17 Burst results for "Gene Oakland"

"gene oakland" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

06:52 min | 6 months ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

"That's PW torch dot com slash KGO VIP but anyway mean gene. Know Gino Cappelletti. You WanNa talk about when we go back to People that left Vernon the Awa you know gene was one of those guys he he he started in the Awa gene got his start from Verne. Gene wouldn't Aben gene without vern if you WANNA really be technical because Verne was the one that put the suit on on Gene Oakland and made him the announcer. When Mario Neil back in the seventies was unable to unable to and wouldn't cross the picket lines for a strike and Vernon at the last minute went to Jean Oakland who was the WTN TV WTN is now care. Eleven for those that don't know but WTC on TV at the old. Calhoun Beach Hotel. Where the TV studios were and he went up to gene and bad rush right before the. All Star wrestling program was to begin and said the gene. You got a sport coat. You GotTa do the show for me and gene. He reflected that he did not know how to do wrestling and Burns said. Don't worry we're going to get through this. Just get out there and take the Mike and gene was very kind and in his Eulogy that he thinks Verne for for that. Start and all of the Celebrity that had brought him in the in the career that he you know got from it he said I wouldn't have had that without vern. Ganja and But Jeans Eulogy was a very nice tribute going through earns history where he talked about. Vernice the athlete in College. He talked a little bit about his serving our country and he talked about Vern be a new star out of college and putting the Olympics in nineteen forty eight You know he was an alternate in the Olympics and then he talked about how he came to pro wrestling and immediately which was unusual in that time period. I should point out to the it was very unusual for a wrestler to start a career and be main eventing right away in that era. It just didn't happen. Verne was the exception. So in nineteen forty nine. He immediately was a success because of his background is college. Background is amateur wrestling background and he was when the Dumont Network and gene was telling this story. You know. And I'm paraphrasing all of it right now but he talked about how the Dumont network out of Chicago was you know. Basically the the one link to the country at that point in this new medium called television and earned Ganja along with killer Kowalski and Liu says and gorgeous George and Buddy Rogers. We're but a handful of guys that every promoter in the country wanted to have on their cards and Verne was one of them. And that's one of the reasons that he became a household name. But you know gene also pointed out that Verne brought when we all know this this stuff all of us have said but gene pointed it out that Verne brought legitimate wrestling to the carnival antics that wrestling could sometimes do even back in that day and he said vern. What's the real deal and fans knew that when Verne came to the arena or his name was on the marquee that this was a wrestling match and I was seeing a real wrestler regardless of who is opponent was and Jean pointed out that that was the stardom for Verne through the fifties and when he started the Awa breaking away from the Nwea in nineteen sixty that Verne Ganja had no problem with getting sponsors for the show and you know he was endorsing products? I don't know how many people know this way. But there's a vern gone yet. Board game that out in the mid fifties. They're they're legitimately is it was vern. Gone Your Board Game. If if folks are familiar with the board games and they have a little spinner where you spend the take your turn and you'll go so many squares all this thing and you know well. The board game on burn. Ganja was one of those products in the fifties now back in that era such a thing was really unheard of. It's not on like today. Where marketing for everything in especially the wwe? How well they market Everything for a wrestler but Verne had that that game folks can go out if you can find a game right now you can pay a couple of hundred two thousand dollars for it. I'm sure it was probably five bucks back in the day if that. Yeah but Gino. Cappelletti went through all of this that he had a lot of anecdotes and and told about you. Know How they tape and he said you know burn would get excited when something didn't go right and and and you know but vern was the boss. He wanted the product to be right and he said Yeah wasn't as glitzy as it is today and his as professional looking but it was for the for the era was the state of the art and and vern started the color era in Tv and one thousand nine hundred seventy to one of the first programs in the twin cities in the in the local media market to go to color if fans don't realize that it is true that all star wrestling was one of the first color shows. Even though color had been around since the mid sixties you know in various measures but all star wrestling Verne was the first local market television show with wrestling. That did that. Here's what I want to share about gene at the very end and this I tell you Wade if you looked around the church and I did and I was one of them. That did this as well when gene delivered the line. I'm going to give you. There was not a dry in that church wrestler family friend. Whatever they were there they all you saw them wiping their eyes and Gino. Oakland finished his eulogy with this. And I and I'm not gonNA pretend that I can do it as Jean. Oakland did 'cause we all know what a great voice the Gene Oakland has. But this is what Jean said he said as I end my eulogy. There is only one way that we can do this. Fittingly Ladies and gentlemen by heavyweight champion of the world vern done. Yeah that's very appropriate. Everybody wiped there is yes. And that's.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on The Big Podcast With Shaq

The Big Podcast With Shaq

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on The Big Podcast With Shaq

