Chris Jericho revealed a story about the match scheduled to be held at WrestleMania 29. But the match with Ryback was changed when fresh-faced Fandango appeared.
“For whatever reason, things didn’t go the way I had planned. Ryback lost to Punk and didn’t win the world championship. But he was still over in a big way, and I thought a great way to build him back would be to work with me. When I pitched the story to the creative team for me to come back for a six-month run through Mania ending at SummerSlam, my two tent-pole ideas were a surprise return at the Rumble and a Mania match with Ryback.”
“Well, I know we talked about you and Ryback,’ says Vince. ‘I want to go in a different direction. I have another idea for you.”
“I waited in silence for him to continue. The pause was intentionally uncomfortable and Vince continued in a serious tone.”
“We have this new kid called Fandango…”