Fandango is currently part of the NXT brand alongside Tyler Breeze, but when the dancing sensation made his debut on WWE TV, he was accompanied by an unknown female.
Many women danced alongside Fandango over the years including Layla, Summer Rae, Rosa Mendes, and at one point even Eva Marie, but it was his original dance partner who set the tone for his career.
According to WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson on The Arn Podcast, she was the only woman who gelled well with Fandango as a dancer and was forced to quit the business by her jealous boyfriend.
“To this day, he is a good friend of mine. He is a good guy. He is a great performer. He has a good physique. When he’s in shape, he looks incredible. I remember the dance partner with Fandango like it was yesterday. He’s not a dancer. He had to learn on top of everything else he brought to the table. He had to learn how to dance enough to at least make it entertaining which he did, which means he put the extra effort in.”
“He had a dance partner, the first young lady they arrived on, not the first to try out. We had a bunch of tryouts at TV for local dancers to come in and they finally found one that really gelled and it was excellent. But, her boyfriend got a smell of what was going on and looked around at all those wolves at television and all the talent that was sniffing around his girlfriend and he made her quit. Smart move on his part.”
“I don’t know if they are still together but if they are, he made a really smart move and they never did find anyone that clicked as well as she did after that.”