"But until then I'm a stay all up big y'all, and I'm gonna be relentless witty. Why are you like just a Stephen a I'm a stay all up being y'all? If Stephen thinks that is a great business model, and by the way, I do believe we need more minority voices in sports radio. Sports radio is way too white been in the industry since its infancy. But I would say this if he thinks it's such a great idea put his money behind it. Start a serious channel or something like that just black sports talk and see if it works and see if it's profitable. What do you want to call the channel? A black Knebworth. Okay. I like that last last one. We finally we lost a legend last week. When mean Jean Oakland passed away at the age of seventy six long. Yeah. WWF announcer mean gene Oakland on? Yeah. That's the way seventy six years old. I thought he was much older. I wish seventy six I would've thought he was around a long was he was a hustler, man. He had hustled, gene. Yes. Thanks to Kevin on Twitter. A couple of other people for tagging in this classic mean, Jean Oakland clip from the nineties as he makes his borderline farewell professional wrestling wants my belt, but I wanted to and I had to fight inch branch to get this. And I'm not to lay down my back and let someone cover me. I thank you very much. Gene. Can't even hold it together me, gene o mean Jean together. Really good to let some girl cover me. Oh god. Yeah. All right. That is this week's addition. Of borderline every car comes with a sheriff stories. He got great ding in your bumper. When you nervous picked up the first date and it worked out, well, the luxury package, you got after that big promotion, it was worth it. Or the mileage you say by riding your bike all summer be does that every week to the studio, but you can't put a price tag on your stories. But now with truecar you can at least find out what your car's worth when it's time to sell.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on The Smoking Tire

