In 2004, Okerlund received a kidney transplant, and fully recovered from the operation.
He is now the host of the WWE 24/7 Hall Of Fame section, which takes a look at a different WWE Hall Of Famer each month.
Major wrestling show's he has worked for.
Gene has tan skin.
Due to to a neck injury Gene was not able to take any punishment from wrestlers.
The Iron Sheik called him Gene Mean.
Gene is friends with wrestler Ric Flair.
Gene debuted into the wrestling world in 1974.
Gene worked at the very first WWE Wrestlmania.
Gene's son Todd played at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Hockey and for a short time he played for the New York Islanders.
Gene once teamed up with Hulk Hogan to take on Mr. Fuji and George Steele.
Gene retired from being a interviewer and announcer in 2003.
Gene and Bobby Heenan were guest commentators at Wrestlemania X-Seven in 2001.
Gene was always a neutral commentator throughout his career.
He was given his nickname Mean Gene by Jesse Ventura.
Gene once teamed up with Hulk Hogan in a tag team match.
Gene's height is 5' 8".
In 2000 Gene had an on-air feud with WCW announcer Mark Madden and they even wrestled each other in a match on WCW Nitro.
Gene worked for the WWE for nine years before he worked for WCW.
Gene married his wife Jeannie in 1964 and they have one son.
Gene was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his good friend Hulk Hogan.
Gene worked for the WCW until WCW closed down in 2001.
Gene is very good friends with wrestler Hulk Hogan.