Hornswoggle recently spoke with AlternativeNation.net about Leprechaun: Origins, his character changes, the WWE Cruiserweight Title and lots more. Hornswoggle knocked The Rock and proceeded to tell a story about how he called out The Rock a few years ago on Twitter for Rock having some of his lines written on his wrist. Here’s the exchange with AlternativeNation.net:
The most successful crossover actor/wrestler is obviously The Rock and he –
Do we still consider him a wrestler? David Arquette probably had more matches lately, like in the last 20 years.
Arquette was at SummerSlam, I saw him there (Laughs).
I think in the last few years Arquette probably had more matches than Dwayne.
(Laughs) My question though is about something from Twitter a couple years ago, an issue you had with The Rock, and you claimed you talked it out.
Oh yeah. He called me out about this. What was the tweet? It was the scripted lines right?
I think the wrist [notes] bit that was going on [Editor’s note: It may have actually been a promo, and not The Rock Concert III].
Oh yeah, I called him out on having his notes on his wrist tape. His song that night, he had it on his wrist tape, and Cena went out there and free styled, and I called [Rock] out. I will fully admit, I went out on a limb, and probably said something I shouldn’t have, when going into WrestleMania Rock vs. Cena was the biggest match we’d had in a long time. Maybe I shouldn’t have tweeted that, but I meant it. I have been known a lot to keep my mouth shut, but there are certain things that I really take heart to, and that’s one of them. If you were to come out here and say you are free styling and you sing this song when you have everything written down, then you’re going to try to punk out one of my friends, John Cena, who is free styling and still killing you. Then he approached me about it about 2 weeks later. First off, I don’t think this story has ever gotten out there, so you’ve got an exclusive:
The Rock: Why you got to call me out like that?
Hornswoggle: The first time I met you, you thought I was a Make a Wish kid.
The Rock: What!?
Hornswoggle: Yeah, I met you backstage the night you came back in [Anaheim], when you were revealed as the guest host for WrestleMania, and you thought I was a Make a Wish kid. You tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘Did you have a good time tonight buddy?’ Then you walked off and you realized it, then you said to Big Show, ‘Hornswoggle thinks I thought he was a Make a Wish kid, and I did think he was.’
Hornswoggle: So I don’t pull any punches now when I say things about you. Because you are so out of the loop, I’ve been on TV for 8 years now, and you thought I was a visitor?
The Rock: Yeah, yeah I did. Not gonna lie.
But we hashed everything out, and everything’s good now.