Legendary Wrestling Announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund Has Died at 76

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I grew up a big time wrestling fan.

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.

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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.

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