​Ryback Says He Once Slapped Hornswoggle To “Teach Him A Lesson”, Discusses Daniel Bryan & More


Former WWE Superstar Ryback has posted his latest podcast online. In the latest episode, he discusses “slapping” Hornswoggle to “teach him a lesson”, his favorite behind-the-scenes moments with Daniel Bryan and more. You can check out some highlights below:

On one of his favorite behind-the-scenes moments with Daniel Bryan: “He used to do a thing where, like, he’ll come up behind a guy and grab you by the hips and he’s like, ‘I’m dominating you! I’m dominating you!’ Like, just holding your hips, but he would really latch onto your hips. And so one day I’m walking and we’re in Dallas [Texas]. I’ll never forget it, Pat Patterson, is, like, standing against the wall. Daniel Bryan comes up and I don’t see Pat because I’m walking and Pat’s down a little [farther]. And Dan comes up behind me and grabs me by the hips and he goes, ‘I got you!’ And he did this to me all the time. And there [are] times when I’m like, ‘get the f–k off’ and other times I go along with it. So this time, like, I was in a good mood, and so I start giddying up down the hallway with him on my hips. Like, legitimately, slap the ass, giddy up, like, we go right by Pat Patterson and we get passed and we look and we stop and we both thought the same thing and looked. And Pat’s just staring at both of us. And I turn around and laugh. I couldn’t stop myself from laughing and I was thinking, ‘for all the moments for that to f–king happen,’ but Dan probably saw Pat from a distance and thought, ‘oh, this will be f–king money’. He’s good like that, so that to this day is one of my favorite moments with Dan.”

On slapping Hornswoggle to teach him a lesson: “[Hornswoggle] would f–k around sometimes. He did something in the locker room once. And we would always kind of, like, he and I we would, like, [say] ‘come here’ and it was a little thing with us and he’d give me a little slap on the cheek. And it was all in good fun and nobody would ever be around. It was kind of like how you develop little things with different guys. Like, me and certain guys have certain handshakes. And then, that was a thing with us. ‘Come here’ and then, the big monster, Ryback, and Hornswoggle would give a little slap on the cheek and he would say something smart ass or something. Well, one time, I was in the locker room. He did something and he slapped me and he did it hard and he did it a little too much and he did it in front of everybody, so I had to teach him and f–king whack him and like f–king put him in his place. And it killed me. It broke my heart to have to do it, but I had to do it. And he never ever did it again.”

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