The Smoking Tire

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on The Smoking Tire

"It works for all had to grow long, brother. In the back party back there. It's all you need is saying, oh, by the way, speaking of hulk HOGAN, RIP me, gene, Oakland. Oh, yes. The way super Dave Osborne. Zero the third one the third one was the captain from the captain O Ryan all seventy six right Lavigne's in threes. Seventy six years old to. Yeah. It's all mean Jean fell down super duper. Dave who whose name is Bob Einstein had he had cancer. Did you ever meet him? Nobody used to watch super Dave Osborne. Religiously. Shave my childhood. Yeah. Areas. His his comedians in cars, getting coffee was really funny. It just him begging Jerry for that for that car. You still keep the car cherry in the end Jerry shafts him. And he's like, no, you're not keeping the car in reality. He let him have you? Did let him have the car Porsche. No. It was the the NSF that he saw the league got for doing the school the Super Bowl commercial. Yeah. So yeah. Yeah. You know, in fact, Bob, Einstein got his start writing for the smothers brothers. And that's how far back he went. Yeah. I just watched fuck. It's is it speeds zone or cannonball run to that has the smothers brothers in it, cannonball, run and cannonball to not go to the Dulles airport. It's fresno. No, no, Dulles L dollars. Fucking. Would you like peanuts? Great bit. Are you what favourite cannonball run film? Chris one to speed. So now, it's gotta be one all the classic. Absolutely. The dell. Louise in that as you know, captain fantastic. Whatever captain. Right. Oh, big absolute client. And then, of course, the doctor with the crazy is what was his name that is all world that tobacco tolerance. With. He's always got the cocktail the finger. Talk to your name. Oh, my God the face is. He looks like. Looks like Neil young on heroin. When they get pulled over by the cops in there comes out of the van doors open and there's that face right there. He's got the needle. He's got the needle. Now, that's a great kid. Have you ever see the first cata ball run movie? It is a fucking class out. Takes are the my favorite part of that movie because there's a part where Dom deluise can't stop laughing and at a certain point rich. What's his face? Spermatozoa can hit him in the face. And he actually does slap in the face. The six take. And he's like if you don't get it, and you start giving these because my love the picture of Trump's doctor has made it into this array of Kevin. He really fits right in everything. Connected. Inspire back to Trump. But last night we were last night. We were thinking of like, we're trying to come up with t shirts and stuff. So just like watching clips from old movies that Lambeau skipping across the lake in speed zone is really the that's the highlight. I think they're all fake Lambeau in that movie. To too hot women in the first one driving it. And then you never tend to get pulled over the zip down there tops. And then it's a female cop that pulls them over their plan is foiled. And then the second one there's a color change in the car they hose it down, and it goes from white to read the color changing paint. And then the third one they skip it across the water. And then it's I think Michael Spinks his car sometime get the doors or something, it's it's bad. So anyway, brother brother, what's going on brother in you hosted? Well, you know, the last time we saw each other was when we were gonna do that thing with Tanner remember that we were looking for some show or was it never happened yet. Did it happen was gear? No, there's something. See you at the top gear audition was years ago. And then after that there was some kind of build competition show that I was not remotely qualified to host. Apparently, I wasn't either. I didn't get the job that guy. Lou God who Santiago's go..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"What about the guy was big poppa pump Scher hookup? He's still around. Big Papa Paul of you can hear me. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He's still around me. I guess say get us out of the stooge report. I'm gonna talk about people not showing up for work. Canned brew and honor of mean, Jean Okrand. Thank you and honor of being gene Oakland passing away today at seventy six we leave you with the immortal words of the do report. One of the most exciting partnerships. The world today. He picked Robert and the python Damien, Jake, Robert what the world are we doing here on a shower because this is my time you wanted to talk to me, I didn't have to talk to you Damian didn't either I recall during the last Saturday night fate of it was you on the PDP. Ricki? Remember better than Ricky steamboat. You know, some people tell me that he's not afraid of Damian tonight. Well, let me tell you something steamboat it more shameful to deny here than it is to run from danger stepping manage at before. All right in front of thousands of our Canadian presents briefly. However, it was rookie. The people take Robert who put you away. I don't ever recall that happening now, you wait a minute. He's up with that stink. Please. Upset by the fact, shower, you're a thick band Roberts. True. I have at least you know, that tonight. The rubber MAC will have you believe Ricky steamboat can beat me mean, gene. You ought to go back to the PDF never told an encyclopedia Vic Roberts, and you couldn't even do that. Either. All right, pick the fake robbery and Fabian from here. That's the story back to you. Newsradio seven hundred wwl. Seven hundred w l w I don't know if you heard about this. But they're a lot of people ghosting at work. Basically what it is. Is you you get a job? And then before you.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"Robert wants to know who's the wasn't for him to always wear tuxedo. The WF that was something. Vince, always did early on E wanted all of his announcers and commentators stand out. We're tuxes be classy. Devin wants to know do they ever considered giving Jane of piper's pit style show? No that wasn't jeans. Rowley was Jane was the neutral guy that wouldn't have worked. Jay wants to did Bruce ever have main gene burger can't say ever had the pleasure. Abba mean Jean burger? Ryan wants to know nothing salacious spammed the list, but any funny manging party stories. I gotta tell you feel like main Jane would be the best guy ever to have a party. Well, he is any was the life of the party. And like, I said, you know, I think that the fun times. How funny was gene always was the life of the party, whether he was telling jokes, whether he was at the end of the piano singing in that that was gene Oakland was. Just a lot of fun. Last question here. This one's from Robert Collins, what was gene Oakland like in real life. What you see is what you get in many respects. But he could also be very very reflective one of the nicest guys that I've ever had the pleasure working with one of the most talented individuals ever in the business because I just had confidence in him, and I trusted him as well. And he never let me down in that regard. So. So summit all up. He was good father. And he was just a really really good, man. And there's not a lot of that out there. And I think that gene fits in that category. Without question. The greatest to ever do it the best that ever did it Maine's in Oakland. You'll be missed. We appreciate you guys. Taking time to join us here on the show, celebrating the life and times the great gene for Linden. Hope you'll be back next week. We're back to our regular scheduled programing will hit Royal rumble nineteen ninety nine next week. But in the meantime, let's let's relive some more Mangena memories. And we'll put some videos on YouTube and Facebook and everywhere we can celebrate the great life made. You know, we'll see next week right here. Something wrestle first pitcher..