Four Indie Stars Involved In Major Car Accident – Wrestling Inc.


Several indie wrestlers were involved in a major car crash after an FLQ promotion in Montreal last night. The wrestlers that were involved were Puf, Kevin Bennett, Kevin Blackwood, and Daniel Garcia, also known as the Buffalo Brothers.

The accident happened when their car slipped on a patch of black ice and hit a guardrail. Daniel Garcia and Kevin Blackwood both suffered serious injuries that required surgery because of broken bones. Kevin Bennett and Puf were both treated for minor injuries.

The Canadian wrestling promotion Smash Wrestling shared on Twitter today about the accident and asked to keep them in your thoughts. Wrestler Pepper Parks also posted on Twitter where he posted photos of them in the hospital.

The group has wrestled for Empire State Wrestling and Limitless, who shared today on Twitter that Daniel Garcia is out of a successful surgery. We wish the group a speedy recovery!

(H/T Heel By Nature)



High school scores for Saturday, Jan. 5: Find out how your favorite Section V team fared – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle



Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Published 10:16 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2019 | Updated 10:16 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2019

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The Cadets dethrone defending champion Spencerport, with a 43-24 win in a head-to-head matchup.
James Johnson, @jjdandc

To report scores

Email: Section V coaches or team representatives are asked to report results ASAP after games by emailing sports@democratandchronicle.com. Please submit with a name/contact number.

Phone: If results cannot be submitted via email, coaches may call (585) 258-2400.

Note: Due to the high volume of results we receive, email is preferable.

Boys basketball

Non-league

Greece Odyssey 63, Wellsville 51

GO: Jaden Hartsfield 20 points; Romell Griffin 11 points

Mekeel Christian 66, Bishop Kearney 57

Aquinas 76, Canisius 61

LeRoy 56, Albion 46

Greece Athena 51, Horseheads 44

Edison 75, Cicero-North Syracuse 50

Liverpool 60, Victor 59

V: Will Stone 10 points

Girls basketball

Genesee Region

Kendall 40, Lyndonville 28

Non-league

Warsaw 44, Arkport/Canaseraga 33

Byron-Bergen 62, East Rochester 49

BB: Julianna Amesbury 28 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists

Caledonia-Mumford 52, Holley 30

Livonia 70, Harley-Allendale Columbia 44

Bishop Kearney 79, Chautauqua 32

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Monroe County

Fairport 3, Victor 1

More: Fairport uses first period surge to outlast defending state hockey champion Victor

Penfield 5, Churchville-Chili 3

Irondequoit 6, Gates Chili 3

I(8-3-1): Jack Gramlich 2 goals; Jack Feola 3 assists; Tyler Phillips 1 goal, 2 assists

GC: Jacob Franklin 2 goals; Trevor Schmidt 2 assists

Webster Schroeder 3, Webster Thomas 3 (OT)

WS: Alex Simons 2 goals

WT: Reed Currie 1 goal, 1 assist

Non-league

Brockport 2, Fulton 1

B: Peter Taccone goal; Jerry Rausch goal; Tucker Johnson 21 saves

West Seneca 2, Hilton 1

Christian Brothers 3, Notre Dame 2

Brighton/HFL/ER 5, Geneseo/Livonia/Avon 2

Pittsford 5, Ithaca 2

Canandaigua 8, Aquinas 1

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Section V Dual Meet Championships

DIVISION 1Hilton 43, Spencerport 24

More: Takeaways from Hilton’s win over Spencerport for Section V Wrestling Dual Championship

DIVISION 2 Canisteo-Greenwood 54, Palmyra-Macedon 34

Indoor track and field

RWTL (Groups C and F)

BOYS55: Cascius Facen (UPrep) 6.55. 300: Joe Pizzi (Penfield) 35.93. 600: Ben Hulbert (Rush-Henrietta) 1:24.58. 1,000: Jake Marchese (Penfield) 2:41.82. 1,600: Nicholas Andrews (Brockport) 4:31.74. 3,200: Zachary Gauronski (Penfield) 10:07.35. 800 relay: Penfield ‘A’ 1:33.02. 1,600 relay: Penfield ‘A’ 3:36.82. 3,200 relay: Penfield ‘A’ 8:59.50. 55 hurdles: Tamaree Haygood (Rush-Henrietta) 8.04. High jump: Demonte Dudley (Rochester Prep) 5-8. Pole vault: Phoenix Palmer (Rush-Henrietta) 12-6. Long jump: Avery Seigler (Greece Arcadia) 20-9. Triple jump: Matthew Blue (Rush-Henrietta) 40-10.5. Shot put: Dominic Polizzi (Brockport) 43-5.5. Weight throw: Ashton Howlett (Brockport) 52-6.25. 1,500 race walk: Michael Eller (Mynderse) 9:01.73

