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Announcer and WWE Hall of Famer “Mean Gene” Gene Okerlund has passed away

The famous announcer, Interviewer and WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76. He was named as “Mean Gene” and has been part of many wrestling shows like WWE, WCW, American Wrestling Assocaition and many other sports related shows.

He started his career as a Radio Jockey and moved to American Wrestling Assocaition in 1970 as the ring announcer. He first came into WWE in 1984 and was host of such WWF shows as All-American Wrestling and Tuesday Night Titans. In the same year, he teamed up with Hulk Hogan to face Mr. Fuji and George Steele in a Tag Team Match. He also sang the National Anthem of USA at Wrestle Mania 1985.

He then moved to WCW in 1993 before coming back to WWE in 2001 and started hosting WWE confidential for next 2 years. In 2006, he was inducted to WWE Hall of Fame by Hulk Hogan. During his acceptance speech, he quoted a Bobby Knight speech and requested to be buried face down upon his death so his critics can “Kiss my ass”. Later, he was signed to a lifetime contract with WWE and worked for promotional programs, mostly WWE Network programming and occasionally TV.

Many WWE Superstars have paid their condolences and tribute to “Mean Gene” by Social media platforms.

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