Fandango Reveals If Vince McMahon Liked “Fashion Files” Segments

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Former WWE superstar Fandango has opened up about if Vince McMahon enjoyed the “Fashion Files” segments involving the Breezango tag team.

The former WWE superstar known as Fandango had a very long run in the company that was likely longer than most people know. The 39-year-old who now wrestles as Dirty Dango for Impact Wrestling was signed by WWE in 2006, spent a few years in development and became Johnny Curtis on the NXT brand for a few years.

In early 2013, Curtis became the dancing wrestling character known as Fandango, who did some ballroom dance routines prior to his matches. The gimmick worked for a while with fans singing along with his memorable theme song while Fandango picked up big wins like beating Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29 in 2013. The next night at Raw, Fandango’s song was more popular than ever.

Fast forward a few years to 2016 and Fandango found himself in a tag team with Tyler Breeze known as Breezango. They would end up teaming together for most of the next five years and even became NXT Tag Team Champions together.

During Breezango’s run on Smackdown in the “Smackdown Live” era starting in 2016, the duo started doing some “Fashion Files” segments where they would mock the styles of people in WWE. That led to Breezango also becoming known as the “Fashion Police” in WWE. They would have backstage segments often that started out being an online-only thing, but then their segments got popular and they started getting more TV time too.

In an interview with WrestlingNewsCo, Fandango revealed how the Fashion Files segments started and how Vince McMahon wasn’t particularly fond of them.

“We would come to TV every week and grab one of the dot com guys and just start cutting promos. Then it kind of organically grew into the Fashion Files. We would dress up as cops and we ordered gear from Amazon. It started to get a lot of traction online and the social media guys loved working with us.”

“I think it got back to the production meeting and they said, ‘Listen, they’re doing these dot com segments and they’re getting a lot of social media buzz.’ They would go off social media attraction and stuff. They said, ‘Let’s put the segment on television.’ So that’s how the Fashion Files started.”

“From day one to the last day we did it, Vince did not laugh once. He did not understand any of the jokes. He didn’t get any of the pop culture, like any of the movies, he did not understand it. He didn’t like it, but he knew the fans liked it so he kept it on his show. He didn’t understand any of it.”

“There would be people in Gorilla watching the segment and everyone would pop while the segment was airing and Vince would just, I guess this is what they would tell us, Vince would just look around. The dry sense of humor just wasn’t his thing, which if you’re a 70-something-year-old guy, you’re probably not getting Twin Peaks jokes. It’s understandable. It’s nothing against him, but he didn’t like it at all, but he knew that some people did.”

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