Hornswoggle Reflects on the WWE Match That Moved Him to Tears

Exploring iconic moments in wrestling's emotionally charged history.

by Atia Mukhtar
Hornswoggle Reflects on the WWE Match That Moved Him to Tears
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In an era where professional wrestling transcends mere entertainment to stir profound emotions among its audience, the past decade has been particularly significant. Iconic matches like Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero in CMLL, Cody Rhodes against Dustin Rhodes in AEW, and the WWE’s Sami Zayn with Kevin Owens versus The Usos have all evoked strong reactions ranging from laughter to tears.

During a heartfelt discussion on the "Insight with Chris Van Vliet" show, former WWE superstar Hornswoggle shared his emotional response to a particular match that stands out to him—the WWE Championship bout at WrestleMania 35 between Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan.

This match, according to Hornswoggle, is not just memorable but profoundly stirring.

Emotional Championship Buildup

Hornswoggle vividly recalled watching the match with his son, a moment so powerful that it moved him to tears.

"It was one of those build-ups that you just couldn't help but get emotionally invested in," he explained. Kofi Kingston, a perennial underdog with unwavering fan support, faced an uphill battle throughout his career. The buildup to his championship match was especially poignant, highlighted by a deeply emotional promo featuring the New Day and Vince McMahon that resonated with fans worldwide.

"The night Kofi won was unlike any other," Hornswoggle continued. "I genuinely believe it was the most heartfelt moment in WrestleMania history. There’s something about that victory—it didn’t just feel like a win; it felt like a defining moment of what makes WrestleMania so special." He elaborated on the significance of that victory, noting that while many WrestleMania moments are celebrated, Kofi’s win carried an emotional weight that was unprecedented.

"It’s a moment where fans really felt part of something bigger. It was more than just a win; it was a victory for every person who ever dreamed of achieving the impossible," he said. This memorable WrestleMania event exemplifies how professional wrestling can encapsulate more than just athletic prowess—it’s a narrative art form capable of reflecting and amplifying the human experience, connecting with fans on a deeply personal level.