The Wrestling World Reacts To Howard Finkel’s Death

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The Wrestling World Reacts To Howard Finkel’s Death

In what has already been a tough week for our @WWE family, today we lost our 1st ever employee and WWE Hall of Famer, @howardfinkel. Howard’s voice is iconic & recognized by generations of fans. He will be missed. #RIPHowardFinkel Thank you for everything. ❤️🙏❤️

— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 16, 2020

IMPACT Wrestling is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Howard Finkel. We send our condolences to his friends and family.


The CAC would like to pass along our deepest sympathies to the family of Howard Finkel, long time announcer and amazing personality. Howard had a charm that none of us will ever forget, and we are truly heartbroken at this time. May he finally be at peace

— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) April 16, 2020

The National Wrestling Alliance sends its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fans of legendary pro wrestling ring announcer Howard Finkel.

— NWA (@nwa) April 16, 2020

Howard was the best. It’s that simple. I’ll never forget the last few times I saw him…the excitement he still had for the industry, the genuine concern he showed when asking about how my family was doing despite his own declining health…

I’m so grateful I got to know him.

— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) April 16, 2020

Im crushed
I lost my friend today
I saw him once a month
The Voice of Wrestling
I loved him so much
The Fink

— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) April 16, 2020

Thank you sir for introducing my childhood memories. RIP

— David LaGreca (@davidlagreca1) April 16, 2020

THANK YOU, Mr. Finkel. For your kindness EVERY time we had the chance to interact and for providing a soundtrack to so many of our memories. From our first conversation in ‘99 to our last, you made me feel like more than I was. I’m forever grateful. 🙏❤️

— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) April 16, 2020

Introduced so much of my childhood.

A colleague and friend in adulthood. @howardfinkel was the voice every person growing up from 1980 through 2000 wanted saying… AND NEW…

We love your forever Howard!

— David Lagana (@Lagana) April 16, 2020

It’ll always stick me with whenever The Fink would announce a title change.

I don’t think anybody could ever hit that “And NEWWWWW!” as well as he could!

A sad loss for the world. Rest In Peace Howard Finkel.

— Ligero (@Ligero1) April 16, 2020

The voice of our childhood. ❤️🙏🏽

— Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) April 16, 2020

Dammit, this is a another kick in the gut. 😞😞 Rest Easy Fink! One of the greatest and most recognizable voices in history. Loved this dude. Everyone did.

— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 16, 2020

Oh man. Howard was such a nice man. I loved talking with him. When we did RAW 10 from the Restaurant I spend almost the whole day chatting with him. #RIP

— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) April 16, 2020

Every wrestling fan at some point envisions themselves making an entrance at WrestleMania. I have done it almost everyday of my life, and The Fink is the only voice I hear saying my name in my head.

— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) April 16, 2020

Very sad to wake up to the news of Howard Finkel's passing. The most iconic voice in the history of the wrestling business. I was lucky to meet Howard on a few occasions and he was always so kind, complimentary & classy. My thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones today.

— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) April 16, 2020

Thanks for the memories Fink ,i admired you so much as a person , always first class act guy and the best ring annoncer ever . R.I.P my friend Howard Finkel .

— PCO MONSTER Mania (@PCOisNotHuman) April 16, 2020

He. Named. @WrestleMania.


— AJKirsch (@AJKirsch) April 16, 2020

I’ll never forget going to my first wrestling event and hearing “WELCOME TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!!”

RIP. 🙏🏼

— Proud & Powerful🇵🇷 (@Santana_Proud) April 16, 2020

He was our voice of wrestling. The world lost an amazing human today in @howardfinkel

— Dylan Postl (@wwehornswoggle) April 16, 2020

Howard Finkel was iconic in every sense. His passion for the sport was endless. Next to Vince himself I don't know if anyone adored WWE as much as Howard. A true sweetheart and kind soul. The voice of WWE/WWF forever left his mark and will forever be missed. #RIPFink

— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) April 16, 2020

I'm absolutely gutted over the passing of Howard Finkel. Another voice of my childhood has been silenced. Such a sweet, sweet man. I'll miss our conversations about wrestling and Rock N Roll. This ABSOLUTELY sucks. Love ya Fink!

— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) April 16, 2020

On the heels of the mass releases from yesterday, to now learn we have lost the G.O.A.T. of ring announcer’s, The Fink.
Howard will be sorely missed, but, always remembered, because he was simply the BEST! RIP Howard.

— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) April 16, 2020

Fink was not only an indelible part of my childhood but he couldn’t have been sweeter to me any time I saw him backstage. I’m grateful to have known him.

— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) April 16, 2020