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Road Warrior talks WWE HOF, Fink on Wrestlemania memories



From Arda Ocal:

Arda Ocal & Jimmy Korderas caught up with Road Warrior Animal on Right After Wrestling – just minutes after being announced as the latest inductee (along with his former partner/manager, Hawk & Paul Ellering) into the WWE Hall of Fame. Here are some highlights:

His initial reaction on being announced as the newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame (1:15)

The honor of being a future Hall of Fame inductee with his partner Hawk and manager Paul Ellering (2:20)
“Well you know how it is. Jealousy is the greatest equalizer (in our business) sometimes. Guys who don’t get invited to it…it’s just jealousy. You look at the path people take in this business, and I knew it was going to be sooner-or-later.”

On writing his speech and the content of what he will say at the Hall of Fame ceremony (3:45)

The possibility of a physical Hall of Fame being built in the future (4:30)
“WWE is looking at a big building in Tampa. I’m gonna donate some of my gear there – maybe some of my spiked-shoulder pads will go in the Hall. They’re getting stuff from everybody. And it’s gonna be an attraction – some place where fans can go. It’s gonna be like the pro-football hall of fame”

Who he will bring to the WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony (5:25)

For the full 40+ minute show, click this link http://radio.thescore.com/episodes/howard-finkel-raw-03282011
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Hosted by Arda Ocal & Jimmy Korderas
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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. Here are some highlight:

How the name “WrestleMania” initially came about (16:10)

The feeling of going into the first WrestleMania and being the 1st true employee of the WWE/F (17:30)

His favorite celebrity to work with and celebrity involvement at WrestleMania (21:00)
“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 (23:04)
“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.”

What he thinks are Shawn Michaels’ greatest matches in his career (26:02)

What the Fink felt was his defining moment in his career and at WrestleMania (28:20)
“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 announce – 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.”

What other jobs did he do within the WWE, besides ring announcing (32:30)

PLUS SO MUCH MORE!!!

For the full 40+ minute show, click this link http://radio.thescore.com/episodes/howard-finkel-raw-03282011
R.A.W. Radio
Hosted by Arda Ocal & Jimmy Korderas
11 PM/ET


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