WWE Hall of Famer Mean Gene Okerlund Passes Away

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.

In his early days, Mean Gene, as he was named by fellow Minnesotan, Jesse The Body Ventura first came to prominence by interviewing the greatest stars of the AWA, including Ventura, Bobby The Brain Heenan and Hulk Hogan. In 1984, Okerlund made the move to WWE where he became a staple on national cable television by continuing to interview the biggest names in sports-entertainment like Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and many more.