WWE Superstar Fandango is 'tight' with Everton Football Club after musical differences
Ballroom dancer cannot wait for WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans
Last Updated: 21/03/14 6:07pm
The twinkle-toed Superstar - who boogies to the ring for his matches with glamorous partner Summer Rae - says there was initial tension between himself and the Toffees but that they are now "tight".
Fandango and Everton became intertwined when the wrestler's entrance music zoomed up the UK iTunes chart - and had the WWE Universe permanently humming - the week after WrestleMania 29 last April.
The salsa expert revealed that a number of his fans asked the Goodison Park club to play his ditty at matches and despite the Merseyside outfit being reluctant at first, they soon changed their tune.
Fandango explained: "There were lots of European fans at the Raw the night after WrestleMania and as the show progressed the fans got more and more into my music.
"The song went to number 11 in the iTunes chart and a lot of clubs were playing my music at their games, so a lot of WWE fans Tweeted Everton and said 'play Fandango's music at your games'.
"Everton refused and me being the shy, quiet type that I am, I sent a few friendly Tweets to them.
"We had a little bit of a back and forth but eventually they played it at a game and now I am a huge Everton fan.
"A good relationship often starts off on a rocky road and now we are tight."
Fandango described the post-WrestleMania Raw - which took place in New Jersey's Izod Center - as a "pivotal night", but he also had a ball the previous evening at the Show of Shows.
The grappler defeated six-time world champion Chris Jericho in his debut WWE match, and he says fans can be sure of even more excitement when the 2014 edition of WrestleMania - which will be hosted by the legendary Hulk Hogan - takes place on April 6.
"To debut at the biggest stage of the year was a big task," added the jive enthusiast, whilst promoting WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, an event you can see live on Sky Sports Box Office.
"You are very nervous leading up to the big show and about walking out in front of 85,000 people, but when you do you can just feel the audience and it was just electric.
"WrestleMania is the biggest spectacle of the year and you are going to be entertained."
Fandango also explained that his love of a sway is not just for a show and that putting on his dancing shoes forms a huge part of his workout routine - and he even displayed his moves on Sky Sports News presenter Olivia Wayne, as you can witness in the video at the top of the screen.
"I grew up as a huge WWE fan watching guys like Shawn Michaels, Ricky Steamboat, and "Ravishing" Rick Rude," he said. "I loved the flamboyant, pretty boys and the guys who got the girls and money.
"That inspired me and right after I got into wrestling I went to ballroom-dancing school. It was a big part of my training and got incorporated into my character."
WrestleMania XXX booking details
WrestleMania XXX will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 743) and Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 752) at midnight on Sunday, April 6 (Monday morning).
WrestleMania XXX will be repeated on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 743) BUT NOT Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 752) between 10am on Monday, April 7 and 10pm on Saturday, April 12.
Repeat showings will last for four hours.
The event is priced at £17.95 for UK customers, €24.95 for customers in the Republic of Ireland.
You can order WrestleMania XXX from Friday, March 28 by pressing the Box Office button on your remote. Select 'sports & events' and follow the on-screen instructions.
Viewers can call 08442 410 888 from Friday, March 28 to book WrestleMania XXX. (There may be an additional charge for telephone bookings).
You can also book WrestleMania XXX online from Friday, March 28 by visiting this link: https://my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/
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