Roman Reigns paid an emotional tribute to WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkle. The WWE lost its legendary announcer, known as The Fink, at the age of 69. Howard began working for the company in 1975 and was the longest-lived employee in WWE history. He also lent his voice for a WrestleMania match for the first time. Mourning the loss, Roman posted a heartfelt message to the beloved announcer and said that even as his health had declined, Howard was concerned about Roman’s well being..
Roman leave of absence in 2018 after suffering from leukemia. Roman mentioned in the tweet that Howard was concerned about his battle with leukemia. He wrote “Even as Howard’s health declined, he was more concerned about me and my fight to be healthy. We lost one of the greatest ever. He was the greatest ring announcer ever, and that couldn’t even compare to the human being that he was. RIP Fink,”
“When considering the greatest ring announcers in the history of sports and sports-entertainment, you’d be hard-pressed to name one better than Howard Finkel,” WWE said in a statement reacting to the sad news. Company CEO Vince McMahon also tweeted an emotional message for the announcer. He wrote “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,”