GIRLS55: Anaya Dees (Hilton) 7.39. 300: Stefani Teglash (Penfield) 41.93. 600: Lily Oliver (Rush-Henrietta) 1:45.32. 1,000: Haley Riorden (Rush-Henrietta) 3:01.17. 1,500: Libby Powers (Avon) 5:13.14. 3,000: Alex Ventresca (Rush-Henrietta) 10:40.82. 800 relay: Penfield ‘A’ 1:53.65. 1,600 relay: Rush-Henrietta ‘A’ 4:13.71. 3,200 relay: Penfield ‘A’ 11:35.72. 55 hurdles: Destiny Fernandes (Greece Athena) 8.59. High jump: Destiny Fernandes (Greece Athena) 5-2. Pole vault: Laura Reigle (Hilton) 10-6. Long jump: Anaya Dees (Hilton) 18-8.25. Triple jump: Anaya Dees (Hilton) 37-2. Shot put: Emma Kinnicutt (Wellsville) 30-10. Weight throw: Emma Kinnicutt (Wellsville) 40-11. 1,500 race walk: Emily Murphy (Penfield) 7:49.17

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Greece Athena pulled away in the fourth quarter to blow out Greece Olympia, 88-59.
Stevie Johnson, Democrat and Chronicle

Athletes of the week

Each week the Democrat and Chronicle will honor a male and female high school athlete of the week. Voting will be conducted from Monday through Friday each week.

Boys Athlete of the Week: And the winner for the week of Dec. 24-Dec. 29 is…

Girls Athlete of the Week: And the winner for the week of Dec. 24-29 is…

Twitter: Use the hashtag #dandcathlete.

Email: Contact D&C sports writer Stevie Johnson at SJOHNSON1@Gannett.com. Send photos and pertinent statistics whenever possible.



Wrestling | Clash XVII Day 1 results, Day 2 pairings | Wrestling – PostBulletin.com


