Hulk and Gene were great friends for decades -- their interviews were classic. Hulk tweeted about Okerlund after his passing saying the guy was "the best partner I ever had."
"We never rehearsed or did anything scripted from a writer. Gene would ask me, 'Hey big man what do u want to do?' I would always answer 'just follow you brother' and it worked from 1980 - 2017. RIP my brother HH."
Unclear exactly how the tribute will play out -- but expect it to be emotional.
As we previously reported, Gene's health went into decline roughly a month ago when he suffered injuries due to a fall at his Florida home.
He was transferred to a nursing home, but was never able to recover.
Okerlund passed away Wednesday morning with his wife, Jeanne, at his side.