Dylan Mark Postl born May 29, is an American professional wrestler and actor currently wrestling for Impact Wrestling. He is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Hornswoggle. He debuted in WWE in , allied with Finlay. Hornswoggle won the Cruiserweight Championship in its first stint, and then was revealed as Vince McMahon 's bastard son , and was exposed as the Anonymous Raw General Manager who had controlled the Raw brand from June 21, , to July 18, He relinquished the title after signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. On February 23, , the character's name was changed to Hornswoggle on WWE's website and all references to the name "Little Bastard" were removed.
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Since leaving his home in Oshkosh, Wis. Somewhere in that hour span he managed to doze off for a little while. Even given the itinerant life of an independent pro wrestler, it has been a bit much. Still, Postl, scraggly-bearded and soon to be 31 years old, will tell you that he loves this. He also loves where it brings him. In the past year, that has included four trips to the United Kingdom. As Postl sits exhausted at an octagonal cafeteria table, a few seventh- and eighth-grade students approach, rigid with self-consciousness as they offer thanks and request selfies.
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He relinquished the title after signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. After Finlay's victory over Paul Burchill , an extremely hyper, dirty, mysterious little man Postl in a leprechaun costume scurried out from under the ring and jumped on Burchill, laughing maniacally. Finlay pulled him off, only to slam him back down onto Burchill again and again. For the next few weeks, Postl continued to appear from under the ring after matches and attack Finlay's opponents. He soon became more and more aggressive and started attacking Finlay's opponents during matches, much to Finlay's dismay.
I think the time has come; and it's long over due that someone, well anyone, rise to the occasion and make the statement that Hornswoggle is, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest little person wrestler in WWE history. Years ago, WWE, and wrestling as a whole, called it midget wrestling. Back then, you had the likes of Little Beaver and countless others. Who can forget that mixed tag match at Wrestlemania Three between King Kong Bundy and his midget team of Lord Littlebrook and Little Tokyo against Hillbilly Jim and his team of The Haiti Kid and Little Beaver, which might actually be the funniest and, probably, dirtiest midget wrestling names of all time.