Hornswoggle wins the 2013 2K Sports Superstar Challenge trophy

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April 05, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The final of the 2013 2K Sports Superstar Challenge proved to be a veritable David versus Goliath when Hornswoggle faced off with the mighty Big E Langston. Only this David didn’t need a slingshot to fell Goliath — just an Xbox 360 controller.

Hornswoggle survived a 16-person tournament — which included two Divas, two Usos and a very underwhelmed Damien Sandow — to claim the 2013 2K Sports Superstar Challenge trophy at WrestleMania Axxess in East Rutherford, N.J.’s IZOD Center.

“This is my WrestleMania moment!” the proud champion declared as he hoisted his trophy into the air.

Indeed it was a hard-fought victory for the Raw Superstar, who defeated former Superstar Challenge champs Kofi Kingston and JTG — as well as an underhanded Sandow, who swiped the diminutive Superstar’s controller — on his way to besting Langston in a heated final.

“I got really, really, extremely lucky,” a humble Hornswoggle said. “I always said I wanted to win this, so this was big for me.”

’Swoggle’s victory wasn’t the only surprise of the evening. Rosa Mendes dispatched Divas Champion Kaitlyn in a little more than 20 seconds in an opening round bout, shocking the WWE fans in attendance.

Watch all the (virtual) action! | Dueling Divas photos

“I’m not going to make excuses for myself,” an unwaveringly positive Kaitlyn said. “I’m going to say I’m proud, because I set a record. I’m going to continue to break records and dream big!”

Although 2012’s winner, AJ Lee, did not compete in this year’s tournament, her bestie, Big E, proved a force to be reckoned with — until he met Hornswoggle. A sentimental favorite of many of the Superstars in the backstage area, the former Cruiserweight Champion had the support of the WWE Universe and a few close friends on his way to making history.

“That’s the most cardio Hornswoggle has gotten in God knows how many years,” Kingston told WWE.com. “But he was out there working hard and he deserved it.”

Official results:                                                                        

Qualifying round:

JTG def. Tyson Kidd

Big E Langston def. Zack Ryder

Jey Uso def. Epico

Jimmy Uso def. Primo

Kofi Kingston def. Alex Riley

Hornswoggle def. Damien Sandow

Hunico def. Sin Cara

Rosa Mendes def. Kaitlyn

Quarterfinals:

Big E Langston def. Jey Uso

Jimmy Uso def. Hunico

Hornswoggle def. Kofi Kingston

JTG def. Rosa Mendes

Semifinals:

Hornswoggle def. JTG

Big E Langston def. Jimmy Uso

Final:

Hornswoggle def. Big E Langston

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