Well, it appears that Fandango-mania has not caught on everywhere.
In case you are unaware, Fandango's theme is doing ridiculous business for iTunes in the UK. It has not only broken through the top 10, but by week’s end, it became the No. 2 most downloaded song overseas.
That being said, the team took to Twitter on Friday with the following message for its fans.
To those WWE wrestling fans who've requested Fandango's theme for tomorrow, we won't be playing it at Goodison. #efcmusic #efc4/12/2013, 11:14:03 AM
As soon as the WWE star got wind of this news, he decided to take charge and give his fans what they wanted. Unfortunately, the back-and-forth tweets have since been deleted. However. WrestlingInc.com was able to catch the entire exchange (seen here) before they were removed.
Keep in mind, we are talking about a WWE entrance song that was not produced by a mainstream artist and a star who, up until WrestleMania, hadn’t wrestled a single match. Nonetheless, Fandango has become arguably one of the WWE's most popular wrestlers in less than a week.
Yes, he has been on TV for about a month now, but he really only came out to deny scheduled matches because his name was mispronounced. So it makes you wonder how WWE fans, including myself, got hooked on a persona who is, for all intents and purposes, a pompous ass.
The only thing I can think of is that this is a Vince McMahon creation, and it's not very often that McMahon misses the mark. The fact is, even into his late 60's, he is still arguably the most creative guy working for the WWE.
Yes, he has had his busts, but overall, when it comes to the wrestling biz, he really has his hands on the pulse of what fans want.
Ultimately, WWE needs to capitalize on Fandango's popularity and push him to the hilt before his act becomes stale. Otherwise, the company could very well have another Zack Ryder on its hands, and we all know how well that's working out.
In the end, Everton, in a way, eventually folded and played his theme prior to Saturday's match.