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"It was laborious and it had become a in some ways a play thing for Howard Finkel. We're Howard would have guys do interviews that would never air. And when we started looking at the stockpile of everything that we had just came up with a better way to do it. And I stole the idea from mid south because that's how we had done them in mid south, except we did them with actual commentators. We would throw back and forth, and you do generic interview with rapper outs. So what it became was, gene. Being in a. Studio, gene, would do the market specific stuff. Hey, a Lanta. We're going to be there. This Tuesday night at the Omni arena. Tickets are available here. Gene, would do those wrap arounds and then he would throw to talent. And they would do the same interview in that interview would air in every market that that match was pertinent. It wouldn't be specific to Atlanta. But gene stuff would. So it required gene coming to the studio and knocking all of that stuff out. And it was a lot. To Jean felt like a lot more work because he had to come to Stanford in reality. It was a lot less work for gene talent editors everybody. But it was just new and it was and it was different. And then vents counter was looking at it like God damn it. If he lived here would be a problem and that scare gene to death. He did not wanna live in Sanford. Hey did. Good point. Okay. Let's talk about wrestlemainia four this your first wrestlemania. It's a big moment. It's a big time preview and we've done full show on it in the archives. But I feel like you have to have something you can share with us. Jane from that show Jesus. My first my first wrestlemainia, man. And I'm the producer of the show. I'm twenty five years old kid. I'd never produced. The Russell may know what the hell I was doing invents. Told me make sure you have production meetings with all of the commentators. And and make sure that you get with everybody individually and have a production meeting with them and go over everything, Mike. Okay. Yes, sir. Got it. So I'd had. One with gorilla monsoon and those guys which took about an hour and a half or so and my next one was gene Oakland's gene shows up. Jane comes to the room, and he walks in and Rosie. What have we got today? I said, well, let's go show goes do we really need to go over the show. I said, well, yeah, you need to know what you're doing. 'cause I'm gonna be interviewing guys, right? Well, yes, sir. And he's like got it. All right. See their kid and walked out of there. That was my production meeting with Jean ochre Lynn, and he was gone before. I realized what the fuck just happened and everything worked out perfectly. He did interviews. Let's talk about Sean Mooney. Sean Mooney is another guy that I really think about this era. The I mean to me it's maintain Sean Mooney from the announcer side. Sean tweeted out sad day in the world of entertainment, and for the fans of the great at the gene Oakland, as I've long said there was gene Oakland, and then there was the rest of us rest. Well, my friend has tagged goat. I mean, everybody's saying that everybody not just fans people who were in the business people who are, you know, his coworkers in that business. They all regard him as being the goat. What how did gene handle some of the younger talent?.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"And this is something we and asked about a lot the wrestling album. Rick derringer, our did a song rock and roll hoochie coup. And of course, I think most people dare injures most famous piece of wrestling business is whole insurance thing real American, but to fruity on the wrestling album as well jeans bar this, you weren't there for it. But you've probably got some fun stories that have what trick trickle down the line over the years right on the wrestling album, gene did to fruity on piledriver, which was the second album is gene actually did rock and roll Chiku. And Joe lots my friend. Joel watts who came up to WWF with me produced the video for that. And that's when actually got to meet and work with Rick derringer, which was one of the coolest things ever for a twenty four year old kid be sitting there with Rick derringer and Rick derringer playing guitar in slow motion just the coolest shit, but that's being around gene, Oakland and him doing that was just crazy because he's telling derringer what to do on different things. And it was just classic because here's again, Rick derringer, a rock and roll God. I don't care who you are. You debate me all you want. But he was he is a rock and roll God. And it was really nice to see Oakland collaborating with derringer derringer actually having the time of day to speak to me that was my memory of the piledriver wrestling album, which gene Oakland. Let's talk about the nineteen eighty-seven slamming awards you were there December six eight Caesar's palace in Las Vegas. Palaces a cool wrestling place. I didn't really think about that. But you guys that wrestlemania? They are those champions there and evenly slimy. Ords Palestinian, gene. And Jesse Ventura are the host for this. And gene is also the co winner of the best head award, which Sese flair would certainly take issue with that title was shared with bam. Bam. Bigelow. What do you remember about the sleigh me awards for nineteen eighty seven a week's worth of rehearsals, one week being in Caesars in Atlantic City and having to go through every pain staking second of that show every single day the choreography with the dancers, and the guys who had never danced before end or really saying live before they did the the album, you know, in a studio and shit. So they never actually sang these things before and Vince wanted to do it all live and. Doing all real no lip synching and all that other good shit. In Jane, Jesse were holding it all together. And there was a bit that I was responsible for which was the fight with access Jim Duggan and Harley race. During the the night. There was a gimmick screen that went down on the stage that Harley and Doug and were supposed to go through. But they were only supposed to go through it. The second on the second live show the first live show. They were supposed to go around it and the second live show, we were actually going to break through it. Well, we had hurston million times. And we were doing the first show in Harley in Doug in her back there the waiting on the Q, and I give them the Q and before I know it they went right through the middle of the screen, and we only had one. Thank God for gene, Oakland because Oakland, reacted Oakland. He he didn't live. He did it off the cuff Jesse. If you go back and watch Jesse didn't know what the hell the do because he was waiting for him to come around the corner and Oakland was savior and Jean being on the spot. Like that was you put him out there live, and I never really had to worry about gene VN out there live because he would be able to cover whatever was thrown at him and everybody came back yelling and screaming. But at the end of the day. Yes, it was a fuck up. They just misunderstood. They thought they were only gone through wants, which they were just a second show and it all worked out for the better. Because. Has changed format of the vent centers sometime in nineteen eighty eight and Jean is the host of that talk about the change that you did here in how gene was feeling with this new role for years what the what had been was traditional interview segments where gene stood there with the talent interview them for every single market. It was time consuming..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness

