Former WCW interviewer Gene Okerlund recently made an appearance on the In This Corner podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. The highlights can be found below:
Getting to work with Kevin Hart in the recent Mountain Dew Kickstart commercial: “Well it takes me back just about 30 years ago,” said Okerlund. “I’ve been in this game for quite a while, matter of fact, [it’s] my 47th year. Mountain Dew’s Kickstart commercial and the opportunity to work with Kevin Hart, I knew it was gonna be a treat.
“And we had so much fun and time on the set, that we go to do back and forth banter that I found very entertaining. I knew this was coming because our good friend, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, told me all about Kevin Hart and I was really looking forward to it. Everything that I expected.”
If Hart has the wrestling foundation as a fan: “I think he does. Very much,” Okerlund said. “And candidly, he’s not afraid to let his hair down like, well let’s just say for instance, the ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, or a Ric Flair, or a Hulk Hogan, or a ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper.
“Guys that you and I know very well from the past, they’re legends. And, all of a sudden, here comes Kevin Hart to the table, along with all he is doing in entertainment today, and working with the guy, for me, was a real, real pleasure.”
You can listen to Okerlund on the In This Corner podcast by clicking this link here.