Legendary Wrestling Interviewer 'Mean Gene' Okerlund Is Dead
If you are a fan of wrestling in the 90s, there is no how you would know Gene Okerlund aka Mean Gene.
The most recognisable interviewer in the sport has passed away according to World Wrestling Entertainment.
'WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away,' the statement read.
The cause of his death has not been disclosed yet.
Several wrestling stars have taken to their social media accounts to pay tributes to him.
It was impossible not to crack a smile whenever “Mean” Gene Okerlund entered a room. He was the voice behind so many of WWE’s most iconic and entertaining moments, and the WWE family will miss him immensely. pic.twitter.com/zbrkQAvtug— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) January 3, 2019
In honor of Mean Gene Okerlund. pic.twitter.com/Y0qFAdS9PU— beeK. (@_oGbeeK) January 2, 2019
Raise a ??to the late, great "Mean" Gene Okerlund today. pic.twitter.com/6ezjoZFnAg— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2019
RIP Gene Okerlund (76), literally the GREATEST interviewer of all time. Listen to how he manipulates both competitors into giving an A+ interview. Just another day for Mean Gene ?? pic.twitter.com/eotNgx7uso— Jay Hunter (@OSWreview) January 2, 2019