As noted earlier today here on eWrestlingNews.com, “Mean” Gene Okerlund passed away at the age of 76. Numerous talents from the pro wrestling world have taken to Twitter to comment on his passing, which you can view below:
Rest In Peace Mean Gene Okerlund. Thanks for the memories. https://t.co/Wdq9wpGQEh
— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) January 2, 2019
Very seldom does an interviewer become just as popular, and at times even more popular than the superstars he/she interviews. Gene Okerlund was that person. Im saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. It was an honor to know you Gene! #RIPGene
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) January 2, 2019
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) January 2, 2019
My heart hurts to learn of the passing of my friend Gene Okerlund. He was a mentor to me with such a love for this business and the people around it. He will be severely missed by every heart that he touched. We love you Gene ❤️. pic.twitter.com/99p1BVx2LR
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) January 2, 2019
WWE reports that Gene Oakerlund has passed. Gene was loved by so many cause he was such a great person in and out of business. No one ever has anything bad to say about him. AwowaChipsala’Cho. Give Brother Jack a hug for me.
— Gbrisco🤼♂️ (@Fgbrisco) January 2, 2019
I was always a big mean gene fan, as a character and much more importantly, as a person. We should say positive things about good people more often. never know when you won’t get another chance. #RIPMeanGene
— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) January 2, 2019
When I was younger and just starting out in wrestling all the guys at the wrestling gym went by 2 rules to pick a name..
1) You had to be able to imagine Vince McMahon saying the name on commentary
2) You had to be able to hear Mene Gene saying it with a question#RIPMeanGene
— 🇺🇸TJ Perkins🇵🇭 (@MegaTJP) January 2, 2019
💔 RIP Mean Gene pic.twitter.com/oDZASdcOh5
— Cathy Kelley (@catherinekelley) January 2, 2019
Just heard Mean Gene Okerlund has passed away. As an interviewer, pitch man, announcer, or host, he was untouchable. Simply the best. Total professional with quick wit, sarcasm, humor, and that golden voice.
Condolences to his friends and family.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) January 2, 2019