Okerlund’s long career spanned the AWA

Wrestler Titus O’Neil called Okerlund “one of the classiest men” he’d ever met, while WWE Women’s Champion Natalya “Nattie” Neidhart said he was “one of the greatest of all time”.

Born Eugene Okerlund in 1942, “Mean Gene” came to prominence by interviewing the stars of the American Wrestling Association (AWA).

His nickname was coined by Jesse “The Body” Ventura, despite Okerlund being renowned for his friendly disposition.

Okerlund’s long career spanned the AWA, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here