What could have been. Winning a title is one of the most important things that a wrestler can do in their career. It is a symbol that you have arrived and that the promotion you are working for sees something in you. There are a lot of titles floating around WWE these days but picking up some gold still means a lot no matter what it may be. One recently released wrestlers was ready to win something, but then plans changed in a sad way.
Dirty Dango, formerly known as Fandango in WWE, was a guest on Insights with Chris Van Vliet and revealed that he was scheduled to win the Intercontinental Title. Dango was scheduled to win the title but was then suffered a concussion during a match with Great Khali. Rather than explaining this to WWE, Dango continued to wrestle and was concussed again during a match with Zack Ryder. WWE then found out that he was injured and pulled him off the road. Dango said he believed Curtis Axel went on to win the title, which took place on June 16, 2013, less than two weeks after Dango wrestled Khali and Ryder on television.
Dango had a nice run in WWE. Check out some of his solo time in the ring:
Opinion: This is something that lines up and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is absolutely true. At this time, Fandango would have been about two months into his WWE run and still living off of his WrestleMania 29 upset of Chris Jericho. Him winning the Intercontinental Title would not have been a big stretch and it would have even made a lot of sense for WWE to capitalize on his newfound success. It’s a good case of what could have happened, and unfortunately he never really got close again.
How would Fandango have done as Intercontinental Champion? How else could he have been used better in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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