WWE Hall of Famer 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Dies at 76

January 2, 2019

He is known for being one of the biggest voices in WWE. Now today we must bid farewell to WWE interviewer, commentator, host and Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund.

Dubbed "Mean Gene" by Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Okerlund joined the WWE in 1984 as an interviewer who pulled no punches when asking the tough questions superstars like Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

Okerland later began as a ringside commentator and host for WWE events like All-American Wrestling, Tuesday Night Titans, Wrestling Challenge and Prime Time Wrestling.

In 1993, Okerlund continued as an interviewer and commentator for WCW where he would work with other wrestling icons like Goldberg, Diamond Dallas Page, and Sting.

In 2001, Okerlund returned to the WWE for the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania 17 along with fellow commentator/manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and remained a staple in WWE television programming.