CLASH XVII DAY ONE RESULTS

Waverly-Shell Rock 54, Blaine 30

St. Michael-Albertville 61, Mitchell 10

Huntley, Ill. 43, Kenyon-Wanamingo 25

Perham 44, Carl Sandburg 20

Waverly-Shell Rock 35, Perham 33

St. Michael-Albertville 37, Huntley 29

Kenyon-Wanamingo 36, Mitchell 32

Carl Sandburg 41, Blaine 30

Bracket first: Waverly-Shell Rock 34, STMA 26

Bracket third: Perham 40, Huntley 25

Bracket fifth: Carl Sandburg 36, Kenyon-Wanamingo 25

Bracket seventh: Blaine 34, Mitchell 30

Apple Valley 62, Northwest 18

Denver 45, Forest Lake 21

Washington 32, Northfield 26

Vacaville 49, North Scott 15

Vacaville 34, Apple Valley 27

North Scott 52, Northwest 21

Forest Lake 34, Northfield 27

Bracket first: Vacaville 36, Denver 29

Bracket third: Apple Valley 45, Washington 19

Bracket fifth: North Scott 46, Forest Lake 19

Bracket seventh: Northfield 45, Northwest 26

Waukee 45, Dover-Eyota 34

Bettendorf 33, Glenbard North 31

Shakopee 45, Bettendorf 21

Glenbard North 38, Grant 27

Bracket first: Shakopee 41, Waukee 26

Bracket third: Ellsworth 31, Bettendorf 25

Bracket fifth: Glenbard North 40, Anoka 21

Bracket seventh: Grant 40, Dover-Eyota 24

Oak Park River Forest 63, Mayo 12

Burlington 46, New Hampton 21

Kearney 55, East Ridge 24

Oak Park River Forest 56, Burlington 16

Thompson 51, East Ridge 24

Bracket first: Oak Park River Forest 37, Owatonna 34

Bracket third: Kearney 37, Burlington 33

Bracket fifth: Thompson 47, New Hampton 21

Bracket seventh: East Ridge 55, Mayo 21 

106 — Jacob Jensen (H) pinned Wyatt Rauk 2:16. 113 — Sam Henkle (H) maj. dec. Dillon Bartel 11-3. 120 — Jeron Matson (KW) pinned River Lee :13. 126 — Sam Spencer (H) pinned Alec Johnson 1:52. 132 — Andrew Lira (H) pinned Bray Olson 2:29. 138 — Jeremy Jakowitsch (H) dec. Tyler Craig 6-1. 145 — Joaquin Miranda (H) dec. Nathan Bauer 7-5. 152 — Gannon Kosowski (H) pinned Logan Meyers 1:44. 160 — Seth Brossard (KW) maj. dec. Rukkus Hunkins 10-2. 170 — David Ferrante (H) dec. Tyler Ryan 8-6. 182 — Carter Quam (KW) dec. Michael Jernigan 9-5. 195 — Owen Hilke (KW) pinned Josh Cornett 5:16. 220 — Nik Wise (H) pinned Kaya Lindell 4:30. 285 — Jesse Jackson (KW) pinned Matthew Burba 3:59.

106 — Brock Sparks (M) maj. dec. Wyatt Rauk 9-1. 113 — Brandon Sparks (M) pinned Dillon Bartel 5:02. 120 — Jeron Matson (KW) pinned Bryce Palmer :44. 126 — Kyler Bauder (M) dec. Alec Johnson 6-0. 132 — Ryan McGinnis (M) maj. dec. Bray Olson 10-1. 138 — Tyler Craig (KW) dec. Logan Sparks 7-3. 145 — Nathan Bauer (KW) dec. Sutton Carpenter 6-4. 152 — Seth Brossard (KW) pinned Cole Gehrke 2:38. 160 — Joe VanOverschelde (M) pinned Logan Meyers 5:27. 170 — Tyler Ryan (KW) pinned Tate Ellwien 2:33. 182 — Carter Quam (KW) pinned Max Schoenfelder :50. 195 — Blake Friedericks (M) pinned Owen Hilke 3:36. 220 — Carter Max (M) dec. Kaya Lindell 8-3. 285 — Jesse Jackson (KW) pinned Wyatt Winter 4:00.

106 — Matthew Parker (CS) maj. dec. Trent Foss 17-4. 113 — Dominic Iannantone (CS) tech. fall Dillon Bartel 15-0. 120 — Jeron Matson (KW) pinned Tyler Milani 3:50. 126 — Jimmy Ferguson (CS) dec. Alec Johnson 8-6. 132 — Bray Olson (KW) maj. dec. Carson Bruce 17-6. 138 — Pat Nolan (CS) tech. fall Tyler Craig 26-11. 145 — Nathan Bauer (KW) dec. Zach Bateman 7-5 OT. 152 — Tyler Villa (CS) maj. dec. Logan Meyers 9-1. 160 — Seth Brossard (KW) pinned John Pappas :52. 170 — Tyler Ryan (KW) pinned Fabian Villasenior :45. 182 — Mike Bosco (CS) dec. Carter Quam 9-4. 195 — Alex Hirschfield (CS) pinned Owen Hilke 1:15. 220 — Kevin Zimmer (CS) dec. Kaya Lindell 9-4. 285 — Nate Goodman (CS) dec. Jesse Jackson 4-1 3OT.

WAUKEE 45, DOVER-EYOTA 34

106 — Brodie Kellen (DE) pinned Elijah Hofbauer 1:52. 113 — Thurman Christensen (W) pinned Colton Trogstad :39. 120 — Nick Miller (W) pinned Treyton Thesing 5:05. 126 — Gavin Gust (DE) maj. dec. Carter Smith 14-1. 132 — Taylor DeFrang (DE) pinned Lucas Garnder 1:48. 138 — Cody Anderson (W) won by forfeit. 145 — Teigen Miller (DE) pinned Jermaine Sammler 3:14. 152 — Mason Seifried (W) dec. Blake Lehnertz 13-6. 160 — Marcus Otomo (DE) pinned Tanner Spyksma 1:48. 170 — Anthony Zach (W) pinned Tyler Shea :31. 182 — Griffin Gammell (W) pinned Carson Mitchell :16. 195 — Michael Nelson (DE) pinned Gabe Gammell 1:42. 220 — Cael Thorson (W) pinned Reece Lemke 2:57. 285 — Connor Arndt (W) pinned Spencer Welsh 3:07.

