|Born||June 7, 1950|
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 16, 2020 (aged 69)|
Madison, Connecticut, U.S.
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Howard Finkel|
|Billed height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Howard Finkel (June 7, 1950 – April 16, 2020) was an American professional wrestling ring announcer. He worked with WWE since 1977. He began working for Vince McMahon Sr.'s World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) in 1975 and was a ring announcer, beginning in 1977. Finkel was seen as one of the best ring announcers of all time.
Job titles[change | change source]
- WWF Superstars of Wrestling ring announcer
- Heat ring announcer
- Byte This host
- Raw ring announcer (January 1993 - 1997)
- SmackDown ring announcer
- House show ring announcer
- Madison Square Garden ring announcer
- Madison Square Garden color commentator
- WWE Hall of Fame announcer (WrestleMania)
- Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) ring announcer
References[change | change source]
- "Howard Finkel's imdb Profile". IMDB.com. April 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Howard Finkel's Profile". Online World of Wrestling. April 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Howard Finkel passes away". WWE. April 16, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- HOW HOWARD FINKEL LIVED HIS FINAL DAYS