Howard Finkel Test

Scott,
I was hoping the link on “Howard Finkel Test” in your blog would be to the original reference. But it’s links to “Howard Finkel” and “Test,” which is kind of funny.
Can you explain what that is, especially with such a great first name?

Yeah, auto-tagging is wonderful for lazy people like me sometimes, but it can certainly auto-generate its share of unintentional comedy.  Anyway, The Howard Finkel Test is pretty easy.  The definitive way to determine if someone has a good name or bad name for wrestling is to picture them winning the World title in the main event of Wrestlemania, and Howard Finkel announcing them as the new champion.  For instance, try to think about Michael McGillicutty being announced that way and try not to cringe.