World Championship Wrestling (WCW) announcer Mean Gene Okerlund is on the Fairfax Campus today to help Dining Services introduce the campus population to the hamburger that carries his name. Festivities for the grand opening of Mean Gene’s Burgers begin with a ribbon cutting in SUB I at 12:15 p.m. Also featured are a hamburger eating contest with a $200 cash award, door prizes, and an autograph session.
Okerlund has been the dominant voice in professional wrestling for almost 30 years. In 1983, he joined the World Wresting Federation, helping to establish it as the premier wrestling promotion company in America. Okerlund switched companies in 1993 to Ted Turner’s WCW.