RIP Howard Finkel, the Greatest Ring Announcer of All Time



I was so sad to hear this past Thursday that Howard Finkel had passed away. 

As the WWF / WWE's main ring announcer for so many years, he was one of the definitive voices of my childhood and beyond. The way he'd hit "NEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!" when announcing a title change gave it so much additional importance. 

And it was especially awesome when an Intercontinental Champion was crowned, or as the Fink would say it, INNNNNN-tercontinental Champi-OOONNNNNN!" 

If ever a human being could be said to own a word or two, Fink owned those two. 

RIP Howard Finkel. Let the bell ring 10 times.

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