Bischoff welcomes Swoggle (formerly WWE’s Hornswoggle) to the show.
Swoggle informs that he was a fan of wrestling since he was four years old. His height restrictions should have put a damper on his ambition to become a professional wrestler but it didn’t. He also had back surgery as a kid, and the doctor told him he wouldn’t be able to compete in contact sports or use a trampoline.
He didn’t listen to the doctor and continued to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. At age 17 he started getting trained by Mr. (Ken) Anderson who trained him as a wrestler, not as a midget, which Swoggle really appreciated.
His first wrestling memory is WrestleMania 6, and he was a huge fan of The Ultimate Warrior. He says that Warrior was a superhero to him, and this inspired him to become a wrestler.
Swoggle informs that his first big break came when he was backyard wrestling one day and local recruiters arrived and offered some training and an opportunity to work in a legitimate wrestling ring. This was a huge break for him, and he jumped at the opportunity.