A former WWE star revealed that they once pitched to have Hornswoggle be their “mini-me”.
Matt Cardona experienced his first taste of success in wrestling with WWE as Zack Ryder. He gained popularity with his “Z! True Long Island Story” YouTube show and went on to win the United States Championship.
Despite going on to win the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 32, Cardona’s WWE run featured various stretches where he wasn’t used properly or at all.
In a thread on Twitter, the former WWE star has been revealing some of his pitches that were never seen by the fans.
In a post dated August 25, 2011, Cardona described his pitch to have Hornswoggle play a “mini-Broski” for Zack Ryder. He wrote:
Despite barely any television time, my YouTube show has over 4 million views and my T-shirt is one of the best selling items on WWEShop.com.
The numbers don’t lie. People want to see me. Here is an entertaining way to get me on TV. Backstage on SmackDown I can approach Alicia Fox & Tamina. (Or any 2 divas) I can get to smooth talk one and when that doesn’t work, I’ll immediately start hitting on the other.
Both want nothing to do with me, but I won’t take no for an answer. I’ll say something like, ‘Oh I get it. You only go on double dates.
I’ll go find one of my Broskis.’ Later in the show, or the next week, I approach the Divas again and explain how I found my new Broski.
The divas look disgusted and the camera pans down to reveal Hornswoggle. He is clean shaven, hair spiked, wearing a headband, and wearing sunglasses.
The divas storm off. I have found my new Broski… Mini Broski. In the following weeks, I can teach Hornswoggle how to talk, he can help me win matches, and we will ENTERTAIN. Thanks for reading.
As previously reported, Matt Cardona also revealed his pitch to have Brian Myers as Curt Hawkins win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35.
Cardona will team up with Myers to face The Motor City Machine Guns, Bullet Club’s Chris Bey & Ace Austin and Heath & Rhino in a four way match for the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles at Hard To Kill on January 13.
8/25/11 #ZackRyderPitches pic.twitter.com/D5wkvbeXpa
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) December 28, 2022
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