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Countdown to meltdown–the worst pro wrestling interviews of all time: #5 “Mean” Gene Okerlund f*%#$ up

October 15th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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It’s always a little sad when a promo dies prematurely, especially on live TV. Unlike his unprofessional actions in the Ken Patera promo posted earlier (I still can’t believe that taped interview actually aired on TV) Gene Okerlund is at the top of his game in this clip from SummerSlam 1989, capable of handling any situation that may arise on PPV. In his defense, I know there have been plenty of times when I’ve started discussing the Ultimate Warrior and instead I just said, “Fuck it.” (Like the stellar broadcast journalist that he was in his WWF days, Jesse Ventura was thankfully there to cover for his broadcast colleague.)

  1. Eric Plunk
    October 16th, 2010 at 10:13 | #1

    Gene’s got 2 words for ya…

  2. October 16th, 2010 at 10:40 | #2

    According to wikipedia, and I quote:

    “According to a shoot interview with Okerlund, conducted by RF Video, the SummerSlam 1989 blooper was actually taped beforehand. The wrong tape was aired during the live broadcast. Meanwhile, Vince McMahon was on a headset telling Jesse Ventura to cover for Okerlund.”

    I wouldn’t say Jesse really “covered” for him, would you?

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