WWE Hall of Famer Paul Orndorff on why he stopped watching pro wrestling, what got him into the business, working in Japan

Posted in: WWE News, Interview Highlights
Feb 1, 2014 - 09:50 AM

Under The Mat with Paul Orndorff
Host: Evan "Tech" Prout
Show airs Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on
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Paul on the wrestling product today: “I don’t watch it; I haven’t watched it in over 20 years you know why... because it’s the only show in town, that’s why I don’t watch it anymore, that’s why no one watches it anymore because of the people running it and it’s no talent like it used to. It’s no more places for them to go, nowhere for them to learn."
Paul on what got him into the wrestling business: “I was drafted by the New Orleans Saints and quite frankly I got worn out playing football, I got tired of it. With wrestling there were so many variables that could go with it so many directions you could go. Every night it was different every night it was a different town 7 nights a week and twice on Sunday.”

Paul on working in Japan: "Yeah it’s different there; they are so used to going out there and going at it. That’s why I like it over there because of my style. I can go any style hook up, lock up, take you down, and do all kinds of amateur moves."
Paul also discusses his true thoughts on Vince McMahon, his feelings on Hulk Hogan, who in WCW he liked to go hunting with, the first Wrestlemania main event, and much more in this exclusive 60-minute plus interview.

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