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Fandango Reveals He Almost Appeared On Dancing With The Stars


Former WWE Superstar Fandango has revealed he was in talks about appearing on Dancing With The Stars but was overlooked in favour of someone “more famous.”

Johnny Curtis had been with WWE for several years before he debuted as the fox-trotting fighter Fandango on The Grandest Stage Of Them All at WrestleMania 29 against Chris Jericho. Fandango picked up one of the biggest upsets in WrestleMania history when he defeated former Undisputed WWE Champion Jericho inside MetLife Stadium.

‘Fandangoing’ soon caught on across the globe as fans at different sporting events danced along with the dancing stars catchy theme tune. This was, however, to prove the high point of Fandango’s run in WWE and he was released alongside a host of other talents by the company on June 25th this year.

Speaking on a Highspots Virtual Auction the man now known as Dirty Dango revealed there had been talks for him to take his dancing shoes onto Dancing With The Stars but he was overlooked in favour of a UFC star:

“Yeah, I went and met with ABC,I think Randy Couture got it. One of the UFC guys, was it Randy Couture? One of those guys got it instead of me because I guess they were more famous than I was. Would have been a good payday.”

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture appeared on season 19 of Dancing With The Stars in 2014. Couture was the third celebrity eliminated in the season won by Fresh Prince Of Belair actor Alfonso Ribeiro who ‘Carlton-ed’ his way to the crown.

Fandango’s WrestleMania opponent Chris Jericho appeared on Dancing With The Stars in 2011 and was the 5th celebrity eliminated on season 12.

WrestleMania 11 headliner Lawrence Taylor was the 7th celebrity eliminated in season 8 of the show and Stacy Keibler finished third in the second series of the show while still part of WWE in 2006.

The Miz is currently starring in the 30th season of Dancing With The Stars where he has survived the first six eliminations. The Most Must See WWE Superstar Of All Time recently looked unrecognisable as he dressed up as a Disney icon on the show.

h/t Fightful