In an attempt to honor the late, great ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund, WWE trotted out Hulk Hogan this week on Raw.
Following a somber 10-bell salute, Hogan’s iconic entrance music hit and the infamous pro wrestling legend greeted the live crowd in Orlando, Florida’s Amway Center.
The reaction? WWE fans largely cheered Hogan.
.@HulkHogan is in the building! #Raw pic.twitter.com/O1L9zHZmrB— WWE (@WWE) January 8, 2019
Hogan then introduced a video package celebrating the life of Okerlund.
WWE’s video tribute hit on all the right notes and covered Mean Gene’s historic pro wrestling career.
There will never be another like "Mean" Gene Okerlund. pic.twitter.com/V8fyqKCHkt— WWE (@WWE) January 8, 2019
After the video ended, Hogan cut an emotional promo on friendship and the death of Okerlund. Hogan even ‘hulked up’ during his promo with the live crowd hanging on the Hulkster’s every single word.
ONE MORE TIME for "Mean" Gene!#RAW @HulkHogan pic.twitter.com/H8n4bFdW2V— WWE (@WWE) January 8, 2019
Rest in Peace Mean Gene.
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