As I sit here watching Friday Night Smackdown, I see another segment where Fandango is set to make his debut but once again, the ring announcer is unable to properly pronounce his name. This time it was “Jillian” who got it wrong (apparently Fandango isn’t great with names either. well played, creative team). The point of this entry is to say…let’s not jump to assume this Fandango gimmick isn’t watchable. If this is some angle to get Fandango to never debut, I’ll actually be kind of upset. He may end up being a very entertaining superstar in the ring. I mean, a lot of people liked the Honkytonk Man, Disco Inferno may not have gotten a top tier push but he got a lot of TV time in WCW.
To put it this way, let’s look at some of the gimmicks this isn’t as bad as: The Shockmaster, Oz, The Yeti, Paul Burchill, Dustin Runnels as “Seven”…I mean, come on. We’ve seen some terrible gimmicks over the years, much worse than this one, so we shouldn’t be so quick to assume this athletic looking young arrogant salsa dancer isn’t going to be a decent superstar. That is, if WWE ever actually lets him debut. I could be the only one that wants to see him, but if that’s the case, I’ll take the label as “insane.” All I am saying is we need to give Fandango (Fahn-Dahn-Goh) a chance. If you need to pretend his name is Johnny Curtis to help you tolerate him, I’ll allow it. Thanks for reading and happy Friday night everyone! Remember you can follow me on twitter @colinkriegel. Thanks!