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For a man so small in stature, Hornswoggle sure knows how to cause a huge commotion. Once revealed to be the illegitimate son of WWE Chairman and CEO Mr. McMahon, the pint-sized Superstar had the entire wrestling world buzzing over his newfound power.

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About Hornswoggle


Hornswoggle

For a man so small in stature, Hornswoggle sure knows how to cause a huge commotion. Once revealed to be the illegitimate son of WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, the pint-sized Superstar had the entire wrestling world buzzing over his newfound power. After only five months as a member of the McMahon family, John “Bradshaw” Layfield revealed the little guy was actually the son of Finlay.

The attention Hornswoggle garnered as a member of the McMahon family was not all that foreign to him. As a small person, he’s used to people staring at him, especially when he’s beating Superstars twice his size in the ring. That’s right, the little Hornswoggle owns victories over such Superstars as Chavo Guerrero, Carlito and Jamie Noble. He even turned back five of SmackDown‘s top names to capture the Cruiserweight Championship in July 2007. The victory put Hornswoggle on the same list with history’s greatest cruiserweights.

Despite gaining great fame in the ring, Hornswoggle considers his father’s safety his main priority. Each time Finlay hits the ring, the feisty Hornswoggle is always right behind him ready to offer a helping hand, whether it’s whacking an opponent with a shillelagh or delivering his signature Tadpole Splash.

Hornswoggle fulfilled a dream when he became the official mascot of D-Generation X. He continued to live large at the 2011 Royal Rumble when he helped John Cena eliminate several WWE Superstars and also served as Titus O’Neil’s Pro on NXT: Redemption. Thanks to Santa’s stop on a special holiday episode of SmackDown, the little Irishman now has the gift of speech.

Hornswoggle On Why CM Punk Stopped Talking To Him, The Rock Thinking He Was A Make-A-Wish Kid


Hornswoggle had a long run with WWE. As a matter of fact he worked for the company for almost a decade before they let him go recently. Since his WWE departure, Hornswoggle has been making the rounds on the indie circuit and Kayfabe Commentaries recently released their YouShoot interview with the former WWE star.

During the interview, Hornswoggle reveals that CM Punk stopped talking to him after he (Hornswoggle) asked him for a mutual friend’s phone number.

According to Hornswoggle, he got a new phone and then asked CM Punk for a mutual friend’s phone number and that’s when things went sour. He noted that the friend is someone who CM Punk is still best friends with to this day. But apparently the request didn’t go over so well and CM Punk thought that Hornswoggle was just using him.

You can watch Hornswoggle talk about the situation in the clip below.

In another clip below, Hornswoggle talked about first meeting The Rock on the night “The Great One” was revealed as the host of WrestleMania 27. According to Hornswoggle, The Rock thought he was a “Make-A-Wish kid.”

“[I] was very excited to meet The Rock, obviously he’s one of the biggest stars in entertainment and wrestling,” Hornswoggle said. He said that he wore a suit jacket and had his bag and waited for Rock in Gorilla. The Rock then came back, patted Hornswoggle on the back and asked, “Did you have a good time tonight, buddy?”

Hornswoggle then told some wrestlers that he thought that The Rock thought he was a “Make-A-Wish kid,” and that quickly spread. Hornswoggle spoke with Alternative Nation in 2014 and revealed a conversation he had with Rock after the encounter.

“I told him [The Rock], ‘I met you backstage the night you came back in [Anaheim], when you were revealed as the guest host for WrestleMania, and you thought I was a Make-A-Wish kid,” Hornswoggle told Alternative Nation. “You tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘Did you have a good time tonight buddy?’ Then you walked off and you realized it, then you said to Big Show, ‘Hornswoggle thinks I thought he was a Make-A-Wish kid, and I did think he was.'”