• Old School WWF Ring Announcer Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Ring Announcer “The Fink” Howard Finkel turns 69 today.
Howard Finkel worked as a ring announcer for the World Wrestling Federation (World Wide Wrestling Federation during his early days) from 1975 until 2016, although he became a part timer during the early 2000s.
The Fink appeared at every WrestleMania from the first one in 1985 till WrestleMania 32, including an appearance in a toga as “Finkus Maximus” during WrestleMania IX.
In 2009, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his close personal friend Mean Gene Okerlund.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWARD FINKEL!
• Backstage News On What Vince McMahon Thinks About Undertaker vs. Goldberg
As we noted before, Goldberg’s promo on SmackDown wasn’t written for him and was unscripted. According to WrestlingNewsCo, Vince McMahon really enjoyed Goldberg’s promo and then the brief face-to-face confrontation between Goldberg & The Undertaker.
It is being reported that both Goldberg & The Undertaker (who are in great shape for this match) are motivated to have a good match, but there’s no guarantee that the match will go longer than a few minutes.
Vince McMahon realizes that The Undertaker’s match at WWE Crown Jewel PPV was much longer than it needed to be and the idea here is to make it similar to Goldberg’s match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33, which was short, but explosive and the crowd was on their feet.
As we noted earlier, The Undertaker is the favorite to win this match at WWE Super ShowDown.