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#1 Posted on 12.1.06 1701.18
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I was just at wwe.com watching the Finlay is coming videos.
I wasn't a WCW fan when he was there so I don't know much about him. What kind of threat can he be? Is he US or World championship caliber or a jobber or mid carder?
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#2 Posted on 12.1.06 1737.59
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Personally, I don't see Finlay being used as anything more than a JTTS. He doesn't have youth on his side, and after his leg injury in WCW, you've got to wonder how much mobility he's got left.

That being said, he is a TOUGH BASTARD. I'm not sure if Smackdown are really in need of a brawler right now, but if they are, they've got a damn good one here. He's going to have to find a new finisher though. Did he ever use anything besides the tombstone?
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#3 Posted on 12.1.06 1755.13
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I never saw him as anything more than a jobber in WCW. He was never a strong television champion and he never really did anything truly memorable. I don't remember his matches with Benoit and Booker T being much more than average in 1998.
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#4 Posted on 12.1.06 1819.03
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Regal and Finlay sure had some nasty matches.

If you ever wanted to see two guys who just wanted to work stiff and beat the crap outta each other for the hell of it, those were the guys.

Too bad he cut his hair; he had a fine, aged mullet ten years ago.
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#5 Posted on 12.1.06 1951.50
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Too bad he cut his hair; he had a fine, aged mullet ten years ago.


You mean this? Complete with molestache.

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#6 Posted on 12.1.06 2012.14
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I really liked the first video on the website, the other two were basically the same thing only lamer.

I just hope he gets better than Hardcore Holly treatment, and doesn't get stuck in yellow and orange camo again.

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#7 Posted on 12.1.06 2219.48
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    Originally posted by Mayhem
      Originally posted by Cerebus
      Too bad he cut his hair; he had a fine, aged mullet ten years ago.


    You mean this? Complete with molestache.

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That's a decent picture, but I remember him looking a bit more like Rugged Ronnie Garvin, for some reason. At least, when his hair was bleached.

I would imagine that he'll get lumped in with Birchill (sp?) and Regal. I wouldn't mind seeing a Regal/Finlay match.
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#8 Posted on 13.1.06 0651.01
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There's tough. Then there's Fit Finlay tough.


If that's his gimmick (like Technical Wrestling is Beniot's) and let that go through, like Beniot he'll get over. They also could put him in the Foley role of helping launch youngster's careers. Just because he's older and mobility may be lacking (MAY be lacking, he's be training for months don't forget) than the rest doesn't mean they can't do anything with him.


Looking forward to seeing him an action.
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#9 Posted on 13.1.06 0734.55
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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    I really liked the first video on the website, the other two were basically the same thing only lamer.

    I just hope he gets better than Hardcore Holly treatment, and doesn't get stuck in yellow and orange camo again.

    (edited by BigDaddyLoco on 12.1.06 2117)


On a side note, where has Hardcore Holly been as of late? I don't recall even seeing him on Velocity. I'm not really a fan of the guys, but he could be of some use on a talent-depleted Smackdown roster.
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#10 Posted on 13.1.06 0925.45
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I remember watching Finlay, too. He wasn't a tremendous talent, but he certainly wasn't horrible or anything.

I don't think it could hurt at this stage to throw some veterans in the mix on SmackDown. No, they don't have to be headliners, but just to deepen the roster a little, it's not a bad idea. I'm thinking he and JBL could probably put on a decent little brawl.

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#11 Posted on 13.1.06 1055.49
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I remember an article back in an old WCW magazine which was Fit being mad because they never spelled his name right I can't remember if it was Finlay and they spelled it Finley or vice-versa, but I just remember it was like three or four pages long just him complaining about how they couldn't spell it properly. As for wondering if he was good I seem to remember him and Brian Knoobs having some decent garbage brawls for the Hardcore title, and I think he had a match with Norman Smily(sp?) that I laughed at for about two weeks.
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#12 Posted on 13.1.06 1239.18
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    Originally posted by Above Average 1
    ...and I think he had a match with Norman Smiley that I laughed at for about two weeks.


Why the fuck hasn't the WWE brought in Norman?

He was mad over in WCW, but he was no where to be seen since then, that I can recall. Did they even give him any try-outs?

Damn I miss him, and he'd make a more then welcome addition to SMACKDOWN.
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#13 Posted on 13.1.06 1243.03
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    He was mad over in WCW, but he was no where to be seen since then, that I can recall. Did they even give him any try-outs?


They did. He's not very good anymore. He tried to go back to Mexico, and got killed in the press for being horrible.
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#14 Posted on 13.1.06 1309.14
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They brought in Kenzo Suzuki. They just brought back Mark Henry. Why not bring Norman Smiley back, it's not as if in-ring finesse is their top priority at the moment.

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#15 Posted on 13.1.06 1315.14
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    Originally posted by Spank E
    They brought in Kenzo Suzuki. They just brought back Mark Henry. Why not bring Norman Smiley back, it's not as if in-ring finesse is their top priority at the moment.

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The Big Wiggle needs to return to TV.
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#16 Posted on 13.1.06 1406.19
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Finlay's profile has already been added to the Smackdown superstars' page.

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/smackdown/finlay/
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#17 Posted on 13.1.06 1414.57
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I gotta say, Dave looks in better shape than he was back in WCW.
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#18 Posted on 13.1.06 1434.14
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He had a tremendous brawl with Regal at Uncensored 97, other than that, he had decent matches against Booker T and Benoit. He should be a ok undercard guy, no more.
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#19 Posted on 14.1.06 0653.57
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Someone please tell me what in the world is the WWE's obsession with calling superstars by their last name? It's getting really annoying. Lashey? Finlay? What's next? Get the "GREGORY" out, because they'll just call him Helms? Come on, now...

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#20 Posted on 14.1.06 1012.36
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    Originally posted by Oliver
    Someone please tell me what in the world is the WWE's obsession with calling superstars by their last name? It's getting really annoying. Lashey? Finlay? What's next? Get the "GREGORY" out, because they'll just call him Helms? Come on, now...

    (edited by Oliver on 14.1.06 0557)


Good to see I'm not the only one bothered by that. It's sort of cool for Batista (even though he's randomly referred to as "Dave Batista") and Heidenreich (even though he was 'Jon Heidenreich" on Raw), but it's silly to have every other guy lose their first or last (Sylvan) name. How is Fit Finlay not an asskicking name?
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