"Legendary wrestling announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund died at the age of 76, WWE announced Wednesday.
Okerlund was one of the more recognizable names in sports entertainment with his career spanning the American Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.
Okerlund rose to prominence with his interviews with Jesse “The Body” Ventura, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. He would conduct backstage and in-ring interviews as well as provide commentary at the broadcast announce table."
Man, this guy will forever be associated with Hulkamania and the WWF going national to me. His interview style, his mannerisms, his calm nature even when someone was shooting some crazy promo, he was always a professional and a class act. Never got to see much of his AWA work, but he was the WWF to me in the late 80s and 90s. RIP and condolences to his family.