E&C's Pod of Awesomeness

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness

"You are entering ENC's all of this. Berman here, we are just found out as we're about to record this about the passing of me, gene, Oakland, and I don't wanna you know, be bummed out to start this. But having just found out I'm bummed out. I mean, I mean. Anytime you hear the news of something like this. You know, it's it's hard to hear. But you know, guy, gene, legendary figure in the wrestling business, legendary voice, nobody had a voice like his was just a master of his craft. What he did? And you know, he was he was one of the voices of our generation, right? We grew up with me, gene, absent in oh. And to later become friends with him. And know that he's such a great guy. Always love sitting down having conversations with them. We had him on the edge incursion show first and second season. He was always so much fun to be around. Always just in a great mood and was just always happy to see people and talk and just one of those guys that you felt good being around 'cause he was always happy in a good mood. Yeah. And and dare I say that you think back to your childhood and mean, gene is easily as much part of of, you know, people our age and our childhood as HOGAN as Andrei because he was the one always there holding that microphone and leading the the promos, and and also adding a not only sense of credibility because he did have that great voice in that great Demere and everything, but also that sense of humor and the stuff that him and Bobby did over the years, and you could just tell their their love for each other. And and then yeah, like, you said having on the NC show and just how wide open he was. Yeah. Sure. I'll do that. Like really will you g and then we're planning was it pictionary or charades? Yeah. Against you. And mean, gene like think about that as two kids growing up in Canada. We're plagued pictionary with meaning Oklahoma jot Bodey. So we we send our condolences to to gene's family and friends and man, man. Yeah. Miss up miss running into him in like, I said, you know, he's just. Oh, always one of those guys whenever I saw him. Brought a smile to my face and love talking to him. And he just just a good guy. And he's gonna be missed for sure salute absolute legend legend. So birdman. New year happy. Oh, yeah. Those that were you awake for it? I was awake for it. Actually, you were y'all night Tonight. out. How you make Denise do the morning stuff. Right. No. I pretty damn bed and sleep. Nah. I'm usually usually a gotten better. I'm usually between between twelve am and one am, but I'm up I'm up seven or a little bit after I know after seven how's that possible with a kid? Leave it to her. That's that's no don't I don't know. Why? No, no, I let's leap still about seven. At least not even kidding. The thing. I just took a swig you're a Mateta wash down the taste of graph that you just fed me. Well, you feeling because you're facing sinuses and everything we're all messed up feeling better or better as better still like, you know, still there a little bit not gonna lie. I'm not going to give you the gory details, but you know, when I use the Netti pot poof, the white little a Nettie. It is never heard of Netti pot..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast

"I never ever had any sort of interaction with Jeanne be, you know, Awa WWF post WWF. This was not, you know, warm and sincere. Gene was a great guy. Whether it was that, you know, some charity thing or event or just happenstance. You know, you'd always greet me. We talk you know, how you doing? What are you up to? So I you know, I didn't see him all that much. I didn't you know, hang out with him. It we never like said. Hey, let's go have lunch. But it was always great when we had a chance to whether it was some event that brought us together or just you know, happen stance. You know being in town. So I'll close with this. Is there a story about gene, probably from the Awa days that my questioning? Thing didn't bring out of you. That didn't get brought up that helps paint a picture of who he was for people who who wanna know more about them or just want to have a funny story to tell others. Nothing comes to mind, but. Gene was. In real life. Gene was probably closer to the gene people saw on TV. Then most people would have thought if that makes sense. Absolutely. Yeah. And the the the the one thing his passing brought to mind. In fact, I I found out I got a text from from someone I think, you know, ad Hellier, you know, from steel domain wrestling, you know, here here in the twin cities he had sent me a tax, and he said, you know, anything about gene Oakland passing away..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"The passing of mean, Jean Oakland was a terrific professional wrestling announcer. You known him the ball guy with the mustache that was they're interviewing the likes of hulk HOGAN and big John's stud and Bobby the brain Heenan. I saw him I living in Chicago at the w eight that was burned Ganges TV, of course, that was based out of Minneapolis. But we saw it on channel twenty six every Sunday in Oakland was they're doing all the interviews. He was terrific. He went from the Awa to the WWF. And that really was the big time going from Minneapolis to go into the New York office in working for Vince McMahon. And of course, probably more people saw him across the globe. And new who means gene Oakland was meaning jeans. Came from Jesse the body Ventura said mean Jean and call me, gene, of course, Cogan picked up on that as well. And so he went from the WWF, and of course, many great moments. We'll Bobby the brain Heenan on syndicate shows that they would do. And of course, eight classic backstage interviewer from their WCW world champion rustling working there and kind of winding down his career as a broadcaster during that time. So let's go back into here's some of the great memories of mean, Jean Oakland as long time Russi announcer. He was a student.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on 710 WOR

