Chris Jericho on Fandango, early feedback on El Generico

Chris Jericho talks about Fandango character in WWE

WWE star Chris Jericho recently spoke with the “Hooked on Wrestling” magazine about the Fandango character in WWE.

Jericho added, “I think probably when I did Dancing with the Stars, Vince probably watched it and thought all the dancers looked gay and thought they’d make a great heel. This is his new pet project. He loves it. He’s rolled with it from the start and now it’s getting over to a degree. I don’t know if he’s more over or the song is over, but at least there’s a reaction. To be honest, I did a lot of that to make it happen. It’s why Vince put me with him for WrestleMania.

“I wasn’t really super excited about it at the start, as you can probably imagine, but then after a bit, I realized what the task was and that it was a challenge. I told Vince probably about a week before WrestleMania, he’s going to be a babyface soon. ‘Why?’ he said. Because it’s such a ridiculous character and he plays it so well so far that most of the crowd will be cheering for him, too. It’s hilarious, here we are two weeks later and he’s the most over guy on the show. Well, at least his music is.”
[The Wrestling Observer Newsletter]

Early feedback on former independent wrestling star in NXT

According to a report by Dave Meltzer, Sami Zayn (aka El Generico) has been told to slow down and not do so many high spots after his first few matches in WWE’s NXT developmental territory. The early feedback on him is that he is really good, very intelligent and can cut a great promo. The fear is that if he doesn’t slow down in his matches that it will shorten his longevity if he is called up to the main roster.
[The Wrestling Observer Newsletter]