I loved watching “Mean” Gene interview my favorite wrestlers when I was a kid. I’d imitate the wrestlers (like Hulk Hogan & Rowdy Roddy Piper) and how they talked with him…
“I’ll tell you something, Mean Gene…”
I didn’t know how much his death would actually impact me. Like a piece of my childhood ripped away by his passing. So, I admit, this tribute Hulk Hogan did to “Mean” Gene on RAW this week brought tears to my eyes. I hope it does the same for you, if you grew up watching him on TV.
R.I.P. “Mean” Gene…
Mean Gene was the voice of millions of childhoods. Mine certainly. An honor to meet him. Condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/krsMtbeNIl
— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) January 2, 2019
I’m very sorry to hear that Gene has passed away. He was a good man and one of the greatest of all time. You will be missed my friend. pic.twitter.com/POLwK2bJ9b
— Sting (@Sting) January 2, 2019
So sad to hear of the passing of our friend, Mean Gene Okerlund.
I'll always remember Gene with a smile on his face and a drink in his hand and always wanting to help. His was "The Voice" of @WWE RIP Gene. pic.twitter.com/tgS1Yy3VpA
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) January 2, 2019