Post by Jayson Price on Jan 2, 2019 11:24:21 GMT -5
"WWE's iconic announcer and backstage interviewer "Mean" Gene Okerlund passed away today, January 2nd, at the age of 76.
Okerlund will go down as one of the most quintessential WWE personalities of all time. While his career took him to several wrestling promotions, he'll be most remembered playing the straight man during rambunctious interviews with the likes of Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage.
The "Mean Gene" moniker came from Jesse "The Body" Ventura when he and Okerlund shared the camera during their old days in AWA. The nickname followed Okerlund to WWE in 1984 as he went on to permanently endear himself to the wrestling world.
Okerlund left WWE for WCW in 1993 where his presence added an instant gratification to Ted Turner's product. With nostalgic acts like Okerlund, Hogan, Savage, and Ric Flair WCW quickly became the toughest competition WWE would ever face. Okerlund's on-camera work helped cultivate the next generation of WCW stars like the NWO, Diamond Dallas Page, and Bill Goldberg.
"Mene Gene" was inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame in 2006 alongside Bret Hart, Eddie Guerrero, and Sensation Sheri.
Okerlund is survived by his wife and two children. His cause of death remains unknown.
Rest in peace, Mean Gene"
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Jayson Price: Tis I indeed. I mostly handle the shows, cards and other fed related stuff. Black acts as the main moderator/admin of the boards to ease my work load. And in a pinch, Singh is an Admin as well.
Feb 10, 2019 23:25:09 GMT -5
Jayson Price: No clue what he actually does though...
Feb 10, 2019 23:25:18 GMT -5
robertsimmons: Sorry for the last minute RP. I suck, guys.
Feb 10, 2019 23:55:48 GMT -5
Jayson Price: Hey you don't suck! You posted!
Feb 10, 2019 23:59:20 GMT -5
Speede: Yeah, I mean, guess who didn't?
Feb 11, 2019 0:00:38 GMT -5
Speede: Kidding, I actually wrote something this week.
Feb 11, 2019 0:00:47 GMT -5
WCF Results Account: Starting work on a card now, shouldn't be toooo long.
Feb 11, 2019 22:10:08 GMT -5
robertsimmons: Will have to apologize to those in my match this week. Due to my shifts being moved around this week, I haven't had the chance to really work on an RP this week. I'm sorry.
Feb 17, 2019 23:04:47 GMT -5
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Feb 17, 2019 23:55:35 GMT -5
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Feb 18, 2019 0:00:32 GMT -5
Morbid Wolf: Speede/Rabid vs Slayer/Far Cry done, and sent
Feb 18, 2019 9:54:01 GMT -5
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