"O r. From about six fifty four. Good morning. Everyone on the third of January of twenty nineteen just stunning yesterday. Michael one after the other they say the famous deaths come in threes yesterday. Was remarkable all three gentlemen who passed away? All were seventy six years old. All Ashley, I put it. None of them were superstars, but all of them were stars in their realm. Yup. Corky in a way, the first one who passed was mean, Jean Oakland yerba was just legendary anyone who knew wrestling, even if he just know with a little bit Natalie knew the guy was I mean, he just everyone knew this is the guy did the interviews. He was the short guy of serious guy, but a likable guy, but Jesse Ventura gave him the nickname, meaning gene, and in typical bravado from WWE they said that gene Oakland was the most recognizable interviewer in sports entertainment history. More recognizable than you and Warner Wolfe. Yeah. I think so really absolutely around the world. Oh, you kidding me? So anyway, yeah. And everyone knew mean Jean ochre lung all right over the last couple of months, it has been very difficult for me to introduce this ban without using world. Wrestling federation champion hulk HOGAN here at wrestlemania for this afternoon. You've got the opportunity to change that it's been hard to live with man. Five. Andrei? And your time has come down the giants who was also. It was just. Wrestling stuff is phony, right? Yeah. It's all fake, right. Yeah. We'll actors they're they're acting. Well, don't tell don't tell people who like, you know, people who love love love the wrestling. Don't think it's funny. What do you mean? They don't think story when I was a sportscaster in Boston. I went down to Boston Garden, and and the people the fans of the wrestling. They don't think it's funny. They actually believe they buy into it. You know, they they're yelling at the at the referee that the other guy has a can opener in his head. Yes. He's got a cat. But they believe it's real stuff. It don't they have signals like they tap the ring like three times. I mean, I'm gonna win. And you know, I'm sure it's choreographed. Yes. That'd be in pretty good shape. But it's all fake mean. Jean Oberlin die actually had to kidney transplants during his life. They didn't say the exact cause of death. But you.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Well, it's day catch my friend. Josh Mathews of impact wrestling because we found it earlier today as I mentioned previously here on the show before went on the air that heard the news of the passing, gene Oakland. Josh Joshu are both lucky guys be able to work with me, gene, WWE, and and so forth. What's your what's your memories in by the way, thanks for be with us? Oh, not down daunting day. But what were your memories of Maine, gene as a young buck announcer? First of all, thank you for having me on the show this week and to echo, you're sediments. You're right of his a bit of a rough day. We were on the way to the gym this morning. We saw the news and just sort of put a damper on on the whole day in probably the next few days. I mean, I just mean meaning was the guy. I mean when you when I was a kid, and I started watching WWE wrestlemainia too. So, you know, I grew up with me, gene. As as the backstage interviewer in, you know, at the time, you know, now when you become an announcer. You know, you want to be at the desk calling the shows but back then like me, gene, just held that spot w has a spot named after me, gene, the ochre position with the camera looking over at all the fans, and you know, me gene was such a part of my childhood. And then JR remember the show w confidential that they did for for a couple of years. It was a Saturday night show. Do. Gene, hosted that in that was my very early career as announcer, and I would sit on the floor of the studio at one twenty Hamilton. And I would just sit and watch gene do that show every week. And it was the highlight of my week to watch that he was such a pro he treated everyone in the studio from John McCall to Jill Clarke, like they were his friends and family, and it was just what are they? Gene, had a cocktail or shared a cocktail. He may have had a cocktail. He certainly shared a cocktail with many of the of the blue collar working people had no issues of that. He was so unpretentious. And I don't think that sometimes he realized how famous that he was that was he was so humble. And it was it was real. And you didn't want her to pitch into say, gene snap out of your star. 'cause he was so lovable the way he was. He'll truly be missed in. And I'll always treasure in cherish the time that I got to spend with him. You obviously knew along than I did I posted a photo on Instagram this morning, and you know, obviously thoughts and prayers with his with his friends and family today, Josh on Instagram at Josh Mathews. He's also on Twitter kids at real Josh Mathews. How many of those edges go through for what she wanted to. 'cause I guess telling you got to Russia your name on Twitter thousand Josh Matthews is of some sort. I had Josh Matt W E, and they called me and told me I had change it. So I had to find something. And now you're talking two thousand fourteen so yeah, there was quite a few. Well, you know, you get the station. Make do you do coin yourself as real the, you know, all those other things you could utilize there in any event. Did you you? You know, I always thought I was driving up here today from Norman Oklahoma city. And I was thinking Josh about probably in the day pretty much. Oh Yoon apology because I could probably are thinking about this. You know, I was thinking how much interaction I have with. Josh when we were there WWE thinking, you know, I don't know if the schedules are different or I was perceiving myself to be too busy. But I could've helped you more think in the day. And I are maybe my ego was too out of control the to do that. I'm not so sure what it was. But I'll follow Josh for not being a heavier back a little bit better there in WWE because I've come to realize back nine of life. Josh that you know that..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

