Chris Jericho Can Help Fandango Succeed in the WWE

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Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistApril 5, 2013

Chris Jericho can help Fandango succeed in the WWE.

Jericho came back at the Royal Rumble with no long-term feud planned for him. Fandango debuted with no long-term feud planned for him. It seems natural to put these two together at WrestleMania 29.

Understand the big risk. Fandango hasn’t wrestled on pay-per-view, the biggest stage of sports-entertainment. You might have seen him as Johnny Curtis on NXT, back when the show was about getting a contract instead of being a developmental league.

Putting him with one of your best veterans is a huge risk. Suppose Fandango tanks and doesn’t successfully get over with the WWE Universe.

All doubts placed aside, Chris Jericho is there to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Jericho has brought out the best in his opponents. Last year he did that with CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. This year is no different.

He had great matches on Raw with Ziggler and Punk. He also wrestled great matches with Daniel Bryan and Jack Swagger. Jericho also had a great Triple Threat match against Wade Barrett and The Miz. Both of his pay-per-view appearances showed Jericho can still make matches exciting. Even his involvement in a Raw six-man tag match with Sheamus and Ryback against The Shield was great.

His recent match with Antonio Cesaro is another example of Jericho's recent great work. Bottom line: Jericho brought his A-game once again.

Jericho has the resume and fans at his side. Fandango doesn’t, which will bring the much-needed heat for Fandango to use.

Their confrontations so far have revealed a physical side of Fandango, one that is needed considering his flamboyant dancing gimmick. All Fandango has shown us is a big boot and leg drop. Both looked effective on Jericho and teased us his wrestling ability.

By now, Jericho’s helped Fandango not just with his character but his wrestling persona. If these two can steal the show at WrestleMania 29 on Sunday, mission accomplished. Fandango will be a big star in the future, all thanks to Chris Jericho.

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