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David Edward "Dave" Finlay (born October 20, 1958) is a British / Irish professional wrestler and road agent currently wrestling on the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Finlay.
Finlay began his wrestling career in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, before moving over to Britain in 1978. While in England, Finlay wrestled for various companies under the Joint Promotions banner. Finlay defeated Alan Kilby on June 9, 1982 to win his first title, the Joint Promotions British Heavy Middleweight title. The belt was traded back and forth with various opponents over the rest of the year, but in early 1983, Finlay lost it for the last time. He then won a tournament to crown a new British Light Heavyweight champion, a vacant belt at the time, defeating British Legend Ringo Rigby in the finals.
Finlay soon lost that belt, but gained another, beating Marty Jones to win the "World Mid-Heavyweight title" which he traded back and forth with Jones for over two years losing it a final time to Jones via disqualification. Later, Finlay once again defeated Marty Jones en route to winning Joint Promotions' British Light Heavyweight title. He won a major British title; All-Star's British Heavyweight Championship. Finlay often competed on ITV's World of Sport programme as David "Fit" Finlay.
During this time, Finlay also began to wrestle in Germany for one of the biggest companies in Europe, the Catch Wrestling Association. While holding the All-Star title, he teamed with his old foe Marty Jones to win the CWA tag titles from Tony St. Clair (the man from whom he won the All-Star title) and his partner, Miles Zrno. After losing the All-Star title to Dave Taylor, Finlay began to focus more on CWA, winning many of their titles.
At Royal Rumble 2007, Finlay participated in his first Royal Rumble match. He drew number 2 and started out against the number one entry, Ric Flair. He was eliminated 12th by Shawn Michaels. Shortly after the Royal Rumble, Finlay began a feud with The Boogeyman. At WWE No Way Out he competed in a tag team match with Little Bastard going against The Boogeyman and The Little Boogeyman. The match was won by Finlay and Little Bastard (the latter has since been renamed Hornswoggle).
Finlay earned a place in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 23 by beating Chris Benoit and Montel Vontavious Porter in a Triple Threat qualifier. However at WrestleMania the match was won by Mr. Kennedy. On the May 25 edition of SmackDown, Finlay competed in a Fatal Four Way Number 1 Contenders Match for the World Heavyweight Championship which was won by Batista. Since then, Finlay, with his friend Hornswoggle, have gone onto feud with The Boogeyman and Little Boogeyman. At Saturday Night's Main Event, Finlay and Hornswoggle were victorious. On July 6, Finlay faced Ric Flair for the first time in his long career, making him tap out to the Celtic Knot after a shot to the back of Flair's knee with the shillelagh.