One of the most iconic figures in sports entertainment has died.
WWE Hall of Fame interviewer “Mean” Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76. Okerlund was the man with the microphone for some of professional wrestling’s biggest moments in the 1980s and 1990s as he worked for both WWE and WCW.
Okerlund’s most recent appearance on WWE programming was on the Monday Night Raw 25th anniversary show last year as he interviewed A.J. Styles.
What are your favorite memories of “Mean” Gene? Will there ever be another interviewer like him?
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. https://t.co/DyPiEiVLoV
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2019
One Of My Closest Friends Since 1972 Until This Very Sad Day In 2019. 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. Rest In Peace Knowing No One Will Ever Replace You. pic.twitter.com/i7illbxQgw
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) January 2, 2019
A voice and sound track to an entire era of our industry. He was the star of some of @WWE’s most memorable segments. “Mean Gene” was beloved by all who got to work with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. https://t.co/9ddj6372eE
— Triple H (@TripleH) January 2, 2019