106 — Brendan Howes (A) pinned Brodie Kellen 1:10. 113 — Brad Howes (A) pinned Colton Trogstad 1:38. 120 — Carter Ban (A) maj. dec. Treyton Thesing 20-10. 126 — Gavin Gust (DE) dec. Jacob Miller 8-3. 132 — Taylor DeFrang (DE) dec. Parker Dobrocky 5-2. 138 — Teigen Miller (DE) dec. Caleb Brandenburg 8-4. 145 — Scott Springer (A) pinned Spencer Honsey 1:50. 152 — Blake Lehnertz (DE) dec. Tyler Young 8-7. 160 — Colby Njos (A) pinned Tyler Shea :28. 170 — Marcus Otomo (DE) dec. Rowan Jungling 3-1. 182 — Bruce Muehlhauser (A) won by forfeit. 195 — Michael Nelson (DE) pinned Bryce Fleisner :56. 220 — Reece Lemke (DE) dec. Samuel Street 2-1 OT. 285 — Tyler Nebelung (A) dec. Spencer Welsh 13-9.

106 — Brodie Kellen (DE) pinned Alejandro Paz 4:45. 113 — Justin Warmowski (G) tech. fall Colton Trogstad 19-2. 120 — Jose Vasquez (G) dec. Landon Lehnertz 15-9. 126 — Gavis Gust (DE) dec. Christian Mendoza 11-4. 132 — Taylor DeFrang (DE) pinned Corbin Henningson :47. 138 — Brett Riggs (G) dec. Teigen Miller 8-3. 145 — Eddie Tregenza (G) pinned Spencer Honsey 3:16. 152 — Ethan Geist (G) pinned Blake Lehnertz 3:16. 160 — Marcus Otomo (DE) dec. Mohamma Awaisi 4-2. 170 — Kyle Rainey (G) dec. Tyler Shea 5-3. 182 — Gabe Sachs (G) tech. fall Carson Mitchell 21-6. 195 — Michael Nelson (DE) pinned Justin Brown 3:50. 220 — Kaleb Perzigian (G) pinned Reece Lemke 1:00. 285 — Angel Martinez (G) pinned Spencer Welsh 4:51.

106 — Connor Nagela (OP) tech. fall Ben Timmerman 16-1. 113 — Malakye Rodriguez maj. dec. Riku Kobayashi 17-7. 120 — Nico Bolivar (OP) tech. fall Ian Funk 16-0. 126 — Josh Ogunsanya (OP) tech. fall Jayden Engelken 16-1. 132 — Eddie Bolivar (OP) maj. dec. Marshall Peters 14-3. 138 — Torry Early (OP) tech. fall Logan Burger 16-0. 145 — Cade Sheehan (M) pinned Stephon Carr :59. 152 — Joe Chapman (OP) pinned Ethan Plonka 1:16. 160 — Jake Cagnina (OP) tech. fall Bryant Badger 19-3. 170 — William Krueger (M) pinned Danny Lingen 1:32. 182 — Daemyen Middlebrooks (OP) pinned Sam Allen :38. 195 — Brian Ziech (OP) pinned Quincy Hill 1:36. 220 — Jaylen Pascascio (OP) pinned Hayden Myers 1:29. 285 — Ashford Hollis (OP) pinned Damon Hinrichs 1:23.

