My buddies and I would kick the shit out of each other on the trampoline, testing out dangerous moves, and throwing each other through fake tables and boxes. Indiana in a nutshell growing up. There was one “voice” back then as far as I’m concerned – “Mean” Gene Okerlund.
Well, there is sad news to report as the legendary wrestling announcer, “Mean” Gene Okerlund has died at 76.
Vince McMahon said, “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.”
Gene was a part of the AWA, WWF, WCW, then returned to the WWE.
According to TMZ, it’s uclear how he died, but Okerlund had health problems dating back years. He had 2 kidney transplants — the first one in 1995 and the second in 2004.
RIP to a legend that did it for decades better than anyone.