Legendary Hall of Fame Wrestling Announcer 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Dies at 76

January 2, 2019

Legendary professional wrestling announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund, 76, has died. Okerlund set the bar high in the industry early in his career, being called a "measuring stick" for those following in his path. He was known for his over-the-top interviews with wrestling talent, as well as his close relationship with Hulk Hogan. "He was the interviewer to go to when you wanted him to talk to these talents … he was the guy that you wanted sticking the microphone in their face," said WWE analyst Justin Labar.

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