“Mean” Gene Okerlund Wants A Match At WrestleMania 29


WrestleZone.com reader Arda Ocal sent along the following …

Interview highlights with “Mean” Gene Okerlund:

Being undefeated in his “pro wrestling” career:

I’m 5-0 and I am very proud of it. As a matter of fact I asked Vince McMahon, the chairman and CEO of the WWE to book me in the main event of Wrestlemania 29. I want someone big (Laughs)”

Speaks about how he reacted when he found out he was gonna be in the tag team match with Sheamus. Did it take him by surprise ?:

“That was kinda a last minute deal. When he picked me I thought this had to be a rib.”

How did the name Mean Gene come about ? , Hulk Hogan made the name very popular to all the wrestling fans:

“Hulk Hogan did make it very popular. When I was interviewing in the old AWA, Jesse “The Body” Ventura was the guy that gave me the name. Jesse originated that in 1978, and its kinda stuck ever since.”

To watch the full interview:

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