Mean Gene Okerlund Speaks On Hulk Hogan’s WCW Heel Turn & How It Affected The Business


WWE Hall Of Famer, Mean Gene Okerlund spoke to Hannibal TV about Hulk Hogan’s WCW Heel Turn, how it affected the wrestling business and more.

Here are the highlights: (transcripts by WrestlingINC)

Mean Gene’s Best Memories From WrestleMania:

“Wrestlemania is the event of the year. Always has been and always will be. The thing I do remember the most of Wrestlemania, which was a high point for me, was Wrestlemania 1. The fact we made it over the fence, then Wrestlemania 3, Bobby HeenanĀ and myself coming back for Wrestlemania 17 and the gimmick battle royal. So many highlights, couldn’t possibly cover them all.”

On Hulk Hogan’s WCW Heel-Turn:

“I was thinking I was nuts. That crowd in Daytona Beach did not like to see that turn for Hulk Hogan. That turn gave legs to the NWO, which at that particular point in time exploded and became the biggest thing in the wrestling scene and took WCW up the ratings chart the next two years.”

Where Fans Can See What Gene Okerlund Is Up To Now:

“They can find me certainly on the WWE Network, I’m doing a couple of things there. Doing a lot of voice over work, which I enjoy. It takes a lot of the heat off of my hair and having to comb it everyday. For the most part I’m living the life I want to lead. Retirement for old people, forget about it.”

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