Rest In Peace Howard Finkel.

Another Legend Gone. How worse can 2020 be? Howard Finkel has died at the age of 69. He is the greatest ting announces WWE has ever had. Wrestlers are very much connected to him. His voice is just something we can’t get out of our head. He was also inducted in WWE Hall of Fame in the year 2009. Fans and Wrestlers love him so much because of his kind personality. Check out some of the reactions.

  • I’m sad to hear of the passing of Howard Finkel! He was a gentleman and kind soul! I will always be debted to him for escorting Eddie from Minneapolis to Phoenix after he passed. When he called me….he said…”I don’t want Eddie to be flown home by himself”. RIP love you friend – Vickie Gurrero
  • Saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and WWE’s first employee, WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel. The grandest moments in sports-entertainment history were made all the grander thanks to Howard’s iconic voice. – Vince (He has seen all the WWE’s greatest and lowest moment and been there in the company in thick and thin moments. No wonder he’s adored by everyone)
  • So sad to hear of the passing of my friend, the greatest ring announcer in the biz, Howard Finkel, at the age of 69. The Hall of Famer is now ring announcing in Heaven. #RIPFink No one was more loyal or loved pro wrestling more than The Fink – Jim Ross
  • When announcing Bret, Howard would just say “Hitman” NOT “The Hitman.” Howard Finkel always wanted everyone to sound as distinct and special as possible – Natalya (we haven’t observed this one. Nice one, Nattie)
  • At WrestleMania 2000 after E&C won our first tag titles I found myself alone in the locker room w/ Howard Finkel after the show. I said “Howard, I’ve waited my whole life to hear YOU say those words”.. AAAND NEWWW.. he hugged me.. He was genuine. He was the best. RIP – Christian
  • Very sad to hear #HowardFinkel passed. He was just a great guy always joking, laughing & positive. The greatest Ring Announcer ever, his iconic voice will live in Pro Wrestling history forever. Prayers go out to his family. – TAZ
  • Howard Finkel was a staple of my childhood. The voice we all grew up with. I first met Howard backstage at WrestleMania 33. I walked up and as I said “Hello, sir” and went to introduce myself, he burst out “HELLO, JOHNNY!” I couldn’t believe he knew MY name! ( What a great guy! )
  • 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
  • When I first got to WWE, I couldn’t wait to hear Howard Finkel announce my name. He’s without a doubt the greatest ring announcer of all time. – Booker T

One of the iconic moments: