Former WWE Superstar Hornswoggle has laid waste to wrestling fans, claiming they are “wasting their time” by hate watching wresting products.
This rant came after being questioned by Steve Fall about his run with D-Generation X in the late 2000s.
Fall claimed that he was a big fan of the run, but that wrestling fans seem to have a “love it or hate it” relationship with this iteration of the stable.
Hornswoggle joined DX as its final new member, joining Triple H and Shawn Michaels, during the pair’s last run together (although they later reunited in one of the worst matches ever).
The partnership had a mixed reaction, with some controversial, and borderline offensive, segments causing the fanbase to split. Some loved the comedy antics, while others were turned off by segments like the “Little People’s Court”.
Speaking with WrestlingNews.co, Hornswoggle spoke about having “an issue” with fans hate watching wrestling, questioning why fans “waste their time” when they’re not enjoying it.
“That’s an issue. Like, with me, like loving or hating an era you’re still watching. If you hate it so much, why are you wasting your time? Yeah, you’re wasting your time and go watch paint dry.”
“If you really hate something so much, why are you wasting your time? That’s why I can’t stand it. Like, ‘Oh, I’m watching to see how bad it is.’ There you go, Ron. You’re watching it because you enjoy wrestling. Yeah, that’s what you enjoy.”
“Well, I’m just trying to enjoy the other segments of the show. No, you’re not. You’re just watching all of it and then you’re going along with people saying it’s not the greatest part of the show. So what? That’s the irritating part of the wrestling community at times. It’s just so stupid, man.”
“And to say something is the worst or the least favorite, you know, rendition of DX or this or this, but yet there are kids out there. We gotta remember, there are kids out there that didn’t see ’97 DX, so this is the DX they know.”
“And to say something is the worst or the least favorite, you know, rendition of DX or this or this, but yet there are kids out there. We gotta remember, there are kids out there that didn’t see ’97 DX, so this is the DX they know.
“Why are you trying to ruin it for them? Why? Why? Why live your life to just ruin something? It’s so stupid.”
You can watch the full interview with Hornswoggle below. Please credit WrestlingNewsCo for the video, with a h/t to Atletifo for the transcription.
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