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Paul Orndorff Discusses His Battle With Anger In Wrestling Perspective #110.

In the wrestling ring, Paul Orndorff was known as Mister Wonderful.

It was a moniker he created and in many ways deserved.

One of the most talented wrestlers of the '80s, he was an exceptional drawing card and among the elite wrestlers of his era.

But as wonderful as he was in the ring, he wasn't feeling so wonderful on the inside. He was in fact, suffering from an undiagnosed bipolar disorder.

In this interview with Wrestling Perspective, Orndorff discusses his bipolar disorder and how it affected his life.

You can read the entire story in Wrestling Perspective #110.

In this interview Orndorff also discusses:

• How the WWF acquired him during the early '80s talent raids.

• How Ole Anderson could have kept him working for Georgia Championship Wrestling.

• Why he left the NFL.

• Why he didn't like having Roddy Piper as a manager.

• The rigors of training with Hiro Matsuda.

• His relationship with Bill Watts.

These topics and many others are addressed by Orndorff in Wrestling Perspective #110.

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Not sure you want to own Issue #110 yet?

Then read these excerpts below:

Orndorff on his anger: "I used that anger to my benefit, see. I used it in football. I used it to hit harder than anybody and that was my work."

Orndorff on why he left Jim Crockett Promotions: "The longer you stayed there ... The more you'd get stabbed in the back. The more of this and the more of that and the bitching and griping and backstabbing. I'm just not into that."

Orndorff on what he wanted to do in pro wrestling: "My goal was to make a thousand dollars a week. That was my goal. I mean, I couldn't imagine making that much money. It just blows me away that I would have that opportunity."

Orndorff on his work ethic: "I've always said this and I believe it to this day. You learn your trade, you bust your butt every night, and that is something that Hiro Matsuda and Eddie Graham always talked about. He said those people are out there paying whatever it is $10, $15, $20 for a ticket, they are hard-working people it is your obligation to go out there and bust your butt. That was burned into my brain and that was the way I looked at it. That's the way I did it. I didn't know no other way.'"

Orndorff on his wrestling training: "They made it tough. They wanted to see your spirit. They wanted to see your heart and your guts and if you truly loved it because they were going to spend a lot of time and eventually it would be a lot of money that they put into you. Florida made it tough and Eddie Graham, you know, he was a genius when it came to wrestling and the way he protected it and everything."

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What Else Will You Find In Issue #110?

• The forth and final part of our fantastic interview with Ricky Steamboat.

• A letter from Jim Cornette.

• A great cartoon by Bill "Potshot" Kunkel.

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