An Outpouring of Tributes to the Legendary Announcer Howard Finkel


Earlier today, we announced the passing of legendary WWE Hall Of Fame announcer Howard Finkel. Shortly after, we shared some of the early reactions from the wrestling world in the link below:

The Wrestling World Reacts to Howard Finkel’s Passing

In only a few hours, many more have shared their tributes to his life in an outpouring of emotional posts, showing the scale of how beloved he was for his unparalleled kindness and generosity.

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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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