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NFT: R.I.P. "Mean" Gene Okerlund

Anakim : 1/2/2019 10:43 am
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WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 76.
RIP  
Mr. Nickels : 1/2/2019 10:48 am : link
Mean Gene
I swear this getting old thing sucks....  
Reb8thVA : 1/2/2019 10:50 am : link
All these rock stars and other figures from my childhood keep passing away. It痴 just a terrible reminder of how short our lives really are.
What a legend  
UConn4523 : 1/2/2019 10:58 am : link
big part of my childhood, Mean Jean was the man. RIP.
Oh man, sad one, RIP  
mfsd : 1/2/2019 11:02 am : link
The role he played as the announcer/straight man to so many crazy personalities was a big part of what made the WWF so popular

I知 one of many of us for whom big wrestling matches were can稚 miss TV in the 80s, loved me some Mean Gene
Only..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/2/2019 11:07 am : link
76??

He seemed like he was close to that age years ago!
Some  
Les in TO : 1/2/2019 11:13 am : link
Wise guy edited his Wikipedia page to say he died after a lengthy battle with the camel clutch.
Mean WOOOOOOOOOOOO Gene! RIP brother.  
Jints in Carolina : 1/2/2019 1:38 pm : link
RE: Only..  
Matt M. : 1/2/2019 1:45 pm : link
In comment 14244075 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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76??

He seemed like he was close to that age years ago!
Yup. I would have guessed about 20 years older. I had the same thought when Robin Leach passed last year.
Gene and Bobby heenan are gonna have some laughs in heaven  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/2/2019 1:54 pm : link
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RIP to the GREAT Mean Gene...  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 1/2/2019 2:48 pm : link
Hearing about his passing made me think about being a little kid staying up late to watch Saturday Night Main Event. I hadn't thought about that in forever.
RE: RIP to the GREAT Mean Gene...  
lawguy9801 : 1/2/2019 2:58 pm : link
In comment 14244615 shockeyisthebest8056 said:
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Hearing about his passing made me think about being a little kid staying up late to watch Saturday Night Main Event. I hadn't thought about that in forever.


Me too. I can hear every note of that theme song in my head right now. SN Main Event wasn't the same level as the PPV specials, but it was a step up from the usual dreck they had on Channel 9, where the stars would beat up on nobodies.
Mean Gene had 2 kidney transplats  
BigBlueCane : 1/2/2019 3:21 pm : link
over the years. RIP
even more than JR  
Banks : 1/2/2019 3:22 pm : link
he was the voice of wrestling for me, RIP
Whether you were a fan of the WWF or not, Gene had a special talent  
Phil in Joisey : 1/2/2019 6:47 pm : link
with a microphone in his hand.
And off-camera he was also one helluva nice guy with a great sense of humor.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Loved "Mean Gene"  
short lease : 1/2/2019 8:04 pm : link
although there was nothing mean about him.

RIP.
The Fink is in poor health also.  
madgiantscow009 : 1/2/2019 11:02 pm : link
Gene Mean's famous flub:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbcCO7OBafA

They did a re-shoot, but somebody played the wrong one anyway.
So sad  
My Ears Trophy : 1/2/2019 11:27 pm : link
Met him in 1985 with my daughter.

Big time WWF/WWE fans. All the legends are going or done.

He was such a great TV personality.
What a quote by Mean Gene  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 1/3/2019 7:43 am : link
To close out his Hall of Fame Speach.

的f one day I知 called up to the big house. If I知 called, there値l be a funeral and I want you to burry me facedown. And then all of my critics can kiss my ass!
Mean Gene痴 closing Remarks - ( New Window )
Mean Gene O Mania Workout!  
B in ALB : 1/3/2019 8:00 am : link
Fuji and The Animal Steele! Whatcha gonna do when it runs wild on you!?
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Kevin Nash tells a few Mean Gene drinking stories  
Jints in Carolina : 1/3/2019 8:28 am : link
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoY9Nxknr6Q&t=133s - ( New Window )
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