Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Best 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Moments

Best 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Moments

He added: "It was impossible not to crack a smile whenever "Mean" Gene Okerlund entered a room".

"Not Only The Greatest Voice And Personality In The History Of Announcing, But A Man Who Touched Everyone's Life Who Were Fortunate Enough To Know Him".

Over the course of his near 50-year long career, "Mean" Gene Okerlund was an interviewer for the AWA, WCW and of course, WWE.

"The best partner I ever had".

WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has died at the age of 76. "We never rehearsed or did anything scripted from a writer". I would always answer "just follow you brother" and it worked from 1980 - 2017. "Rest In Peace Knowing No One Will Ever Replace You".

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He remained with the company until 1993 when he left for World Championship Wrestling.

In what is still the most shocking heel turn in history of professional wrestling, Hulk Hogan did the unthinkable at WCW Bash At The Beach in 1996 when he turned his back on WCW and joined forces with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash to form the New World Order.

According to the WWE statement, "In 1984, Okerlund made the move to WWE where he became as recognizable as the Superstars he asked the tough questions to, including "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and, perhaps Okerlund's greatest guest, Hulk Hogan". The incomparable "Mean Gene" Okerlund.

Ventura told the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Wednesday that in an interview he "laughingly called him "the Mean Gene Hot Air Machine, ' and the 'Mean Gene" stuck".

"That's when Jesse said, "That's mean, Gene, ' and that is how the origin of 'Mean Gene" started". "Our condolences to his family and loved ones".

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