Fit Finlay is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world, having worked as a pro wrestler all over the world and then as a backstage producer in WWE. In the mid to late 2000s, Finlay was paired up with Hornswoggle, whose gimmick was that of a leprechaun.
The two teamed up together from May 2006 and had a lot of memorable moments together. However, it seems Finlay once legitimately tried to take things too far with Hornswoggle.
While speaking to ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw,‘ Fit Finlay told the story of making Hornswoggle worried for his life by legitimately trying to sell him. As the story went, the two were in the lobby of the hotel in the Philippines somewhere.
Finlay noticed a person who was looking eagerly at Hornswoggle and right then, Finlay asked the person if he wanted to buy Hornswoggle and even had a discussion about a price. All the while Hornswoggle was worried to death, but ultimately Finlay didn’t sell him. Finlay added that he would’ve sold Hornswoggle for the right price.
“So we’re in the lobby of the hotel in the Philippines somewhere. I see the guy looking at Swoggle like he’s looking at a meal. Right. And I go, ‘hey, you want to buy him?’ So I’ve got Swoggle by his collar and I’m holding on while this guy and myself we’re talking money, we’re going how much? While Swoggle’s looking up and me, like, ‘Wait, no, what are you doing?’ ‘I’m going to sell you it’ll be alright I’ll get you back.’ The guy is talking serious money here, and I’m pushing them towards and pushing Swoggle towards the guy. And he’s going ‘oh no,’ as we said he’s going ‘Dave, Dave, Dave…’ The more serious of this was like 15-minute conversation. And he [Swoggle] is sweating his nuts off because he thinks I’m going to sell him, I would have done it if the money was right.”
Fin Finlay remains a WWE producer since he returned to the company back in July 2012. On the other hand, Hornswoggle was released by the company in 2016 and has appeared in other pro wrestling promotions since then, especially Impact Wrestling.
h/t to Inside The Ropes for the quotes.