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Reactions to WWE Legend Howard Finkel Passing At 69



WWE has announced the passing of their legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel at the age 69. He made his ring announcing debut at Madison Square Garden in 1977 for WWE’s predecessor, WWWF.

The Fink became the first — and eventually longest-serving — employee as the WWWF changed to WWF and eventually WWE. The Fink was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 4, 2009.

“The Fink” was there for some of the biggest events in history including the very first WrestleMania. He announced the arrival of everyone from Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The way his voice boomed as he announced another attendance record or welcomed a sold-out Madison Square Garden or a new champion, Finkel became an important fixture at events