Wrestlers React to “Mean” Gene Okerlund’s Passing

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“Mean” Gene Okerlund’s passing has hit the wrestling community hard, with many taking to social media this morning to offer their condolences. 

“A voice and sound track to an entire era of our industry,” wrote Triple H. “He was the star of some of ’s most memorable segments. “Mean Gene” was beloved by all who got to work with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

Charles Robinson added, “So sad to hear of the passing of one of the greatest voices in wrestling. Mean Gene you will be missed and we will continue to love you. What a true class act. I am very fortunate to work with you.”

“Devastated to hear the news of my friend Gene Okerlund’s passing,” wrote Tony Schiavone. “He was, and will always be, pro wrestling greatest stick man.”

Read the tweets below for additional heartfelt tributes.