Gene Okerlund

Gene Okerlund

Original Name Eugene Arthur Okerlund
Birth
Brookings, Brookings County, South Dakota, USA
Death 2 Jan 2019 (aged 76)
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 195741262 · View Source
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Professional Wrestling Announcer, Entertainer. Better known by his ring name "Mean" Gene Okerlund, he was an American professional wrestling interviewer, announcer and wrestler. He was best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. Gene was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 by Hulk Hogan. He was eventually signed to a lifetime contract with WWE and worked for promotional programs, mostly WWE Network programming and, occasionally, the TV series. After studying broadcast journalism, Okerlund landed a job as a disc jockey at KOIL, a popular radio station in Omaha, Nebraska. Okerlund would later move to Minneapolis working for a local television station working in the front office. He left the radio industry for a position at the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in 1970, where he occasionally filled in for ailing ring announcer and interviewer Marty O'Neill, eventually becoming O'Neill's permanent replacement by the end of the decade. He worked continually in pro wrestling up until his death in 2019.

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  • Originally Created by: Missy Ann
  • Added: 2 Jan 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 195741262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gene Okerlund (19 Dec 1942–2 Jan 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 195741262, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.