Ronda Maxwell Orndorff Bio, Wiki
Ronda Maxwell Orndorff is best known for being the wife of Paul Orndorff, an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), nicknamed Mr. Wonderful.
Ronda Maxwell Orndorff & Paul Orndorff
Paul Orndorff married his high school girlfriend Ronda Maxwell Orndorff. They have two grown sons, Paul Orndorff III and Travis Orndorff, as well as eight grandchildren. Paul has one sister Patricia Orndorff and has two brothers named Mickey Ronald Cain and Terry Orndorff, with whom he wrestled briefly as a tag team in the early 1980s. Terry went on to have limited success as a tag team wrestler with other partners such as The Junkyard Dog and Kerry Von Erich.
Paul Orndorff Health Issues
On January 5, 2011, Orndorff told the Busted Open Sirius Satellite Radio show that he had recently been diagnosed with cancer. On August 10, he announced it was gone.
In July 2016, Orndorff was named part of a class action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that wrestlers incurred “long term neurological injuries” and that the company “routinely failed to care” for them and “fraudulently misrepresented and concealed” the nature and extent of those injuries.
The suit was litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who led a number of other lawsuits against WWE. In September 2018, US District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant dismissed the case, ruling that some of its claims were frivolous and some had been filed after the statute of limitations had expired. In September 2020, an appeal was dismissed by a federal appeals court.
On May 8, 2021, Orndorff’s son Travis posted a video of him at a medical facility, where he was seen in a state of reported dementia. He believed his father’s dementia was a result of Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).[
Paul Orndorff Death
On July 12, 2021, Orndorff died at the age of 71 in Fayetteville, Georgia. He passed away shortly after being diagnosed with dementia. It is unknown if the dementia played a role in his death.
The Wrestling Travel in a tribute wrote on Twitter, “Tragic news breaking this afternoon. The legendary Hall of Famer, ‘Mr.Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff has passed away, his son has confirmed on Instagram. He was 71 years of age. He will be sorely missed by the whole wrestling world. Rest In Power, Paul.”
Tragic news breaking this afternoon. The legendary Hall of Famer, ‘Mr.Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff has passed away, his son has confirmed on instagram. He was 71 years of age.
He will be sorely missed by the whole wrestling world. Rest In Power, Paul 💪❤️ pic.twitter.com/zjliVcM0Ci
— Wrestling Travel (@WrestlingTravel) July 12, 2021