WWE Hall of Famer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund dies

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(WJBF) – WWE Hall of Famer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund has died. He was 76.

The WWE released a statement, Wednesday, mourning the passing of the fan favorite announcer and commentator.

“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…WWE extends its condolences to Okerlund’s family, friends and fans.”

Fellow Minnesota native, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, coined the nickname ‘Mean Gene’.

The legendary announcer joined WWE in 1984, interviewing wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

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