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Old 02 January 2019, 06:33 PM
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Default WWE Hall of Famer 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Dies at Age 76

Legendary WWE interviewer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has died at the age of 76, announced Wednesday.
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Old 02 January 2019, 11:46 PM
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Since he originated from local television up here, and got his start with the AWA, again a local organization, his passing is getting quite a bit of coverage up here.

RIP Mean Gene.
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Old 08 January 2019, 06:48 PM
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Met him many, many years ago. A hotel I was staying in was next to the Arena in Winnipeg. I came in one evening and the hotel lounge was closed off. I asked what was going on and was told that as a guest of the hotel, I could enter. So, I did.

About and hour and 3 beers later, in walked the stars of the WWF (as they were known at the time) after their performance next door. I got to meet many of the big names. Okerlund was gracious and a hoot. He did not stick around too long, but long enough to have a chat with just about everybody in the lounge. I ended up hanging out with Jimmy Hart for over an hour. He was cool.

RIP Mean Gene.
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