Wednesday, January 02, 2019

'Mean' Gene Okerlund R.I.P.

Sorry to hear about the untimely passing of longtime pro-wrestling personality "Mean" Gene Okerlund. He was one of the faces of the then World Wrestling Federation in the early 1990s and could never imagine him going too far away from the wrestling scene.

Eventually he moved on to World Championship Wrestling and once his time ended there he moved back to the WWE (former WWF) and hosted some programs that aired on TV and on their emerging streaming network before the WWE Network. He became a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and was signed to a lifetime contract with WWE.

Like I said I could never imagine him too far away from the business and he seemed so different from his moniker. In the often emotionally charged world of "sports entertainment" he often seemed very mild mannered. He was often a welcomed and respected presence!

I wish we had more time with you "Mean" Gene!

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