Former WWE Superstar Fandango has revealed that there was a moment in WWE where he was almost part of a certain band rather than becoming a dancer.
Prior to his run as the heartthrob hoofer, Johnny Curtis was like many young WWE competitors, awaiting his chance to make a name for himself on the big stage. Speaking on the Such Good Shoot podcast, Fandango revealed there was one point in time where he could have joined Heath Slater in his Three Man Band alongside future WWE and AEW Champion, Jon Moxley.
“So at the time, Mox, and I were going to every TV and we would just sit in the back and do like dark matches and sh*t. So it was like 2012. And, you know, you just go to TV every week and get a dark match, they look at you to see if you grew any taller, or look different than you did last week. I remember sitting in the back and then Heath comes in. He’s like ‘man, I just pitched this idea to Vince. He’s like, I’m the one man rock band, but I need a band.’”
“So he’s all fired up because Heath wasn’t doing sh*t at the time. So he’s about to get an angle and he’s all excited. He’s like ‘Vince just told me to go pick out two people. And then we’ll have a band.’ So he comes up to me and goes ‘You want to do it with me?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever, I don’t care.’ And Ambrose, he’s like ‘Yeah, whatever.’ So he goes back to Vince. And he’s like ‘No, I got something for him. I got something for him.’ He’s like, he’s like ‘Drew McIntyre and Jinder.’ The weirdest combination, you know, so yeah.”
Slater, McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal stayed together as 3MB until June 2014 when Drew McIntyre and Mahal were both released by WWE. Since then the two men have both returned to the company, both winning the WWE Championship. The former partners have been at each other’s throats in recent weeks and could be set for a collision at SummerSlam.
Fandango may have had to wait a little longer to get his big break but he two-stepped his way on to The Grandest Stage Of Them All when he debuted his dancing persona at WrestleMania 29, defeating Chris Jericho in the process.