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Hulk Hogan, Trish Stratus, John Cena & Other Wrestling Stars React To The Death Of WWF’s 1st Ever Employee – Howard Finkel

Howard Finkel With WWF Intercontinental Champion RIP Death

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 16, 1991) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling

On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches, studio interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1991’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Highlights Of Bobby Heenan Wearing A Kilt From Last Week

– Tugboat vs. The Brooklyn Brawler

– WWF Update

– In Studio Guest: The Bushwhackers

– Col. Mustafa vs. Jim Powers

– In Studio Guest: I.R.S.

– Jimmy Snuka vs. Randy Sharkey

– Koko B. Ware vs. Louie Spicolli

– The Funeral Parlor With Paul Bearer: The Ultimate Warrior Is His Guest

– The Legion Of Doom vs. Haku/The Barbarian (Joined In Progress)

– In Studio Guest: Miss Elizabeth

– WWF Event Center

– Kerry Von Erich vs. Barry O

– The Mountie vs. Larry Ludden

– The Bushwhackers Come Out And Confront I.R.S

– Greg Valentine vs. The Genius

– Macho Man Randy Savage Comes Out and Confronts Bobby Heenan In The Studio

• Hulk Hogan, Trish Stratus, John Cena & Other Wrestling Stars React To The Death Of WWF’s 1st Ever Employee – Howard Finkel

As we noted earlier, WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel passed away at the age of 69.

Below is how the wrestling world reacted to the passing of WWF’s 1st ever employee:

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I will miss this man. Howard Finkel was the voice @christian4peeps and I emulated when we performed our own ring introductions for our living room or side yard(depending on the weather) wrestling “shows”. I know there’s an entire generation of kids, now grizzled adults who did the same thing. He was “our voice”. When I debuted in the WWE and I heard Howard’s voice introduce Edge, I welled up. THAT’S when it became real that I’d made it. I will never forget the goosebumps I had the night on a house show at The Skydome when he said “and NEEEEEEWWWW Intercontinental Champion”. Our first tag title win at WrestleMania of all places. The voice? Howard. More importantly than all of that, he was my friend. He was a genuine, warm and compassionate man who absolutely LOVED his job. I remember standing with him nightly behind the curtain with a bunch of the boys firing him up as Welcome to the Jungle played for his ring intro music. This hurts. The Fink. The best. Ever.

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