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Dave Finlay

Biography

Irish professional wrestler known to be a six-time English Heavy Middleweight Tournament. He also received the CWA Globe Middleweight Tournament four instances. He wrestled in his 1st match in 1974 and wrestled for Joint Special offers in England. He’s well-known for his Irish-themed completing moves, like the “Celtic Mix” as well as the “Celtic Knot.” He offers three children, most of whom have already been amateur wrestlers. He famously feuded with Marty Wright, a.k.a. The Boogeyman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dave Finlay
Date Of Birth October 20, 1958
Place Of Birth Northern Ireland
Height 1.88 m
Weight 105.7 kg
Profession Wrestler
Nationality British
Spouse Melanie Duffin, Paula O Doyle', Lisa Moretti, Mel Finlay
Children David
Parents Dave Finlay Sr.
Movies WWE: Armageddon 2007, WWE: Survivor Series 2006
TV Shows ECW, Saturday Night's Main Event
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Lost his debut match on Smackdown to Matt Hardy by disqualification. [January 2006]
2 Beat Bobby Lashley in a Lumberjack Match and won for the qualification of the Money in the Bank Match at Wrestlemania 22 on April 2. [March 2006]
3 Drafted to ECW brand along with Hornswoggle. [June 2008]
4 Beats Bobby Lashley for the WWE United States Championship. [July 2006]
5 Works as a road agent for World Wrestling Entertainment.
6 Finlay will make his in-ring debut on Friday Night SmackDown 20th January 2006 [January 2006]
7 "Adopted" Dylan (Hornswoggle) Postl when the two crossed over from "WWE Raw" to ECW, after "disowned" by Vince McMahon.
8 Some sources claim that he became the first WCW Hardcore Champion after winning a "Junkyard Invitational" match at Bash at the Beach 1999. Though he did win a "hardcore trophy", he wasn't officially considered champion. The official Hardcore title was won by Norman Smiley after beating Brian Knobbs in the tournament final at WCW Mayhem 1999. WWE, however, recognizes him as a former champion.
9 In 1993, he captured the CWA Intercontinental title.
10 Won The Junkyard Invitional At Bash at The Beach 1999.
11 Held 16 major titles in Great Britain and Germany.
12 In 1995, he made his debut with World Championship Wrestling as the "Belfast Brawler".
13 On July 25, 1999 at a WCW House Show, Brian Knobs (Brian Yandrisovitz) threw Fit through a table, slicing his leg open badly lacerating a nerve in his knee. Doctors immediately operated, but only gave him a 50% chance of walking again. In late 1999, he proved to the world that he was not through yet, returning during a WCW card to viciously assault Brian Knobs (Brian Yandrisovitz). Fit & Knobs feuded with each other for a while before joining forces in mutual respect.
14 Signed with the WWF as a Road Agent after WCW was purchased. He is also responsible for working with WWE Divas and training them for their matches.
15 British Heavy Middleweight Champion (5); British Light Heavyweight Champion (3); World Mid-Heavyweight (2); World Mid-Heavyweight Champion (3); British Heavyweight Champion; CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Marty Jones; CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) World Middleweight Champion (3); CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion; WCW World Television Champion
16 Former WCW TV & Hardcore Champion
17 Professional wrestler


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE 2k15 2014 Video Game Fit Finlay (voice)
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 2010 Video Game Finlay (voice)
WWE Superstars 2009-2010 TV Series Finlay
E.C.W. 2007-2009 TV Series Finlay
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 2009 Video Game Finlay (voice)
WWE Live in the UK: April 2009 2009 Video Finlay
WWE Live in the UK: November 2008 2009 Video Finlay
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 2008 Video Game Finlay (voice)
WWE Live in the UK: October 2007 2008 Video Finlay
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 2007 Video Game short Finlay
WCW Millennium Final 2000 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW Uncensored 2000 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW SuperBrawl 2000 2000 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW Souled Out 2000 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW Thunder 1998-1999 TV Series Fit Finlay
WCW Monday Nitro 1996-1999 TV Series Fit Finlay Belfast Bruiser
WCW Bash at the Beach 1999 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW Souled Out 1999 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW/NWO Halloween Havoc 1998 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW/NWO The Great American Bash 1998 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW/NWO Slamboree 1998 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW World Championship Wrestling 1996-1998 TV Series Fit Finlay
WCW World War 3 1997 TV Movie Fit Finlay
WCW Uncensored 1996 TV Movie Fit Finlay
The Boxer 1979

