Gene Okerlund On What It Was Like Working With Kevin Hart


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.


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