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Fandango, the wrestler

  • Base Breaker: As mentioned below, opinion seems to be split on him. On one side, people who know of him on NXT are aware he's an incredibly talented performer and are glad his Level Grinding on NXT is finally paying off. On the other, people believe that he's green at best/mediocre at worst and is being pushed way beyond his current skill set.
  • Brits Love Fandango: While Fandango is gaining popularity worldwide, the Brits seem to have really taken off with Fandango the most. It's been speculated (even by Wade Barrett) that the Fandango chants were orchestrated by a post-WrestleMania crowd which has a higher Brit ratio than usual. The fact that his theme song reached #43 in the UK Singles Charts and #31 in the Scottish Singles Charts also seems to back this claim.
  • Ear Worm: DEAR GOD, that theme song. Once you hear it, you can't unhear it. It didn't reach memetic status by accident.
    • It got blasted by the crowd as they left the stadium on their car horns after the 4/8/13 edition of RAW. No, seriously.
    • Memetic Mutation: To the point that when he entered the 2014 Royal Rumble, the entire crowd was singing it after the music stopped.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: She has yet to speak a single word, and the only real acknowledgement she exists was her little dance with Chris Jericho, but Fandango's former partner Summer Rae is already starting to build up fans, especially among those who already knew who she was from NXT. This seems to have been noticed as well. While Fandango's push has cooled somewhat, Summer is still on the rise, appearing in the second season of Total Divas and having a part in the next installment of The Marine film series.
    • Even more Darkhorse-y is Original Fandango Girl -AKA Fandanga, Ann Dango, Fandangirl...note 
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: During a "How Well Do You Know Your Pro?" challenge on NXT season four, R-Truth was asked what does he think Johnny Curtis could make a career out of outside of wrestling. Truth answered "Dancing or Acting".
  • Memetic Mutation: Alongside the theme song, "Let the A's breathe."
  • Memetic Sex God: They obviously can't take it very far, but he does have Layla and Summer Rae obsessed with him, and even the announcers are starting to speculate that there's more to Summer Rae's obsession with him that goes beyond the typical Woman Scorned she has over being dumped in a Tweet.
  • Narm Charm: According to Wrestlecrap, Johnny Curtis's surprising devotion to a gimmick that's so completely ridiculous has sent him into an exclusive club with the likes of John Morrison and the Hurricane of "People Who Were Given Goofy Gimmicks Who Made Them Work" and has somehow risen above snark.
  • The Scrappy/Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: He jumps in and out on a near weekly basis. The IWC cannot decide if they like him or not.
  • Took The Bad Gimmick Seriously: Despite being saddled with a flamboyant dancer gimmick that makes it very hard to look tough, as well as a name millenials associate more immediately with an online ticketing website (and Chris Jericho, of course, has lampshaded this), one of the reasons Fandango's gotten so over is his ability/willingness to play this gimmick to the hilt, even on a couple of occasions when Jericho was pretty obviously trying to get him to start Corpsing.

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