Hornswoggle debuted in WWE in 2006, allied with Finlay. Hornswoggle won the Cruiserweight Championship in its first stint, was erroneously revealed as Vince McMahon's storyline illegitimate son, and was exposed as the Anonymous Raw General Manager who had controlled the Raw brand from June 21, 2010 to July 18, 2011.
On September 28, 2015, WWE announced it had suspended Swoggle for 30 days for violating the company's Wellness policy. After not having made any appearances in WWE since then, he was released from WWE on May 6, 2016. During a recent interview with WrestlingInc.com, Swoggle discussed his cage match with Vince McMahon in WWE: “He told me what was going to happen.
Vince said, ‘Got to make this real tonight. It’s going to be snug but it’s going to be better for TV.’ And man he brought it. He whipped the piss out of me with that belt. I took that first one and then you could see I put my hand behind me just to try to take some impact away but then I realized, ‘He’s just whipping my hand, this is really dumb.
Why am I doing this?’ But it was one of my favorite moments of my run because it was a side you never saw of RAW, of Finley, of everything. It was a very real moment from top to bottom."