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Old 01-02-2019, 03:24 PM   #1
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"Mean" Gene Okerland passes away @ 76.

One of the most beloved personalities in "wrasslin' ".
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:31 PM   #2
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One of the most beloved personalities in "wrasslin' ".
Not much of a rasslin' guy, but I did enjoy "Mean" Gene Okerlund's style the few times I did watch. I wouldn't know, but he was probably an icon in the wrestling world. RIP.
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stopped watching it forever ago but still give some of the nostalgic podcasts a listen. Mene Gene was a legend in his own right but some of the stories people have about him will live on for generations.

Ted Robinson (as of today the former radio broadcaster for the Niners) used to work with Mene Gene in Minnesota many decades ago, before Mene Gene moved into wrestling full time. Says Okerland was a true prepared professional.

RIP to the good brother. If there's a heaven, Macho Man is cutting a promo right now and Mene Gene is holding the mic.
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Mean Gene was one of my favorites.
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Being able to play the straight man to so many of those over the top and larger than life personalities is a skill.
I cannot call myself a fan but I do respect the hell out of professional wrestling from both an athletic standpoint and the art of charisma and having to 'sell' your product.
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Always cracked me up when Iron Shiek called him "Gene Mean."
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Is this in the right forum? What does it have to do with sports?
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Is this in the right forum? What does it have to do with sports?


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Exactly. Wrestling does not involve competition because the outcome is predetermined.
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Enjoy it if you like, just don't mistake it for a sport or a competition. It's just a loud, garish soap opera.
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Enjoy it if you like, just don't mistake it for a sport or a competition. It's just a loud, garish soap opera.
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