Hornswoggle had a lot of interaction with Vince McMahon on-screen and now the former WWE Superstar has shared a funny story about how JBL helped him avoid Vince in a hotel lobby at a time when Hornswoggle didn’t want to be seen.
The diminutive Hornswoggle was in WWE for a decade from 2006 to 2016. The biggest storyline he was part of was when he was revealed to be Vince McMahon’s son, but then the storyline twist had atwist where Finlay admitted he was Hornswoggle’s dad. In reality, they are not related, but some people may believe it.
During a recent episode of Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, Hornswoggle had a conversation with WWE Hall of Famers Gerald Brisco and John Bradshaw Layfield about how he could have been nearly fired.
“My first WrestleMania, we’re in Detroit for WrestleMania 23. Myself and Bob Holly and Hurricane go to TGI Fridays or something and it’s sharing a parking lot with a hotel essentially. I have some ‘sodas’ of course and I go back to the hotel, Hurricane drives me back to the hotel. On the way – it’s not even a block – I end up vomiting all over his rental car.”
“We get up to the hotel and he parks so I can get into the lobby and who are the first two people I see? Mr. Layfield and Bruce Prichard. They look at me and they go ‘Dylan, have you been drinking?’ And I just look at them and [shakes head]. Bruce describes it as a child who got caught in the cookie jar. I don’t know the rest, John can finish it because I don’t know but it wasn’t five minutes after they arrived that Vince’s limo pulled up right behind them. I can’t imagine if he’d seen me like that.”
JBL ended up finishing the story of what he saw at that moment:
“Me and Bruce came into the production office or the green room and we get him in there and Dylan’s not doing very well at walking. So finally we get a luggage cart and we told the bellman ‘you’ve gotta take him up to his room.’ And he says ‘what do I do when I get him up there?’ Dump him! So we pay the guy to take Dylan up to his room.”