10 10 WINS

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

"Now from the WFAN sports desk tonight. Here's Bobby useless. Larry Knicks off until Friday when visit the Lakers. The nets are playing for the first time this brand new year, they drag to the finish of the old year losing games last week in Charlotte and in Milwaukee. But tonight, they are back home or they have been playing well lately, and they are certainly resuscitated tonight. Eight twenty five to go in the first half Nestle by twenty Brooklyn fifty three New Orleans. Thirty three is a niche bid for their eighth win in their last nine home games. They've got twenty four points from their Bank so far Shabazz. Napier nine the Mari Carol eight nets by twenty. Raiders tonight. They're bidding for their third straight win. They're taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Five of this guy by the second period there at no score at the devils have won three in a row. They are getting outstanding goaltending from rookie MacKenzie. Blackwood is recorded back to back shutouts tonight. The devils. Visit Dallas you can listen to that game radio dot com. The giants have missed the playoffs in six of the past seven seasons. It is Dave Gettleman job to build a playoff caliber team. And the giants GM today. Dressed many of the teams concerns here is what is at the top of his list. It's easy to win games. When you don't have play makers, we need we need to improve the defense. Guys. We've got to get better on the defensive side. And on the offensive side Gettleman has a decision to make about as quarterback. He would not yet commit to Ulli manning as quarterback for twenty nineteen college basketball. Seton Hall on the road to twenty three to go there at Xavier now leading that game seventy two. The sixty eight sport to fifteen to forty five around the clock. Bobby short ten ten once-portly that sad news from the wrestling world tonight as learned that hall of fame WWE announcer mean gene Oakland has died. Aaron Katersky tonight heavyweight champion of the world hulk HOGAN during the wrestling resurgence of the nineteen eighty s standing alongside hulk HOGAN Jesse Ventura. And Andre the giant mean, Jean ochre, lavar world's biggest professional athlete, Andre the giant WWE called Oakland. The most recognizable interviewer in sports entertainment history. His broadcasting career in wrestling began in one thousand nine hundred seventy and his last appearance on WWE TV came a year ago. Oakland was born in South Dakota and spent his later years in Florida before his death at the age of seventy six Oakland, given the name mean, gene by the sports star turned former Minnesota governor Jesse the body Ventura Oakland inducted in the WWE hall of fame in two thousand six by hope ogan tweeted today main gene, I love you my brother rest in peace. Wins. News time eight seventeen this.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

The Jim Ross Report

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report

"Spotify tune in Stitcher, or however, you listen to your slobber knocker audio and don't get believes that five star rating that we cut it so much that we embrace so much the foster ratings are you man or woman enough to leave me a star rating? We'll see. On today's show. I got far too. Jim cornet conversation. What you don't wanna miss cozy is uncensored, and and maybe I've prompted a little bit. Who knows great interview though, Joe cornet today for too and also gonna talk to impact wrestling's play by play man, my friend, Josh Mathews who I worked with WWE back in the day. So we'll talk about that. They have big event called homecoming on pay per view this Sunday that I will be watching on the fight app. FIT the fight app, which I encourage you to download as well. But right now, ladies and gentlemen, lack it or not. Here's what's on my mind. Man. I'll tell you just before he went on the air today to record this show. I got word that my dear friend, Jean Oakland passed away. Just a few hours ago as I record this at the age of seventy six, and I I took my breath. I couldn't really believe what I was hearing. I didn't wanna believe what I was hearing. I wanted to be able to fill up the phone and call oaks and asking what he thought about Monday's game between Alabama and Clemson. Are what did you have for dinner last night, which do New Year's Eve the last time I saw Jean was at wrestle Cade? In Winston Salem, North Carolina on thanksgiving weekend. Got their own Friday. Gene was already in the bar setting down he'd been little unsteady. You know, he told me his heaven hard time maintaining balance he's getting fatigued or easier. But forgot that I think to transplant procedures done and being seventy six years old and working like a Trojan. You know, I can so much dentist. I with gene Oakland's life, especially. The latter stages of his life. We both were overachievers. And he had this unique skill that will never be matched because he had instincts. He had practical product knowledge. He learned in the territory system, the the inner workings wrestling, creative and how to enhance stars with what he's by what he said. So gene was a special special talent. And God Omani what we all of us broadcast wouldn't give for his types. Nobody sounded more great baritone clear resonant voice, gene, Oakland. So we had a couple of cocktails maybe three. And then we adjourned he was going to his room to watch the Oklahoma West Virginia game as was I my room. And then I saw him the next day at the Russell Kate event. And that was it. I left that afternoon. Five home. I never saw again. Tomorrow's are never guaranteed. Notre words ever spoken. Jane got to WWE in nineteen Ninety-three wash one of the handful of people. That accepted me even though Vince hired me and that went along way. Obviously there are people in various departments that did not cover it. My friendship. That did not include gene, Oakland are Bobby Heenan Parrella monsoon. They were my guardian angels. I grew in a very press..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Vaguely. Oh, sad. News in the world of sports karma. I haven't heard this reported on any of your cast. I'm a little disappointed legendary WWE interviewer mean, gene Oakland has died at the age of seventy six Oakland. Join WWE in one thousand nine hundred four after spending nearly fifteen years in the Awa he remained with WWE from nine eighty four to nineteen Ninety-three and then worked for WCW from ninety three to two thousand one he became the most notable interviewer in professional wrestling history. He had a remarkable chemistry with hulk HOGAN who started each interview with Oakland by uttering, the famous phrase, let me tell you something mean Jean. Said it like that too. So mean, Jean was president through the rise of hulkamania and WWE pay tribute to by many current and former wrestlers on social media today. And if you don't know what mean Jean Oakland sounded like where have you been at all academy, buddy? Gino TV twenties. All star wrestling all the air. Listen to this, ladies and gentlemen, biggest professional athlete and the unpire world by guests at this time his name Andre the giant from Grenoble, France, exactly. How tall are you? Andre how much do you away? Ninety seven pounds four hundred Bigfoot series sometime back what was the name of that series? The six hundred. I was the guy Bigfoot on there. Very good. Andre the giant the gentle giant until you get in the ring that it's a completely different. There's be Gede. And that means we're done..

