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Howard Finkel Not Upset With Lilian Garcia’s Return, Triple H Celebrates Metallica

— Legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel denied the assumption that he is upset with Lilian Garcia returning to WWE as SmackDown ring announcer.

“Not true; glad she’s back!” he tweeted in response to an angry message regarding his perceived attitude toward her return. “But what is true is that you need to look in the mirror to see who the real bawbag is! BLOCKED!”

The WWE Hall of Famer added in regards to possible “heat” between the two: “Heat? That’s an NBA team that plays in Miami! Happy for Lilian and her WWE return!”

The assumption is based on Finkel appearing annoyed when asked about Garcia’s return during last Monday’s live chat. He also agreed with a fan’s remark that he should be brought back as a ring announcer.

— Triple H, who came out to “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Metallica at Wrestlemania XXVII, cut a video promo at the heavy metal band’s 30th anniversary show Saturday night at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California.

“The Game” appeared in character as he thanked Metallica for providing the soundtrack to his wrestling career. The video message was played on a large screen while personnel cleared the stage after Death Angel performed.


  • Philly655

    just watched raw… ooops definatly kane…. he does that evil smirk/smile and you can then see definatly him.. defo had me fooled tho 🙁

  • Jay

    Fink should do PPVs. Or at least the MAJOR ones.

    Let Garcia do RAW. Let Tony Chimel do Smackdown. Fire Justin Roberts.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    ^^^^^^ OK no problem.

  • Philly655

    bollocks… it is this thread…. joshy mentioned chimell, then i saw red =)

  • Philly655

    sorry bout that… the chimel comment was meant for another thread regarding the announcers changing around and chimel was mentioned… i then kinda went on a tirade… sorry peeps

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    ^^^^^^^ Ummmmmm What?

  • Philly655

    He was also rude at the Insurexxion PPV (uk only) In 2000. Me, my cousin and some others were waiting at the loading bays for the wrestlers to arrive (Kane walked in with a black towel wrapped around his head) we again asked for tonys autograph but he looked at us all and loudly said “NO!!” and stomped passed us…

    Mind you the Kat (Jerry Lawlers Wife at the time??) Got her tits out after Terri Runnels pulled her top off…

    That Miz… WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!!! – Kat was my wwf crush… YUM =)

    Hmmm thinking about it tits n uk ppvs seemed to go hand as i was at Capital Carnage and Jaqueline (Now Miss Jackie) had her top ripped off n had her massive Bangers out on display…. #Nice

  • Philly655

    Chimels a prick!! – saturday 2nd October 1999 Rebellion PPV – uk only – (Front row tickets baby yeah) Me, My Cousin (r.i.p) and some other fans had been in the hotel bar with Road Dog Jesse James (BG James) and Billy Gunn (where the wrestlers were staying) havin a couple of drinks. As we were leavin chimel was entering the lobby. “Out of the Way” he shouted. We kindly moved out of the way and after he went past and put his bag down behind us i turned and politely asked him “Could i get your autograph please tony?” He turned around and with a look of disgust upon his mug said “Fucking Assholes” picked up his bag and stormed off. WTF was that about…. ever since then i boo him when i see him on tv (Childish i know)

  • BoomerSooner!

    Fink should sing for Metallica!

  • cropsy

    No way motorhead beats the ass out of metallica anyday of the week.

  • Joshy

    I really liked chimel as announcer, happy that lillian is back, get rid of annoying justin roberts and bring back THE FINK!

  • I would love for the Fink to return, but I really wish they would let him announce the royal rumble match, because a royal rumble winner, isnt a royal winner without a royal announcer!

  • scsa852k

    Fink on Raw
    Lilian on SD
    I’ll be happy.

  • Second City Saint

    Metallica should make a version of THE GAME