Jim Ross recently interviewed former WWE Superstar Dylan Postl aka Hornswoggle forThe Ross Report podcast. Below are some highlights (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).
Hornswoggle on preferring the term midget since it’s commonly known in the industry: “I like the term ‘midgets’. It makes me money. You can’t put ‘little person wrestling’ on a poster. Otherwise, it’s like, ‘what is that?’ [If] you put ‘midget wrestling’ on a poster, people know what it is, so I always called myself a midget and I don’t ever care if other people do the same thing either.”
On his WeeLC match with El Torito: “That match alone, I will fully say that that WeeLC match made my career. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done with the company, bar-none. We got to work too. We did our comedy stuff, but we actually got to work.”
On two storylines he didn’t want to do in WWE but still did: “I never said, ‘no, I’m not going to do that’. Two things stand out that I really didn’t care for, there was the one where they dressed me as a cow. Obviously, I didn’t care for it, but I knew it was for ‘hahas’ for fun stuff. And then, when they put me in a diaper as the New Year’s baby, I was like, ‘ugh, here we go’.”
On the longest time he spent under a ring: “To be honest, it was probably the ‘Vince’s son day’ because I went, I ended up being an hour before doors because they did all the rehearsals and I was under there because we wanted to kayfabe the boys even. So I went an hour before doors and then it was the last segment, so it ended up being probably an hour before doors, an hour before that, so that’s two hours, and it ended up being five or six hours.”