Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Dylan ‘Hornswoggle’ Postl has reminisced about the fractious relationship between two of WWE’s giant stars, The Big Show and The Great Khali.
Big Show had been the big man on campus in WWE since he made his debut coming through the ring at St Valentine’s Day Massacre in February 1999. That was until colossal Indian star The Great Khali came to the company in 2006.
Speaking on James’ Wrestling Shoot Interviews, one of WWE’s smallest stars laid bare the relationship between the two behemoths.
“[The Great Khali] and Big Show had this giant heat and they would glare at each other from across the way and Khali knew how to get under Big Show’s skin. It was very evident that he knew because he would do these little things to poke and prod the bear. I love the Great Khali. He was so much fun to be around. He had an awesome sense of humor even with his broken English.”
Things got so bad between Show and Khali that they even had a physical altercation backstage. Unfortunately for the former Hornswoggle, he missed seeing the ‘chaos’ firsthand.
“I wasn’t on that show. Punk, Regal, they were in there and I just heard that it was such chaos and I’m so upset that I missed it.”
The Big Show and The Great Khali shared the ring dozens of times during both men’s tenure with WWE. Hot off the heels from his defeat to Floyd Mayweather at WrestleMania 24, Big Show faced Khali at Backlash 2008 and was able to defeat the former World Heavyweight Champion.
The man formerly known as Hornswoggle recently sat down with Inside The Ropes’ own Liam Alexander-Stewart to discuss the highs and lows of his time in the WWE, life as a father and entertainer, the future of comedy in wrestling, the recent success of long-time friend Ethan Page, his time working on set as the star of WWE Studios ‘Leprechaun: Origins’ and his hatred for critically acclaimed film Toy Story 2.