Part of the reason that Fandango was cool was because the WWE didn't really want us to cheer for him. In a way, the humming of his theme song was more of a taunt then it was support. The WWE never intended, nor did they want, Fandango to get a bigger pop then top faces such as Randy Orton or Sheamus, but there he was last Monday, easily being much more over then either Orton or Sheamus. Now that the WWE seems to be committed to making Fandango a huge star, the novelty of rooting for him has already warn off, making his rise and fall one of the most rapid in history.
So what does the future hold for Fandango? So far he has only had one legitimate match in the WWE, a nightmarish outing at Wrestlemania against Chris Jericho of all people. I admittedly have not seen a lot of Fandango/Johnny Curtis in NXT, but if Chris Jericho cannot get a good match out of him who possibly can? That match can easily be atoned to first match jitters, as he was making his real WWE debut in front of 80,000 people at the biggest event of the year. Perhaps he can settle down and become a solid in-ring worker on a consistent basis.
In my opinion, for Fandango to be consistently successful in the WWE, he is going to need to add a lot more depth to his character, along with the improvements in the ring. Right now his character is stagnant and predictable, he needs to become deeper, be more varied in his promos. Simply yelling at the crowd about mispronouncing his name is not going to cut it. The WWE currently has very high hopes for Fandango, but he needs to reach those goals for him to really be a legit guy in the company.
To be honest, I don't see any long-term success for Fandango. If Curtis has the ability to expand his character, I don't think the WWE will allow him to do it. Right now, they are convinced that they have gold in Fandango, and they will probably be cautious in what he does. Unfortunately, being cautious is something that Fandango cannot afford right now, and it is likely that he may have reached his peak last Monday.
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