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WWE News: Hornswoggle reveals intricate details on being Vince McMahon's illegitimate son in WWE

Johny Payne
2.39K   //    08 Feb 2018, 21:18 IST

Hornswoggle portrayed Vince McMahon's illegitimate son in the WWE
Hornswoggle portrayed Vince McMahon's illegitimate son in the WWE

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of the Pancakes and Powerslams podcast, Dylan Postl aka WWE’s Hornswoggle opened up on his infamous angle of portraying Vince McMahon’s illegitimate son in the WWE.

Expounding on the same, Hornswoggle detailed how he was informed of the angle, and how the first segment of the storyline came about.

In case you didn’t know…

Hornswoggle performed for the WWE from 2006 until his departure from the promotion in 2016.

Back in 2007, Hornswoggle was involved in a storyline that saw him being revealed as Vince McMahon’s illegitimate son—an angle that continued for a few months before it was eventually scrapped in 2008.

The heart of the matter

Hornswoggle recalled how long he knew about the fact that he’s set to be revealed as Vince McMahon’s illegitimate son before the angle aired on television. He stated (H/T - Still Real To Us)

"Two hours. I thought it was a complete joke, and it was awesome to me because it was my hometown…Bruce Prichard came up to me and he said, 'I need your phone.' (I said), 'for what?' (He said), 'I need your phone.' (I responded) 'Okay?' He held my phone for the night so it wouldn't get out, and told me."

Furthermore, Hornswoggle recalled shooting for WWE show ‘Where Are They Now?’, emphasizing that in September of last year the WWE approached him to film the episode chronicling how his life is post-WWE. Hornswoggle explained that it was a great experience filming for the WWE, as everything came off as positive and he was able to assert how grateful he is for the opportunities he received in the WWE.

What’s next?

Hornswoggle presently performs on the independent professional wrestling circuit. The 31-year-old former WWE Superstar goes by his real-name Dylan Postl in the indies and briefly competed as Swoggle on Impact Wrestling.

On the other hand, WWE boss Vince McMahon is now busy with business interests much more significant than his storyline with his ‘illegitimate son’.


Author’s take

Hornswoggle is professionalism and hard work personified.

The man’s work ethic truly shines through in most of his interviews, and it’s always awesome to hear insider stories from the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion about the hilarious ‘illegitimate son storyline’. Here’s something to remind you of the same—

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