Weight: 244 lbs.
He's graceful. He's dashing. He's Fandango and he's bringing a style all his own to the WWE Universe. Mind if he cuts in?
Apologies if you were expecting another Neanderthal in leather underwear. That's not the tune this self-styled Superstar dances to. First introduced to the WWE Universe in a series of vignettes that showed him moving seductively in a nightclub with a gorgeous woman, Fandango made it clear that he's not interested in following typical WWE trends. When this nimble competitor is in the spotlight, he leads.
Still, don't mistake Fandango's light feet for a soft touch. At 6-foot-4 with a muscular 244-pound build, the performer is more than capable of busting a move — both on the dance floor and in the ring. With more style than a stack of GQ magazines, Fandango is in WWE to prove that ruthless aggression and animal strength aren't the only ways to find success in sports-entertainment. Sometimes, a little rhythm goes a long way.
On the March 1 episode of SmackDown, Fandango refused to make his scheduled debut when Matt Striker proved unable to pronounce his name properly (it's FAHN-DAHN-GO). The dancing Superstar made this a habit, repeatedly declining to participate in his planned matches, causing many WWE fans to wonder if the enigmatic Superstar would ever actually enter a WWE ring.
Chris Jericho's humorous mangling of Fandango's name proved to be the push the dancing Superstar needed. After Fandango attacked Jericho on the March 22 episode SmackDown to avenge the mockery, the first-ever Undisputed WWE Champion returned the favor on the following Raw. This set Y2J and WWE's resident tango dancer on a collision course, and Fandango finally had his first WWE "dance": April 7 on The Grandest Stage of Them All, Fandango defeated Chris Jericho in one of the most impressive WWE debuts in recent memory. The next night on Raw, however, Jericho laid a vicious retaliatory beating on the fleet-footed fighter, continuing the enmity between the rivals.
On the plus side, that night was also the birth of the latest WWE craze and a global phenomenon: "Fandangoing." With the WWE Universe singing and dancing along with his every move, Fandango challenged Y2J again at Extreme Rules on May 19. But a risky top-rope attack proved his downfall, as Jericho caught him with the deciding Codebreaker.
Fandango will dance again, though, and until then, he has one thing to say to WWE fans, Jericho and his other fellow Superstars: Watch your step.
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