Fink Talks WrestleMania, HHH-Metallica, 'Mania Feuds To Continue?
-- WWE is advertising Edge and Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes and Alberto Del Rio for their SmackDown! taping in Greensboro, NC on April 26th so it looks like both of those feuds will continue after Sunday. Edge is featured with the title in the commercials. You can purchase tickets for this event at this link.
-- Arda Ocal & Jimmy Korderas caught up with WWE Hall of Famer and the only man to ever appear at every WrestleMania event since it's inception - Howard Finkel - on Right After Wrestling earlier this week. Here are some highlights:
His favorite celebrity to work with and celebrity involvement at WrestleMania: "Where do I begin. Of course, Muhammad Ali. At that time, he was to boxing what Hulk Hogan was to wrestling. Years to years, I worked with Joan Rivers in 1986 and enjoyed meeting her. Donald Trump - how could you go wrong with Donald Trump. What an entrepreneur he is and a class-act that he was. A lot of these celebrities were fans - some weren't. But once many of them 'got the rub' from the WWE/F machine, they became fans from then on"
On how unique WrestleMania is as an event and why it continues to deliver: "It's classified as 'expecting the unexpected'. There is no other event - on the face of this Earth, in my humble opinion - that can give you bang-for-your-buck every year, consistently. You want the very best of events - in entertainment - it's WrestleMania."
On his defining moment in his career and at WrestleMania: "Personally, WrestleMania 3 - Pontiac Silverdome, 1987. To stand in the middle of the ring and look around at 93,173 people looking down at us - myself, and the WWF superstars, that was the greatest moment for me. And just to know all those people were there to have a good time and I had to perform - to ring annonounce - for those people...that'll never happen again. I don't think I'll ever work in front of crowds that huge - that 'landmarkish' - ever again. I was absolutely filled with pride for Vince (McMahon) on that day."
For the full interview, click here.
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