• Legendary WWF Ring Announcer Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Legendary Old School WWF Ring Announcer “The Fink” Howard Finkel would have turned 70 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 in 2016, 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 & † REST IN PEACE
June 7, 1950 – April 16, 2020
• WWF Veteran Says AEW’s Roster Is The Greatest Roster He’s Ever Worked With
Matt Hardy left WWE earlier this year to sign with AEW. He looks pretty happy there due to the creative freedom he’s been given. Hardy discussed this while speaking on Busted Open Radio.
Below are the highlights:
On his AEW run:
“Yes, it’s extremely fun. I think the thing that’s so fun about it is that you’re given this platform and this scenario to create as an artist and as an artist it’s very important if you’re passionate to translate your vision through to what you’re doing. And if you can do that it’s so much more entertaining and it’s not like a job, it’s fun.
This love of your life hobby that you have and you’re able to do that here and they listen to your feedback. Guys help one another, it’s such a positive environment in so many ways. There’s so many young guys I can help and teach and just help improve their game as time goes on and improve the product while doing that.”
On how WWE booked him:
“It’s extremely frustrating obviously. I knew what I was getting into going back there and just with the way things went back I knew it was a roll of the dice but let’s give it a shot. Maybe things will be different, you know the system.
Their mentality is that once they have something set in their head of who you are, even towards the end when they tried to sign me, I know in the machine’s head what I am and what my role is going to be. I had to leave, regardless of how much money they would offer I had to turn it down because I would rather go somewhere else and be on this platform and create and I could be happy.”
On his runs in different promotions:
“This AEW job and being here, this is the greatest roster and the most fun that I’ve ever had. Behind this would be the TNA run I had when I first started doing Broken Matt. This is the best gig I’ve ever had, I’m so fortunate and lucky to be here right now.”
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