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Mean Gene Passes away


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,523 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy

    Saddened to hear this. I've gained a greater appreciation of his interviewing skills in recent years listening to the robotic interviewers they have nowadays. Mean Gene had a way of helping wrestlers get their point across to the viewer at home, while also having that slick presentation style as well.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89

    For years in my childhood I thought Mean Gene was Hogan's personal interviewer as he followed him to WCW but in the last few years I kinda appreciated his role more as the interviewers that followed were either figures of fun/ridicule (Cole, Coach, Josh Matthews or to a lesser extent Kevin Kelly) and more recently the "My Guest at this time" mannequins. Like a lot of people there his effort/output sank in WCW the latter into their history it got.
    Enjoyed him on commentary with Heenan for the Gimmick battle royal tho.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,297 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    Ah no the first victim of 2019

    Rip great voice that we will really go down in the ages of pro wrestling. Iconic

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,290 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    RIP. Hes sums up my feelings here

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,927 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne

    The absolute best at his craft.

    "Put that cigarette out!"

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd

    Another huge part of my childhood wrestling memories gone.

    Gene was a great on screen character, had a wonderful voice, and had a great way as an interviewer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,880 ✭✭✭✭Rock Lesnar

    I was actually gutted when my mate texted me this, grew up watching mean gene, will always remember his interviews with Hogan and Savage

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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,248 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    Ah ****e. I'll always remember after flair won the royal rumble in 1992 and he yelled at a "photographer" to put a cigarette out. There were some bloopers of him put out before and he was very funny.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭soundman45

    Go on to you tube and look at him interview Macho Man Randy Savage, the two of them together were priceless. Mean Gene total legend.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88

    Horrible news he was the very best, rip mean by god gene

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,248 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    soundman45 wrote: »
    Go on to you tube and look at him interview Macho Man Randy Savage, the two of them together were priceless. Mean Gene total legend.

    Ah sure any macho Man interview was priceless but yeah him and mean gene were gold. Macho man was a tad highly strung I suppose but wasn't on the whole a bad person from what I can gather and mean gene I've not heard much and yet of him, hogan, and savage hogan is the one still alive. Life is fair alright.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,655 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy

    He had a voice you recognised and everyone knew Mean Gene. Especially if you put "Well" before it and say it in a Hogan voice.
    He'll be missed.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,977 ✭✭✭HandsomeBob

    RIP mean gene

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭Virtanen

    RIP, genuine legend

  • Registered Users Posts: 59,962 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Ah man that really is sad 😞

    My long time close personal friend has passed away.

    RIP Gene.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,658 ✭✭✭✭Igotadose

    Nice tribute at Raw the other night:
    So sad so many lost. Hulk Hogan's still hanging in there though.

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