"Mr Wonderful" Paul Orndorff said he knew WrestleMania was going to get big when he fought at the main event of the first-ever PPV show at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1985.
The WWE legend, in an interview with Hannibal TV, said he realised the yearly show was going to get big when he saw around 87,000 people at the first show.
The WWE Hall Of Famer also praised Vince McMahon for making WWE and the Grandest Stage Of Them All what it is today. "Let me tell you something. There's nobody like Vince McMahon and that's why he's still around and still doing it," he said and added that talents working for the entertainment company at the show helped WrestleMania become a success story.
When asked about his famous fight with Vader, the former WWE and WCW star, said, "I don't know what else there is to say other than he got his ass whipped. And if that is what you want to hear, fine, if he thinks he won, fine. I don't really care. I don't care. It really doesn't matter."
The 67-year-old said fans can't reach out to him via social media as he does not use them because his memory isn't good after suffering so many concussions from his pro-wrestling days. He also said he suffered from cancer seven years ago.
"If anybody wants autographs and stuff, I do them for a fee. I don't do it for nothing. Like here I do it for money. And if they want me on something they can get in touch with me somehow, someway."