Speaking to Inside the Ropes’ Liam Alexander-Stewart, Dylan Postl FKA Hornswoggle discussed the recent rise of his friend and former IMPACT Wrestling colleague ‘All Ego’ Ethan Page and was full of praise for the AEW Superstar including his recent Double or Nothing PPV match against Derby Allin and ‘The Icon’ Sting.
Liam Alexander-Stewart of Inside the Ropes recently sat down to chat with wrestling legend, accomplished author, actor and stand up comedian Dylan Postl FKA Hornswoggle, during the interview, Postl discussed a range of topics including fatherhood, tales for the road, the only moment in wrestling he regrets and who he sees as the most entertaining wrestler in the industries currently.
During the interview, responding to a question from Liam Alexander-Stewart, Postl would discuss the rise of his long time friend Ethan Page in AEW expressing his delight at seeing Page wrestling Sting at AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV on May 30th, 2021.
Postl would comment:
“He wrestled Sting on pay per view. It. I mean, come on, it’s on pay per view, he wrestled Sting! In like the biggest crowd, like, you know what I mean? Yeah, it’s crazy, I, Ethan, Julian, he has turned legitimately into one of my best friends. He has gone through a lot of things that he’s come to me about and vice versa, I’ve. It’s usually a twice a week where face time and I’m a face timer, too. I’m not a caller. I’m a FaceTimer.
During a pandemic, I miss people. I don’t get to see a lot of my friends. I want to see them. I’m a FaceTimer. Everyone yells at me because I’m a FaceTimer. I don’t care. I don’t care. It’s personal. I can now see, hey, are you just putting me on speaker and like, doing things around the House? No, I want you sitting down next to me having a chat. I’m a FaceTimer, so about twice a week I call my friend Julian, hey, time for weekly therapy and I just vent and dad stuff, wrestling stuff, life, stuff, everything.
But he has become one of my closest friends. My son loves him and my son’s never met him ever, but he knows like he knows that I love them and so he’s like a huge fan of his in life and in wrestling. I am so happy, like, truly, truly, truly happy for him. The world gets to see how good he is in the ring, how fun he is on the mic, his vlogs, even though I hate them so much because just I just hate some of the I hate the body guy stuff. It just drives me nuts. But now the world is seeing more of him and that makes me happy. I like when my friends do. Well, it’s not a good thing when you can’t be happy for others. So I always try to be happy for my friends and when my friends do good things and are having fun, it makes me happy he got to wrestle Sting.
And like Derby is my son’s favourite, like number one favourite guy for Landon is Darby Allin right now. So to have Sting, who my son loves, Darby and Julian in the same match, he was just going bonkers.
Sting did a god damn Code Red, he is 62. I can’t do it at 35. He did one at 62!”
Continuing on Liam Alexander-Stewart would ask the former Hornswoggle about similarities between his son’s love for Darby Allin and his own well document love of former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy.
The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion would reply:
“You know what? That’s something I never thought about. Like Darby is his Jeff Hardy for me. Like, I, I don’t ever view guys that my son, like my son, loves Finn, love demon Finn loves like loves him. Then he met him and like that was the coolest thing for him. Kofi, because it’s one of my best friends, he’s always loved, but like Darby, I don’t know if I’ve ever been on a show with Darby. I don’t think so and like but he loves Derby, so to have him literally look up to Derby, like I looked up to wrestlers when I was growing up, I didn’t I guess I never really thought about it. But that’s the coolest feeling now as a dad.
He has the love of professional wrestling that I did. He just wants to watch. He wants to watch. He wants to learn, not just moves and how to do stuff and try stuff out, which he loves doing, but he wants to like learn the inner workings. He loves it.”
Continuing on Postl FKA Hornswoggle would comment on breaking the internet whilst wrestling for IMPACT Wrestling and his cameo as the Weenomenal One facing off against his friend Ethan Page.
Discussing the segment Postl would comment:
“A fan got that picture of me at Starrcast when I did, I did the stand-up thing and that had a lot of buzz and like it, popped Scott, D’ Amore, so much and he’s like, hey, we need to do this on IMPACT. I was like, OK, and then, like, you’re going to face Ethan and I was like, even cooler. It’s like, this is awesome. And it was just it was so fun. I had to use my son’s AJ gloves. I go buddy made your AJ gloves for what, I said for IMPACT. He goes, all that’s kind of cool here you go. I was just and then that whole thing like it’s still something that weekly I get messaged about and it’s awesome. It was such a fun thing.”
Finally, Postl would reveal if AJ Styles had seen the segment or not and if the current WWE Tag Team Champion had reached out at all.
The former DX Mascot would reply:
“He hasn’t reached out to me, but I know. I know he saw it. So I think Karl told me that he saw it and got a laugh out of it. So it was just I mean, obviously, all that stuff is just so fun and it’s awesome.”
Dylan ‘Hornswoggle’ Postl would discuss a wide range of topics during his interview with Inside the Ropes that you can read in full on ITRWrestling.com, including the one moment in his wrestling career that he regrets.