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"gene oakland" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

10 10 WINS

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on 10 10 WINS

"The on again off again bromance between President Trump and Republican Senator elect Mitt Romney is off again after Romney slams Trump in the Washington Post op Ed correspondent saga megani? With the latest volley on the Tinton wins ring central Newsline, seven years ago. Trump endorsed Romney's presidential rod is tough. He's smart. He Scharping Donald Trump's magnificent hotel and having his endorsement is a delight. But when Trump ran the as neither the temperament nor the judgment to be President Trump reminded him. What happened in twenty twelve dogged Romney changed his tune after Trump won and considered him for secretary of state. He continues with a message bringing people together Romney road yesterday, the Washington Post, he hoped the president would rise to the occasion, but says he's characters. Lacking. Saga megani at the White House. Yeah. Romney says in the two years Trump has been in office. He has not risen to the mantle of the office. Trump responded as this guy of flake some calling that a veiled shot at the retiring. Arizona Republican Senator Jeff flake who had been taking Trump to the woods set in his last few months in office, but guess who has taken size with the president mitt Romney's niece Brana McDaniel who call Rodney's criticism of Trump disappointing and unproductive, but then some say McDaniel had to make that position you happens to be the chair of the Republican National Committee. Sad news from the wrestling world today, where we learn hall of fame WWE announcer mean gene Oakland has died was Aaron Katersky now heavyweight champion of the world hulk HOGAN during the wrestling resurgence of the nineteen eighty s standing alongside hulk HOGAN Jesse Ventura and Andre the giant booze mean, Jean ochre world's biggest professional athlete, Andre the giant WWE called Oakland. The most recognizable interviewer in sports entertainment history. His broadcasting career in wrestling began in nineteen seventy and his last appearance on WWE TV came a year ago. Oakland was born in South Dakota and spent his later years in Florida before his death at the age of seventy six Okinawan, given the name means gene about the sports star turned former Minnesota governor Jesse the body Ventura wins news time.

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"gene oakland" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"gene oakland" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"Wind. Depend continues through the region today. Ross and freeze conditions could remain the right now, we are waking up to some frosty conditions for the San Fernando in San Gabriel valley's in that. We do have a hard freeze warning for the antelope valley. And also the apple and Lucerne valley's hide will warm up into the low sixties from the coast tour valleys, and then as we head into Thursday, mid sixties. And then by the time we head into Friday, mid to upper sixties Saturday and Sunday wings are changing as another system gets closer to us that could bring us rain as we head into late Saturday into Sunday was that in California's most accurate dependable forecast. I'm CBS to meteorologist hambur leaf or KNX ten seventy NewsRadio says fifty one this morning in west Covina. It's thirty nine degrees. And in Yorba, Linda right now, it is forty four. Seventeen ad KNX WWE announcer mean gene Oakland has died. TMZ says that he was most famous announcer in the history of pro wrestling often stood toe to toe some of sports toughest and biggest skies, creating entertainment interviews. He was also a member of the WWE hall of fame. Gene. Oakland was seventy six years old and get a lot of tributes coming in this morning, hulk HOGAN, among them saying mean, gene, I love you. My brother summer residence of a Pasadena neighborhoods say they are concerned with an uptick in the number settings that are just right in the middle of the day people who live along out Edina drive. Just north of the to ten say the coyotes just don't appear humans. There is some concern because he can go after small animals, and we've heard that they can jump up like six foot offenses and says we got little kids. So there's some concern actually sure the Pasadena humane society says if you encounter a Coyote just be noisy integrates your of. And maybe it will run away house that belonged to a couple accused of holding their kids hostage and torturing them thirteen kids. Well, their house has been. Up for auction. And that's set to end this afternoon. The top bid now above three hundred thousand dollars. This was out in Paris oversight county, David and Louis Turpin, and it's not clear whether everyone who was bidding on the house that's in foreclosure knows its history because the information is not on the listing. Big sinkhole form, narrowing shirt off our hundred in Anaheim, this is on east willow, wick circle the hydrant was damaged when the car headed last night. Water main was also ruptured water in the area until the crews could get there to fix things health visuals in southern California say they've been seeing an increase in people going hospitals with flu like symptoms, an infection control specialist at dignity health in Los Angeles tells can ex- flu vaccine still good option. Anybody takes a flu vaccine today..

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