106 — Ben Timmerman (M) maj. dec. Gavin Rings 11-0. 113 — Riku Kobayashi (M) dec. Johnny Dreckman 10-3. 120 — Ian Funk (M) dec. Alex Kriener 3-2. 126 — Jayden Engelken (M) dec. Cade Murray 14-12. 132 — Mason Cleveland (NH) pinned Marshall Peters 3:45. 138 — Carson Babcock (NW) pinned Logan Burger 4:44. 145 — Max Babcock (NH) dec. Cade Sheehan 5-3 OT. 152 — Hunter Pesek (NH) pinned Luiz Gasca 5:34. 160 — Mitch Pickar (NH) pinned Bryant Badger 2:59. 170 — William Krueger (M) dec. Wyatt Stochl 12-7. 182 — Max Schwickerath (NH) pinned Sam Allen 5:34. 195 — Evan Rosonke (NH) pinned Quincy Hill 3:12. 220 — Carter Reicks (NH) pinned Hayden Myers :35. 285 — Damon Hinrichs (M) dec. Tom Clark 2-1.

106 — Matt Hogue (ER) pinned Ben Timmerman 3:20. 113 — Riku Kobayashi (M) dec. Johnny LaCore 6-5. 120 — Vito Massa (ER) pinned Ian Funk 2:51. 126 — Tanner Holt (ER) maj. dec. Jayden Engelken 12-2. 132 — Ryder Rogotzke (ER) pinned Ayden Messmer 2:16. 138 — Hunter Lyden (ER) pinned Logan Burger 2:36. 145 — Royce Hogue (ER) pinned Cade Sheehan :53. 152 — Roman Rogotzke (ER) pinned Luiz Gasca 3:04. 160 — Sam Tollison (ER) pinned Bryant Badger 1:10. 170 — Ethan Pittman (ER) dec. William Krueger 12-6. 182 — Sam Allen (M) pinned Rickey Reyes 1:53. 195 — Quincy Hill (M) pinned Guy Bruflodt 1:29. 220 — Hayden Myers (M) won by forfeit. 285 — Marco Cavallaro (ER) pinned Damon Hinrichs 3:31.

Oak Park River Forest, Ill.



The Undertaker On If He Ever Wanted To Quit WWE, A "Huge Problem" With Wrestling Today – Wrestling Inc.


The Undertaker is featured in a new pro wrestling documentary series from Onnit, seen above.

Onnit’s new Stories series shows “how different people around the world are doing outstanding things—from achieving fitness, career, and other personal goals to saving lives and the planet at large”, and the episode on pro wrestling focuses on the indies. The WWE veteran is featured along with indie wrestlers Ricky Starks and his tag team partner Aaron Solow, who is engaged to Bayley.

Starks, Solow and The Dead Man sat down for a meal at Schmidt Family Barbecue in Bee Cave, Texas in late 2018 to discuss the business. Solow talked about how he previously met Taker at the Onnit facility in nearby Austin.

“So back in 2016, I was training at Onnit,” Solow said. “The first time i saw Undertaker I didn’t even know he worked out at Onnit. I had an idea that he lived in town but I didn’t know he worked out there. So to walk in one day and see him, threw me for a loop. I didn’t expect that at all. I went up to him and introduced myself to him, I said, ‘Hey man, I wanted to thank you for everything, you’re my favorite wrestler and created a lot of good memories for me for my childhood.’ They always say never meet your heroes type stuff but I don’t really believe in that, especially not after meeting Taker. He’s a laid back, and more relatable person that you can meet.”

Taker talked ring psychology and some issues with today’s wrestling with the up and coming talents. He said some wrestlers choose to depend on flips instead of learning how to tell stories with their in-ring work.

“Sometimes you have to set the angle within the match, but you gotta give a reason for one guy to be loved and one guy to be hated,” Taker said. “At the end of the day, whatever you’re doing in the ring, you want it to look real, and genuine, and authentic. And I think that’s a huge problem, everybody acts the same way, everybody overplays to the audience, and it’s just like, ‘OK, what do you do next?’,” Taker said in the edited Onnit Instagram clip seen below. “Everybody’s calling, they want to backflip off this and into that. Once you do that a couple of times, it’s like, ‘OK, what do you got now?’ Well, now I gotta do two flips into that, then two and a half. When they get used to that, what do you do? Instead of learning the finer nuances of what we do, and that’s tell stories. Granted, physical, painful stories, but stories nonetheless.”

Taker also talked using what is learned on the indies to get through situations that come up later on in your career, recalling how WWE lost power during their “In Your House 8: Beware of Dog” event on May 26, 1996 at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” Taker warned. “Like when we lost power in the middle of a pay-per-view once, we lost our satellite. So sometimes you gotta bust a script, ad-lib and you know, figure out what the hell you’re going to do. That kind of stuff happens now, and something like that happens later on, it’s not going to rattle you, you’re like, ‘OK, this happened in Mexico years ago, I know what to do.'”

