A Tribute to “Mean” ‘By God!’ Gene Okerlund

One does not have to be a pro wrestling fan to appreciate the loss. If you were alive and kicking in the 1980s, Gene was a pop-culture icon unlike any other.

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Gene’s final interview on “Monday NIght Raw.”
I placed this final video here, deliberately, as a career retrospective.

And then, the Tributes.

This clip, from the WWE Network’s 2014 reality series “Legend’s House,” perfectly encapsulated Gene’s personal and professional outlook. He was never the shy and retiring type.

Thank you for the memories …

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Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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