Fandango Explains Missed Shot at WWE Intercontinental Championship

Former WWE Star Fandango's Championship Dreams Derailed by Undisclosed Concussion.

by Atia Mukhtar
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Fandango Explains Missed Shot at WWE Intercontinental Championship

In the aftermath of his WWE debut in 2013, Fandango was poised for a meteoric rise. A remarkable victory over Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29 was setting the stage for a significant push, marking out a path for him to seize the Intercontinental Championship.

However, due to unforeseen circumstances, this momentum was tragically disrupted. During an enlightening conversation on the "K100" podcast, the once-promising WWE Superstar shed light on how his secretive behavior around a concussion led to the WWE abruptly curtailing their plans for his ascent to the championship title.

"WWE had plans to crown me with the Intercontinental title during a triple threat match in one of the post-WrestleMania pay-per-views. However, I sustained a concussion during a bout with Great Khali. Instead of reporting it, I chose to keep it under wraps, which resulted in considerable backlash," Fandango recounted.

Unforeseen Concussion Revelation Derails Fandango's Momentum

The intense showdown between Fandango and The Great Khali culminated in an unexpected count-out victory for "The Punjabi Playboy". The ensuing night witnessed Fandango take on Zack Ryder in a "WWE SmackDown" event.

However, after the duel with Ryder, Fandango inadvertently let slip that he was suffering from a concussion. "Getting knocked out can sometimes mess with your mental bearings, throwing you back to the moment of the incident.

My response to questions backstage exposed my concussion," Fandango elaborated. "Upon learning about it, they exclaimed, 'You didn't inform us.' This incident was a key trigger in implementing strict protocols for concussions within WWE." Reflecting on his past actions, Fandango admitted to his maverick behavior during that phase in 2013, acknowledging WWE's vexation when he failed to disclose his injury promptly.

"I was certainly a different person back then. Now, in hindsight, I fully comprehend their frustration and the importance of transparency when it comes to such sensitive health matters," he concluded.

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