Fandango just debuted in the WWE at WrestleMania 29, but he has already become a popular figure. Will he become a main event player soon?
For people that don’t know, Fandango is actually NXT season four winner Johnny Curtis. Despite Curtis winning the contest a few years ago, the WWE never bothered to do anything with him. He remained wrestling in dark matches and even went back to NXT.
It appeared as if Curtis would become one of the many wrestlers that never made it to the big leagues. The WWE is a very competitive place, and most wrestlers never attain the dream of becoming huge stars. It is sad, but that’s what the business is like.
Thankfully, Vince McMahon came up with a gimmick that would change Curtis’ life forever. This is where Fandango was born. Fandango is a cocky ballroom dance gimmick that Curtis debuted back in late 2012. He would wrestle in dark matches for a few months before actually appearing on television.
Fandango officially made his TV debut in March 2013. The humorous thing about the character was that he would refuse to wrestle unless people knew how to pronounce his name properly. He would not wrestle until WrestleMania 29 where he faced off against Chris Jericho.
Fandango made an impressive in-ring debut by actually defeating Jericho cleanly at WrestleMania 29. It may have been a short match, but Fandango showed that he could actually wrestle.
It wasn’t until the night after on Raw that Fandango officially became a star. The fans that day were electric and would hum his catchy theme music all night long. UK fans are even buying his song on iTunes where it is currently on the Top 100 singles chart.
It’s way too early to tell if Fandango will become a main event star, but right now he’s one of the most entertaining wrestlers to look out for in the near future.