WWE Hall of Famer Mean Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76, WWE.com reports.
Okerlund has to be the biggest and most well known backstage interviewer in the history of professional wrestling. He worked for AWA, WWF and WCW, following Hulk Hogan through most of his career. The famous phrase, given by Hogan regularly, “You know something Mean Gene” is part of the wrestling culture, well known by all.
Gene worked for WWE as an ambassador, making his last appearance on Raw 25.
It’s a sad day in the wrestling world today. Rest in Peace Mean Gene