirement and wrestles his first match in more than three years, teaming with his son David against The Heenan Family
Thanks to this 1985 commercial, you can pump iron like the Hulkster, and watch Paul Orndorff bust through a wall…
1982 – The Nature Boy is out with the Ten Pounds of Gold and tells Gordon Solie that he’s beaten everybody, until Paul Orndorff comes out and makes a challenge
The Cauliflower Alley Club and TheGorillaPosition.com would like to wish Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff a Happy 68th birthday
A tribute to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, an interview with Killer Brooks, and exclusive photos!
Watch as “Prime Time’ Brian Lee becomes the first SMW Heavyweight Champion at Volunteer Slam (1992)