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The wrestling world mourns the death of Gene Okerlund

Gene Okerlund touched the lives of everyone in pro wrestling during his nearly fifty years in the business.

Perhaps as noteworthy as his sometimes intense, sometimes hilarious, often iconic interviews with stars ranging from Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage & Ultimate Warrior to AJ Styles was his behind-the-scenes reputation as one of nicest, most professional people in the industry.

Even when he wasn’t actively working for a major company like WWE, ‘Mean’ Gene’s legacy was felt in clips being replayed and shared around, and by his influence on those who followed in his footsteps.

It’s not surprising that the outpouring of memories and condolences have come so quickly:

On behalf of the entire Cageside Seats community, we extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and all those missing Gene Okerlund today.

We know we are.

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