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Fit Finlay

Fit Finlay

Nationality :British
Date Of Birth :January 31, 1958
Height :5 ft 10 in
Weight :106 kg

Fit Finlay is a Northern Irish retired professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as an active wrestler and later as a road agent. Finlay has held over twenty championships around the world throughout his career, including the WCW World Television Championship and the WWE United States Championship.

QUICK FACTS

Birth nameDavid John Finlay Jr.
Born31 January 1958 (age 65)
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Children3, including David
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)David Finlay
Dave Finlay
Dave “Fit” Finlay
Fit Finlay
Fit Finley
Finlay 
Sir Finlay 
The Belfast Bruiser
Young Apollo
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 
Billed weight233 lb (106 kg)

Fit Finlay Biography, EarlyLife

Finlay, a resident of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, was born on January 31, 1958. Additionally, the British man is of white ancestry. His real name is David John Finlay, Jr.

Finlay’s grandpa and father, David Finlay Sr., were also professional wrestlers, and his sister worked as a referee. In the 1960s and 1970s, his brother Albert played goalkeeping for Glentoran FC.

Fit Finlay Education

We have no information on the names of the educational institutions he attended.

Fit Finlay’s Height, And Weight

Fit Finlay has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 106 kg.

Career

World Championship Wrestling (1996–2000)

Before his current run in WWE, Finlay was best known in the United States for his run in WCW from 1996–2000, first as The Belfast Bruiser, a nickname he had previously used while in the UK, and later as “Fit” Finley. His momentum began during a feud with Lord Steven Regal in 1996, including an infamous parking lot brawl on WCW Monday Nitro during which Finlay got glass in his eye, leading to him wrestling with an eye patch for several months. In 1998, he won the WCW World Television Championship and feuded with the likes of Chris Benoit and Booker T. Before long, he was a well-established mid-carder with his newly modified name, both in spelling and pronunciation, Fit Finlay. Finlay also feuded with Alex Wright due to the fact Alex was mad at Finlay for ending the wrestling career of Alex Wright’s dad Steve Wright. The feud led to Halloween Havoc where Finlay lost to Wright.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2004–2011)

Finlay began work on a comeback in 2004, even wrestling in a match against Jamie Noble at a house show in Glasgow, Scotland, and promos began airing for his impending in-ring return in December 2005. His gimmick is that of a proud native Irishman who loves to fight. His first televised WWE match was on the January 20, 2006 airing of SmackDown! against Matt Hardy, which ended in a disqualification loss for Finlay. After the match, Finlay dragged Hardy to the steel ring steps and smashed Hardy’s face into them with his boot, quickly establishing himself as a heel. This helped to give him the nickname, “The Fighting Irish Bastard”.

Return to WWE (2012–2020)

Following a stint in the independent circuit and a year after the house show incident, Finlay returned on 11 July 2012 as a backstage producer. The two sides had been negotiating since WrestleMania XXVIII, but some situations delayed the deal being finalized. During the following years, Finlay made some cameo appearances, usually separating wrestlers brawling between them. Also, he was one of the four wrestlers who presented Tyler Bate with the WWE UK Championship after winning the related tournament in January 2017.

At the 2019 Royal Rumble, Finlay gave Becky Lynch the go-ahead to take the place of Lana in the women’s Royal Rumble match after the latter was unable to compete following an attack by Nia Jax on the entranceway, which worsened her kayfabe ankle injury. Lynch went on to win the match.

How much does Fit Finlay Earn? Net Worth

Dave Finlay’s estimated net worth as of the year 2023 is more than $1 million. He is currently working for WWE as a producer, earning an estimated $100,000 or more annually.

He held more than 20 titles throughout his career, including the WCW World Television Championship and the WWE United States Championship, and he received a very generous salary at the time.

Fit Finlay’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Princess Paula, his former manager, and Finlay were previously married. David Finlay Jr., the oldest of his three children, was born in Germany. He is currently married to a German woman named Mel.

All of his kids are amateur wrestlers; David, who debuted as a professional on December 22, 2012, currently compete the s for New Japan Pro WrestlinDojojo (NJPW). In the past, he had no girlfriends. Additionally, his daughter won the Georgia State title. Currently, the family resides in Atlanta, Georgia. After they got married, Melanie Duffin’s name was changed to Mel Finlay. Before marrying Paula or Mel, he had no extramarital relationships.

The media has focused on Dave Finlay because of his occupation and his hostility toward the even though he is a very busy man who has been involved in numerous disputes and scandals.

Titles All-Star Wrestling

    • British Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • British championships
    • World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
  • Catch Wrestling Association
    • CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • CWA World Middleweight Championship (4 times)
    • CWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Marty Jones
  • Fighting Spirit Magazine
    • LL Cool J Award (2006)
  • Joint Promotions
    • British Heavy Middleweight Championship (6 times)
    • British Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #278 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years” in 2003
    • PWI ranked him #33 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2007
  • Smash
    • Smash Championship (1 time)
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW World Television Championship (1 time)
    • Hardcore Junkyard Invitational Tournament (1999)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
    • WWE United States Championship (1 time)
    • Bragging Rights Trophy (2009) – with Team SmackDown

FAQ

What is the net worth of Fit Finlay?

His net worth is 1 million dollars.

What is the height of Fit Finlay?

His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

What is the age of Fit Finlay?

His age is 65 years as of 2023.

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