Making your in-ring debut in the WWE is a big deal. Making your in-ring debut at WrestleMania is a whole world of difference.
Both Big E Langston and Fandango are getting their first shot to wrestle an actual match at the Showcase of the Immortals on April 7 during WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium.
And both will be in high-profile matches.
Fandango will be facing one of WWE's most decorated and popular Superstars in Chris Jericho, even though Jericho still cannot pronounce Fandango's name correctly. Langston will be teaming with Dolph Ziggler to challenge Team Hell No, Daniel Bryan and Kane, for the WWE Tag Team titles.
Langston has been on the WWE main roster since December when he attacked John Cena and joined forces with Ziggler and A.J. Lee. Since then, he has made his presence known by being ringside for all of Ziggler's matches, even getting involved in some out-of-ring altercations during those bouts. He has even hit his finishing maneuver, the Big Ending, on the likes of John Cena and Kane, but he has yet to have an actual match.
Fandango's debut has been promised since February, but he has yet to get it on in the ring, refusing to fight because none of the ring announcers could pronounce his name to his liking. He has declined matches against Zack Ryder, The Great Khali and Kofi Kingston.
Fandango has been feuding with Jericho since he intentionally said Fandango's name wrong. He won't be able to back out of his match no matter how his name is said.
Both of these Superstars could have easily had their debut match at any point, so why wait until WrestleMania?
It must mean something big is in store for both of their careers.
Langston has been in WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), since 2009 and debuted on NXT in 2012. During his run in NXT, he defeated former NXT champion, and current leader of The Shield, Seth Rollins for the title before being called up to the main roster.
Fandango has been in WWE's developmental territories since 2006 and made his way to NXT in 2010 where he had mixed success as both a tag and singles competitor. Now on the main roster, he has a lot to prove to the WWE Universe as the fans have chanted "You can't wrestle!" at him after his last refusal to fight.
It is yet to be seen what these two guys can do in the ring, but they must be good if they are getting their first shot at WrestleMania.
What do you think of these two WrestleMania debuts and how do you think the matches, and the rest of Langston and Fandango's careers, play out?
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