Former WCW/WWE superstar and current AEW producer Dean Malenko was a recent guest on the AEW Unrestricted podcast with hosts Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone. The Iceman spoke about a multitude of topics during his interview, including walking out of WCW with fellow stars Chris Jericho, and the late Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit.
Speaking of Guerrero…Malenko recalls when Fit Finlay broke the news about his passing 15 years ago.
I remember being in the Marriott hotel in downtown Minneapolis when Fit Finlay was downstairs. Walked out of the building, I’ve known Fit for many years, and he didn’t even have to say anything. I just go something’s wrong. He goes Eddie passed last night, and I couldn’t say anything. I was just in shock just total shock. Yeah, 15-16 years ago, and it’s still sometimes fresh. Such a funny guy, a great guy. An impactful person that’s spent a lot of time around my wife and my kids.
You can check out the full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)