Sad to report "Mean" Gene Okerlund, the iconic WWE backstage interviewer who played a role in some of the biggest moments in pro wrestling history, has died, the WWE announced today (Wednesday Jan 2nd). Gene was 76.
Mean Gene interview the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Andre the Giant, the Ultimate Warrior and so many others from the mid 80s and teed up the stars of that era to deliver some of their most memorable promos. In the mid-1990s including Hulk Hogan famous "Let me tell you something Mean Gene"
Back in the day Mean Gene and Hulk Hogan teamed up.