Solow later asked Taker if he thought about quitting the business while he was wrestling. Taker said no and talked about how he always pushed through. He also mentioned how he is at the tail-end of his career now.

“You know, at the tail-end now, I really have to put everything into perspective, and what damage I’m doing at this point, to myself, and my life after wrestling,” Taker said. “But when I was going full-time, no. Even when the business took a real nose-dive, you’re thinking, ‘OK, how are we gonna get out of this? What we gonna do? We can work harder.’ The one thing I was really good at, and in my mind anyway, if anybody else feels that way is another story, but in my mind, I felt like it was always where I belonged, and what I should be doing. Obviously there were times where money was… but instead of, ‘Man, I need to get me a job at the Jiffy Lube and figure out something else later on…’, It was, ‘What can we do to make this product where we want to see it?'”

The Dead Man also spoke highly of the experience that a wrestler will get from working the indies.

“This is just a rung in the ladder man,” Taker said of the indies. “You’re learning stuff that you don’t even know you’re learning now, and how you’ll draw from this later on. Something will happen, something down the line, you’re about to go out for a Royal Rumble or something like that, and you’re going to draw on something that’s happened in these indies, and you’ve got it. It happens all the time. Everything is happening for a reason, it’s preparing you for bigger things.”



NJPW/WWE News: Tama Tonga apologises to Roman Reigns during Wrestle Kingdom 13 Press Conference – Sportskeeda


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What’s the story?

During tonight’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 pre-event press conference, one half of the current IWGP Tag Team Champion and Bullet Club member, Tama Tonga, had a message for some of his specific fans, The Young Bucks, and WWE star Roman Reigns as well.

In case you didn’t know…

Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa are currently in their fourth-reign as IWGP Tag Team Champions, having won the titles from The Young Bucks at Long Beach, California, as part of the first ever Fighting Spirit Unleashed event.

Tama and Tanga have dominated the heavyweight tag division in New Japan Pro Wrestling for years, and have defeated almost every single team who stepped in their path, including the likes of The Bucks, Los Ingobernables de Japon, War Machine (now War Raiders in WWE), and Killer Elite Squad.

The heart of the matter

Prior to The Guerillas of Destiny’s IWGP Tag Team Championships defense against the team of Los Ingobernables de Japon (Sanada and Evil) and The Young Bucks in a Triple Threat Match tomorrow at Wrestle Kingdom 13, Tama Tonga had a lot to get off his chest at the pre-event press conference.

Usually billed as ‘The Bad Boy’, it now looks like Tama is all up for a new change in the new year, as he has transformed his moniker to ‘Good Guy’ Tama Tonga instead, and during tonight’s press conference, ‘Good Guy’ Tama apologised to a number of people, including all the fans whom he had roasted throughout 2018.

In addition, Tama also apologised to The Young Bucks and the rest of The Elite for kicking them out of The Bullet Club, and further also wished them all the best for the inauguration of their All Elite Wrestling promotion.

Lastly, the BC OG also apologised to former WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, for the heated beef they had on social media, prior to Reigns’ leukemia revelation. Tama then went on to wish Reigns a speedy recovery as well.

What’s next?

Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa will be defending their IWGP Tag Team Championships tomorrow night, during Wrestle Kingdom 13 at the Tokyo Dome, in a three-way match against The Young Bucks and LIJ.

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Legendary pro wrestling announcer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund dies at 76 – WPMT FOX 43



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One of professional wrestling’s most well-known interviewers, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, has died, WWE announced Wednesday.

Okerlund was 76.

The smooth-voiced, mustached Okerlund was a staple of WWE television broadcasts in the 1980’s and later left to join World Championship Wrestling as an interviewer in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Okerlund got his start in the American Wrestling Alliance, where he interviewed legendary grapplers Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, and Hulk Hogan. He followed those stars to the WWE in 1984, where his interview segments with Hogan, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and many more vaulted him to bigger fame.

At the first Wrestlemania event in 1985, Okerlund even sang the National Anthem.

He moved on to WCW in 1993, remaining there until 2001, when he returned to WWE airwaves.