Hornswoggle has recalled how JBL helped him keep his job in WWE as he hid him to avoid bumping into Vince McMahon while worse for wear.
Hornswoggle – also known as Dylan Postl – competed in WWE for a decade, most notably as Finlay’s associate who caused mayhem and mischief from under the ring.
Speaking on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw with WWE Hall Of Famers Gerald Brisco and John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield, Hornswoggle explained how his run with the company could have been cut short after nearly running into WWE Chairman Vince McMahon while under the influence:
“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 then took over the story, giving his point of view on Hornswoggle’s near miss:
“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.”