Johnny Curtis- MMA, WWE, Fights, & Net Worth

Curtis Jonathan Hussey, aka Johnny Curtis, is an American Professional Wrestler who currently fights for the WWE’s NXT under the ring name Fandango

Curtis began his career as a professional wrestler in September 1999. 

Initially, Johnny fought in numerous independent promotions and won several championships like- the PLW New England Championship, the PWF Northeast Tag Team Championship, the PWF Northeast Heavyweight Championship, NCW New England Championship, etc. 

Johnny Curtis
Johnny Curtis

After signing with the WWE, Curtis won Florida Tag Team Championship, NXT’s Season Four, NXT Tag Team Championships, etc., under his ring name “Johnny Curtis” and “Fandango.” 

Furthermore, let’s learn more about the famous wrestler Johnny Curtis. First, let’s look into some of Fandango’s quick facts. 

Johnny Curtis | Quick Facts 

Full Name Curtis Jonathan Hussey
Birth DateJuly 22nd, 1981
Birth PlacePortland, Maine
Age41  years old
Nick NameFandango, Johnny Curtis, Jonathan, The Portuguese Sundragon
ReligionNot Available
NationalityAmerican
EducationNot Available  
HoroscopeCancer
Father’s NameNot Disclosed
Mother’s NameNot Disclosed
SiblingsNot Disclosed
Height6’4” (1.93 m)
Weight244 lbs (111 kgs)
BuildMuscular  
Shoe SizeNot Available
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Trained by  Killer Kowalski

Deep South Wrestling

Bill DeMott

Florida Championship Wrestling

Lewis Hotchin

Debut  September 1999
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendEmily Violet
ChildrenNone
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
Net Worth$1 million
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter 
Career Awards and AccomplishmentsPWF Northeast Tag Team Championship

Florida Tag Team Championship 

NXT Tag Team Championships, etc 

Last UpdateDecember, 2022

Johnny Curtis | Early Life, Family & Education 

Curtis Jonathan Hussey, aka Johnny Curtis, was born on July 22nd, 1981, in Portland, Maine.

Besides, Curtis has not revealed anything about his early life and family. Thus, none of the sources have any information regarding Curtis’s parents.

According to a WWE video, Curtis stated that he is part of the Cherokee tribe. 

Age, Height & Body Measurements 

Johnny Curtis possesses a muscular body frame and stands at the height of 6’4” (1.93 m) with 244 lbs (111 kgs) weight. 

Jhonny Curtis as a Child
Johnny Curtis as a Child

Moreover, Curtis turned 41  years old in 2022, and he has dark brown colored hair and eyes. 

Johnny Curtis | Career and Profession 

Independent Circuit 

Johnny trained with Killer Kowalski and made his debut in September 1999. He wrestled for several independent promotions in New England over the years.

Moreover, Johnny competed in Power League Wrestling (PLW) from 2000 until 2003.

During that time, Curtis won the PLW New England Championship. Likewise, after defeating Chris Blackheart at Power-fest 2002, he held the championship from May 19th, 2002, until May 18th, 2003.

Furthermore, Johnny also competed in the Premier Wrestling Federation during this time and teamed with Kenn Phoenix to win the PWF Northeast Tag Team Championship from Fuzion on October 28th, 2002.

They held the championship title until November 15th, 2002, as Paiva and Kid Mikaze defeated them.

Likewise, Curtis and Phoenix won a three-way Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, leading towards winning the championship again on February 15th, 2003.

Similarly, they held the championship until April 4th, 2003, when Phoenix and Dean Ripley, The Talent Exchange’s manager, lost the Storm Brothers championship.

Johnny also wrestled for NWA: NWA Wildside, Chaotic Wrestling, and Nonstop Action (NWA-TNA). 

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WWE

Deep South Wrestling

Moreover, in 2006, Johnny signed a developmental contract with (WWE) World Wrestling Entertainment.

