RIP Mean Gene Okerlund

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: RIP Mean Gene Okerlund

My childhood Saturday mornings were spent listening to him in the WWF.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: RIP Mean Gene Okerlund

jonnybravo wrote:
My childhood Saturday mornings were spent listening to him in the WWF.

rip


beat me to it

RIP

guy was 40% of WWF's brand quality in the golden era
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject:

Damn, wtf. RIP Gene Mean as The Shiek called him. I'm surprised Bolea is still alive at this point. How many of the Character Era are left besides those two?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: RIP Mean Gene Okerlund

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
My childhood Saturday mornings were spent listening to him in the WWF.

rip


beat me to it

RIP

guy was 40% of WWF's brand quality in the golden era


Hesitant to ever invoke Chick's name, but insofar as WWF was concerned, Gene was the Chick of that org. Voice was instantly recognizable from other room like Chick's. A character in his own right. Last time I saw him was in the Andre documentary. He looked fine, so I wonder what befell the Mean one. Bobby Heenan was Gene's equal counterpart, imo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject:

Another legend from the days of 80's WWF gone.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject:

Damn. I knew he wasn't well; Jerry Lawler (who is not well himself) mentioned that Mr. Okerlund was in failing health at some point last year.

I even enjoyed one of those damn Kevin Hart Mountain Dew commercials, the one where he's being "interviewed" by Mean Gene, even though he doesn't say a word and Hart does all the talking. RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:45 pm    Post subject:

noo, not mean gene! the golden voice of wrestling..RIP brother
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject:

Obviously no one can come close to Chick status in terms of personality, demeanor, tone, and coolness. But Mean Gene, you've always gotten pretty damn close. Hogan and Mean Gene were the Magic and Chick of the WWF.

MEAAAAAAAAAAAN GENE, RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject:

Wrestling's greatest announcer. Better than Ross, Lawler, Monsoon, Ventura, McMahon, etc. Legendary promos with Hogan and Savage among others. A promo with Okerlund could certainly propel a guy to a main event draw. Legend.
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