Former WWE Superstar Fandango has revealed how a bruising encounter with The Great Khali cost him a run with the prestigious Intercontinental Championship.
Fandango made his in-ring debut as the dancing lothario on The Grandest Stage Of Them All at WrestleMania 29. The man now known as Dirty Dango claimed a huge victory of current AEW star Chris Jericho at WrestleMania that year and could have gone on to greater success if it hadn’t been for WWE Hall Of Famer The Great Khali.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Fandango explained how a concussion suffered in a match with the giant Indian star put paid to what would have been his first and only singles title in the company:
“So they were going to put the Intercontinental Title on me, but I got concussed working The Great Khali. I think it got to a week or 2 before and I didn’t tell them that I was concussed. I worked Khali a couple of weeks before the pay-per-view, then I worked the week before I think.”
“If you get concussed and you get hit again, it’s easier to get concussed again. I was concussed and I kept performing, but I didn’t tell anybody. I took a shoulder tackle from Zack Ryder and I was out. When I got back, I thought I had just wrestled The Great Khali, it goes back to where you originally got f*cked up.”
“Then I said it, stooged myself off, and to the company’s protocol, I was wrong. But if they put the IC title on you, you don’t want to say. But they took me off for 3 to 4 weeks, and Curtis Axel won the title instead.”
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