I saw him in the first really big show they did in the Superdome, about 40,000 in the place around '79 or '80. Some of my school buddies and I shelled out the big bucks for the "Golden Circle" tickets; 5th row. Orndorff was a mid-level draw. Big matches in that one were JYD vs Michael Hayes in a cage match (Hayes had blinded the Dog a couple of weeks earlier; Dog rassled with his eyes patched and they were chained together), Freebirds vs Dusty Rhodes/Buck Robley in a double bullrope match, DiBiase vs Mr. Wrestling II. Andre the Giant wrestled a relative unknown at the time named Hulk Hogan.