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I only saw him infrequently in WCW, but from what I understand, he was a heck of a wrestler and hard as hell in the ring,like Bob Holly. Whatever happened to him? Did WWE get him?



Also, I thought I heard somewhere that he had a fake foot, that is a prosthetic foot from some accident and that's why he retired..or am I losing it?

(edited by Punkinhed on 10.5.02 1404)
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Since: 21.1.02
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Fit Finlay got injured from a botched table spot in one of WCW's hardcore matches and is no longer able to work in the ring... why WCW picked Finlay of all people for the hardcore division I have no idea, he worked pretty stiff but was far better at that than as a garbage wrestler... anyways yes he does work for the WWE, he's a road agent and I keep hearing that he is the reason why the womens division works so hard these days.

(Edit: I used the word 'stiff' way to many times, so I changed a couple. Word.)

(edited by CxMorgado on 10.5.02 1729)
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#3 Posted on
Ok I'm an idiot but what does "stiff" refer to. Is this a good thing or bad thing?

I always liked Finley in the WCW- he was sold as the typical fighting Irish dude, which was stereotypical of course, but still cool. I believe there is an article on him in the back of one of the most recent WWF magazines.

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Yes, Fit Finlay is in charge of the women's division. He is responsible for the women improving.



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Since: 21.1.02
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#5 Posted on
When you hear about a wrestler working "stiff", it means that they aren't pulling their punches too much. To make their moves look realistic, they're actually connecting with them at least a bit. Hardcore Holly and Bradshaw are good examples of stiff workers, their punches and clotheslines actually look like they connect/hurt. Now, there's a difference between looking stiff and being stiff, according to Lance Storm's comment board while Tajiri's kicks look stiff, they aren't. So to sum it up, looking stiff is good (makes the match look realistic), while actually being stiff can be viewed negatively in some cases, positively in others.

I think someone made a dictionary of wrestling terms like that, but I can't remember where it is. Anyone have the link to one?
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#6 Posted on
I could never get into Finley. He had the William Regal style of working in the ring, but without the personality or character. The only thing he and Bob Holly really have in common is chopping off mullets and dying their hair blonde.



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Since: 4.1.02
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#7 Posted on
Fit Finlay was a good worker, indeed kinda stiff at times.
Notice that since he is a road agent several people, including Jazz, are using his roll through slam.
(fireman's carry into a forward roll/slam)

I thought he hurt his leg really bad in that lame WCW wrecking yard hardcore brawl?
I do recall that his tendons were almost cut and all. Pretty serious injury. He came back after healing but was never the same, mostly because he didn't get pushed anymore..;)



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#8 Posted on
It was another match a little while after the "hardcore invitational" (that he won) where he got hurt.

Also, I thought I heard somewhere that he had a fake foot, that is a prosthetic foot from some accident and that's why he retired..or am I losing it?

This you might be mixing up with Kerry Von Erich.

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Since: 4.1.02
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#9 Posted on
Finlay was wrestling Brian Knobbs at a house show in one of the Hardcore Matches. If I remember correctly - they were doing a spot that had a presawed table propped up in the corner. Finlay was whipped into the table and the table broke wrong/early. He leg went through the table and got stuck. The jagged edges torn the hell out of his leg. The injury was so bad that they had to stop the match and stretcher him out.

Fit tried to make a comeback after a little while but the injury ended up being to much to overcome.

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Since: 19.3.02
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#10 Posted on
I was just watching a Nitro match between Finlay and Benoit for a TV title shot and the crowd was going nuts for them right from the start. it wasn't just this is a good match heat, they were actually over with "benoit" and "Finlay sucks" chants and everything.
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It's just great to see where all that heat went later on in his WCW tenure.
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I liked his stiff style.... i would have loved to see a healthy Finley in the WWE (screw you WILDLIFE PEOPLE).




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