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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2019 06:07 am
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Mean Gene dying was big mainstream news in the Twin Cities in both newspapers, local talk radio shows, and all the TV news shows. The local NBC affiliate gave his passing a lot of play because the station's studio was home of the AWA's All Star Wrestling from the promotion's early 1960s inception until the spring of 1979 with Gene Okerlund having been an ad salesman there before getting made the interview guy on the wrestling show and going on to a long pro wrestling career and great fame.