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Ric Flair remembers Mean Gene Okerlund

Ric Flair is reportedly headed to Monday Night Raw this week, and he may be there to honor “Mean” Gene Okerlund, who died last week. To that end, Busted Open Radio caught up with “The Nature Boy” to get his thoughts on the legendary announcer:

“Just a tremendous relationship, great guy. It’s not even arguable as to whether or not he’s the best in-ring announcer. I don’t mean like Jim Ross calling the matches but if a guy didn’t have it, or if a guy got lost, or if the crowd wasn’t reacting, Gene could save a promo. He could bring wit and humor to it, he could articulate. He was extremely intelligent. ... I never seen Gene upset or down. He always carried momentum and excitement. If I knew I had a two minute or three minute interview, which back in the old days we got that kind of time, I knew the show was mine. I didn’t have to wrestle if I had three minutes in the ring with Gene Okerlund to have fun with the crowd and entertain them. I just can’t say enough about him. It’s not a rap on anybody today but you’re just not going to find someone like him.”

There’s much more, so watch the full interview below:

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