Last week, the 10-year WWE career of Hornswoggle (real name Dylan Mark Postl) came to an end after the veteran wrestler found himself part of the organisation's eight-strong release list.
Speaking during an appearance on 'The Steve Austin Show: Unleashed' this week, the former Cruiserweight Champion made it clear that, while he was shocked when he heard the news, he didn't harbour any anger towards the WWE over the decision.
In contrast, however, he did admit that he still resents the organisation over their decision to suspend him in 2015. In speaking to Austin about the ban, Postl also revealed the real reason he was suspended - setting the rumours straight once and for all.
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"Remember when I said I was never angry about anything in the company? That's the only thing I am," he told Austin when discussing his 30-day ban for failing the WWE's Wellness Policy last year.
The ban led to speculation over drug use, but Postl has now revealed it had nothing to do with the taking of any banned substances.
"I did violate the Wellness Policy...I could not provide a sample for the test...in a nutshell, I couldn't pee," he explained.
Going on to make clear he had never used drugs in his career, the now former WWE star accepted the company had to follow through with their policy after his failure to provide a sample. It was the wording of their statement regarding the ban, though, that doesn't sit well with him:
"That's the one thing I'm kind of upset about because I have a son.
"How it was worded was the same as they word it for everyone, which is that I violated the Wellness Policy and I failed to comply with the Wellness Policy, which I didn't. I failed to provide a sample.
" And that was my thing," he continued before revealing the argument he put towards the WWE.
"Why not say it that way?...I am not a drug user, and this is making me look like a drug user. I have a kid at home, I have a future and I cannot be used this way."
The immediate speculation after his ban in 2015 was that Hornswoggle had been caught out using a banned substance. Little in the months since has been said to change that opinion.
Postl's comments this week, then, will hopefully help restore his reputation at a point where he is saying goodbye to the company.
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