8 Fourth Generation Pro Wrestlers

7. David Finlay

Parent: Fit Finlay

Grandparent: David Finlay Sr.

Great Grandparent: John Lidell

The heartwarming picture of a young David Finlay with famous Father Fit is one of those family portraits that only gets lovelier as generations pass.

Still making his way in New Japan Pro Wrestling after several years working on virtually every show's undercard as a solid tag team hand, Finlay secured the IWGP World Tag Team Championships alongside Juice Robinson at Wrestle Kingdom earlier this year. Though they lost the straps in short order, this marked a key moment for the man born in Germany as his father toured there.

As Fit Finlay in WCW and simply the surname in WWE, the Irish star enjoyed more than modest success working for both mainstream promotions, achieving more fame than his battle-worn British wrestler Grandparents. The family passion for wrestling rings true throughout every branch of the tree, and the tweet above is no birthday-based bluster either - Finlay has always stated that watching his father wrestle inspired him to want to do the same.


Michael is a writer, editor, podcaster and presenter for WhatCulture Wrestling, and has been with the organisation over 7 years. He primarily produces written, audio and video content on WWE and AEW, but also provides knowledge and insights on all aspects of the wrestling industry thanks to a passion for it dating back almost 35 years. As one third of "The Dadley Boyz" Michael has contributed to the huge rise in popularity of the WhatCulture Wrestling Podcast and its accompanying YouTube channel, earning it top spot in the UK's wrestling podcast charts with well over 60,000,000 total downloads. He has been featured as a wrestling analyst for the Tampa Bay Times, GRAPPL and Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, and has covered milestone events in New York, Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, London and Cardiff. Michael's background in media stretches beyond wrestling coverage, with a degree in Journalism from the University Of Sunderland (2:1) and a series of published articles in sports, music and culture magazines The Crack, A Love Supreme and Pilot. When not offering his voice up for daily wrestling podcasts, he can be found losing it singing far too loud watching his favourite bands play live. Follow him on X/Twitter - @MichaelHamflett