WWE released both Hornswoggle and El Torito during their annual cuts earlier this month. While neither of them were particularly well known for having great matches (or any matches really) in the company, WeeLC at Extreme Rules 2014 was an exception.
While the idea of the match might have been completely ridiculous to begin with (did we really need a little person ring announcer and little people cosplaying as Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL?), the match itself is surprisingly great, and both of them got to show that they were not only capable of being comedic characters, but that they were also talented wrestlers.
Hornswoggle (now going by “Swoggle” or his real name, Dylan Postl) recently did an interview with WrestleZone Radio, and he called the WeeLC match the “best thing I’ve ever done in wrestling,” which I don’t think many people would argue with.
“That is the single best thing I’ve ever done in my career. I’ll go on record saying that’s the best thing I’ve ever done in wrestling. That’s probably the thing I talk most about too. It was kind of thrown together last minute. I said, ‘I don’t want to do ha-ha. I don’t want to do joke stuff.’ Fit Finlay, who I owe my whole career to, said, ‘Well, we’ve got to give them some ha-ha. We have to give them a little bit.’ I fought him tooth and nail and finally we gave in and we gave them a little ha-ha and then we beat the ever living hell out of each other and did some fun stuff. We showed the world that we could work. It was in New Jersey, the second most hardcore fans behind Chicago, and they should have booed us out of the building. We left to a standing ovation. The fans and the guys behind the curtain and the guys in the back. I go on record as saying that was the best match that night. On the pre-show or off.”
I imagine the second best moment in his career was when he almost did a W.C. Fields knockoff character named Lou Manfredini after he was picked to be revealed as the anonymous GM, but I digress.
You have to feel bad for Hornswoggle a little bit, as he just wanted to go out and have an awesome match, but was forced to make it into a joke about his size. Then again, that’s basically what his entire career in WWE was like. Still, even with the lame comedic stuff, WeeLC still holds up as a great match, and hopefully he gets the chance to do more cool stuff now that he is on the indies.
I’m not saying I want Swoggle, El Torito, and Mascarita Sagrada to be in the next Trios Tournament, but I’m not not saying that, either.
(Via WrestleZone Radio)