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The author with Mean Gene.
The author with Mean Gene.

Meeting Mean Gene

I won’t lie to you: I know nothing about the current state of professional wrestling. But from 1983 to 1989, from about age 9 to 15, I was a huge fan. So big, in fact, that I wrote a fan letter to WWF announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund.

He never replied, and today, I had the chance to ask him why. Okerlund is in town this weekend for the SuperFriends Fan Fest at the Days Inn & Suites Airport location.

Mean Gene and I sat down before the event to chat. Here’s how it went down: