Former WWE Superstar Chris Masters has said he reminded Vince McMahon of Paul Orndorff upon his arrival in WWE.
Masters made his WWE main roster debut in 2005 and his impressive physique earned him the nickname ‘The Masterpiece.’
Speaking as a guest on the Insight podcast, Masters recalled McMahon’s reaction to him and the comparisons to Mr. Wonderful.
“I know for certain that I reminded Vince of Paul Orndorff,” said Masters. “Coincidentally, out here in LA — which is going to be here again [WrestleMania], now 20 years later — so like they have the ring set up for Wrestlemania if you need to go over anything or whatever. But they specifically designated some time for me to work with Paul, which looking back, was unbelievable to be able to work with Paul Orndorff.”
Masters said that Orndorff tried to teach him “real intensity” but admits he was too ‘green’ to grasp what the Hall of Famer was teaching him.