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Raw 2014 TV Series producer - 1 episode
WWE Smackdown! 2008-2010 TV Series producer - 10 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Raw 1993 TV Series road agent - 2001-

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Raw 2002-2016 TV Series Finlay Fit Finlay Sir Finlay ...
WWE Money in the Bank 2015 TV Special Finlay
WWE Night of Champions 2014 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE: OMG! Volume 2 - The Top 50 Incidents in WCW 2014 Video Himself
WWE Battleground 2013 TV Special Finlay
WWE Hall of Fame 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
The Fit Finlays 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
WWE Smackdown! 2006-2010 TV Series Finlay Fit Finlay Sir Finlay
Survivor Series 2009 TV Special Finlay
WWE Bragging Rights 2009 TV Special Finlay
WWE: The Bash 2009 TV Special Finlay
WWE Backlash 2009 TV Special Finlay
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania 2009 TV Special Finlay
WWE Hall of Fame 2009 2009 TV Special Himself (as Fit Finlay)
WWE No Way Out 2009 TV Special Finlay
WWE Royal Rumble 2009 TV Special Finlay
WWE Armageddon 2008 TV Special Finlay
WWE Cyber Sunday 2008 TV Special Finlay
WWE Unforgiven 2008 TV Special Finlay
WWE Great American Bash 2008 TV Special Finlay
WWE Night of Champions 2008 TV Special Finlay
WrestleMania XXIV 2008 TV Special Finlay
WWE No Way Out 2008 TV Special Finlay
WWE Royal Rumble 2008 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Armageddon 2007 TV Special Finlay
Survivor Series 2007 TV Special Finlay
WWE Cyber Sunday 2007 TV Special Finlay
WWE No Mercy 2007 TV Special Finlay
Summerslam 2007 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event 2006-2007 TV Series Fit Finlay Finlay
WWE Draft Special 2007 TV Special Fit Finlay
WrestleMania 23 2007 TV Special Finlay
WWE Hall of Fame 2007 2007 TV Special Himself (as Fit Finlay)
WWE No Way Out 2007 TV Special Fit Finlay
Royal Rumble 2007 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Armageddon 2006 TV Special Fit Finlay
Survivor Series 2006 TV Special Finlay
WWE No Mercy 2006 TV Special Fit Finlay
Summerslam 2006 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Great American Bash 2006 TV Special Finlay
WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head 2006 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Judgment Day 2006 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Velocity 2006 TV Series Finlay
WrestleMania 22 2006 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Hall of Fame 2006 2006 TV Special Himself (as Fit Finlay)
WWE No Way Out 2006 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Sunday Night Heat 2006 TV Series Finlay
WWE Royal Rumble 2006 TV Special Finlay
WWE Vengeance 2005 TV Special Fit Finlay, Road Agent
WWE Royal Rumble 2005 TV Special Fit Finlay
Survivor Series 2004 TV Special Fit Finlay
WWE Judgment Day 2004 TV Special Finlay
WWE: Trish Stratus - 100% Stratusfaction 2003 Video documentary Himself (as Dave 'Fit' Finley)
WWE Divas: Undressed 2002 TV Special documentary Fit Finlay
WCW/NWO Starrcade 1998 TV Special Fit Finlay
World of Sport 1964 TV Series Wrestler (1978-1985)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Batista: The Animal Unleashed 2014 Video Finlay
WWE the Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn 2011 Video Finlay
WWE: Rey Mysterio - The Life of a Masked Man 2011 Video Finaly
WWE: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro 2011 Video The Belfast Bruiser
Smackdown: The Best of 2009-2010 2010 Video Finlay
WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber 2010 Video Finlay
The Best Pay Per View Matches of the Year 2009-2010 2010 Video Finlay
WWE Raw 2006-2010 TV Series Finlay
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 4 2008 Finlay
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection 2008 Video Finlay
WWE: Twist of Fate - The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story 2008 Video Himself
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 4 2008 Video Finlay
WWE Smackdown! 2006-2007 TV Series Finlay
WWE: The New & Improved DX 2007 Video Finaly
Best of ITV Wrestling: A to Z 2006 Video Himself

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