The Undertaker sacrificed his body for three decades for the enjoyment of fans, and he became a living legend for it. His influence in the pro wrestling industry is unparalleled as well. That being said, it seems a former WWE Superstar was almost fired for falling asleep during a spot featuring The Undertaker.

The Deadman was a staple of WWE television for over three decades, as he ruled over WWE since the early 90s. He finally retired at Survivor Series 2020 and even got inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame last year.

In 2006, Hornswoggle made his WWE debut, marking the beginning of a memorable journey in the WWE Universe. He went on to capture the Cruiserweight Championship, solidifying his place as a talented performer. Over the course of more than a decade, Hornswoggle continued to entertain fans and make a lasting impact within the company.

While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Hornswoggle revealed how he once slept under the ring and almost missed a spot with The Undertaker, leading to him almost getting fired.


“We get to the back and Undertaker asks, ‘where were you?; I said, ‘I was sleeping.’ He goes, ‘where were you?’ I said, ‘I was sleeping.’ He goes, ‘holysh*t’, and he just walks off. I go, ‘oh I’m dead. I’m done, I’m done. This is it, it’s been a good run.’ It’s been a good two years at that point. Did a lot of fun things. But I’m done. And he just couldn’t believe it. And so I graced him with a bottle of brown liquid as an apology gift.” 

The Deadman accepted Swoggle’s apology and the former Cruiserweight Champion was not fired for almost missing his spot. Regardless, Hornswoggle will always be grateful for his time in WWE and that’s all that matters.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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