WWE Superstar and Leprechaun: Origins star Hornswoggle recently talked to Alternative Nation, promoting his new film, and also talked about several WWE-related topics.
Hornswoggle says he has heat with The Rock stemming from a backstage incident, and talks about calling “The Great One” out, in addition to sharing his thoughts on playing Vince McMahon’s on-screen son, reading online reviews, and much more. You can read some excerpts from the interview below:
Why Hornswoggle Has Heat With The Rock:
Yeah, 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. 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.’
Hornswoggle on reading online reviews (of his Leprechaun: Origins film):
Twitter brings out the best in the keyboard bullies. Much like WWE, when they think they know what’s going to happen, and we don’t give them that as a company, they get angry, fans get angry. With the movie people were expecting the original, and this movie is nothing like the original, I will [even] say it’s better. The old films had a cult following, they had their place in history for what they were, and they were great for what they were. But this one is so different from the originals, it’s much more of a horror film and I don’t think people are expecting that, they’re expecting the old films. We didn’t give them that, and like I said with fans in general, and critics, they want to think they know everything going into it. When you don’t give them that, usually they’re just like, ‘Oh man, they fooled me. Oh I’m not looking to look like the idiot, they just did it wrong, because it’s not what I wanted.’ I think that’s what’s happened a few times. I’ve seen a lot of good reviews as well, a lot of people from the horror side of it, who really view it as a great horror film.
I did that for about 3 months, where I was his son, maybe longer, and there were days in the beginning where I would go, ‘Oh my god, I’m working with the most powerful man in wrestling.’ Then I realized that he’s joking around, he’s playing ribs on guys more than I am. You just realize that he is this billionaire, but still just loves this business. When it comes to wrestling, I use that word instead of sports entertainment, I use wrestling all the time, because I am a wrestling fan. CM Punk once said this is still wrestling to us, this isn’t sports entertainment to us, because we grew up on wrestling.
For more with Hornswoggle, including what WWE did with the Cruiserweight title, a funny story involving him traveling with The Great Khali and more, click here.