Sad news from WWE. Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel died at the age of 69.
"The Fink" debuted as a ring announcer for WWE (then known as WWWF) in 1977 and became a full-time announcer in 1979. He continued in that role into the 2000s before transitioning into a part-time announcing position and primarily working for WWE in a behind-the-scenes capacity.
Finkel was honored for his many contributions to the professional wrestling business in 2009 when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.