Consequently, Johnny became part of the (DSW) Deep South Wrestling developmental territory.

Furthermore, Curtis made his debut for the territory where he fought against David Heath on November 9th, 2006.

Johnny scored his first victory in DSW when he and Robert Anthony defeated The Headliners on February 15th, 2007, after losing consistently over the next several weeks.  

Likewise, Curtis continued to partner with Anthony and won a few more matches.

On March 15th, 2007, the team faced the DSW Tag Team Champions Team Elite during a championship match, although they could not win the title.

Later, Johnny became a singles competitor once again, and after losing two matches, he won his final match in DSW after defeating Frankie Coverdale on April 12th, 2007.

Florida Championship Wrestling

Moreover, after WWE ties with DSW, Johnny and all the other talent in DSW were transferred over to the newly established Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in June. 

Likewise, on June 26th, 2007, Johnny made his FCW debut, where he defeated former tag team partner Robert Anthony.

After mixed success as a single and tag team wrestler, Johnny defeated Chris Gray on December 18th.

2007 and become the number one contender in the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship.

Johnny Curtis
Johnny Curtis (right) and partner as FCW Tag Team Champions

On December 11th, 2008, Johnny teamed with Tyler Reks and defeated The New Hart Foundation for the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship.

Curtis and Reks were successful, and they retained the championship on several occasions.

Thus, after Reks became part of the WWE’s main roster, Johnny became a villain after renaming himself Jonathan Curtis.

On June 25th, 2009, the two later faced off for Reks’ Florida Heavyweight Championship, but Johnny could not win the title. Ultimately, Curtis reverted his ring name to Johnny Curtis.

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NXT  

Johhny was part of the NXT’s fourth season, where R-Truth was his mentor.

On the December 7th, 2011 episode of NXT, defeating fellow rookie Jacob Novak in a singles competition, Johnny made his in-ring debut during the season premiere. 

After various dark matches, Johnny’s debut for SmackDown took place on the June 3rd, 2011, episode in a bizarre backstage promo.

Curtis stated that his promised tag team title shot was “not happening” as of R-Truth’s recent villainous twist.

Johnny Curtis
Johnny Curtis

Similarly, after weeks of backstage promos playing on words, Johnny made his SmackDown in-ring debut on the August 12th, 2011 episode, where he was squashed by Mark Henry in less than a minute, which was his only non-battle royal match on SmackDown in 2011.

Moreover, for the rest of 2012, Johnny formed an occasional tag team with Michael McGillicutty.

On the final episode of the fifth season of NXT on June 13th, 2011, Johnny teamed with McGillicutty, but they lost to the Usos.

After the fifth season of NXT, NXT transitioned into the renamed Florida Championship Wrestling developmental territory and continued appearing on NXT. 

Thus, Johnny finally received his tag team title shot from winning season four of NXT when he teamed up with McGillicutty. 

Championship Pursuits

Furthermore, during the October 23rd, 2012, SmackDown taping, Johnny debuted a new ballroom dancer character named Fandango in a dark match, with vignettes for the character airing in November.

After months of promotional videos, Fandango’s character made its debut on the March 1st, 2013, episode of SmackDown.

As part of his act, Fandango portrayed a fussy, flashy, and sultry-voiced character. 

Curtis, during a fight.
Curtis, during a fight.

Additionally, Johnny was with a female dance partner, a dark-haired and unnamed Andrea Lynn (a real-life dancer and college student) who later became Summer Rae, a developmental wrestler.

Despite his debut, Johnny refused to wrestle his first match on numerous occasions because the ring announcers and his opponents could not pronounce “Fandango” to his satisfaction.

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Breezango

Moreover, on the April 14th, 2017 episode of SmackDown, Johnny teamed with Goldust in the WWE Tag Team Championship number one contender’s tournament. 

On the May 12th, 2017 episode of SmackDown, a match pitting Johnny and Goldust against R-Truth and Tyler Breeze ended with a quirky result when Johnny and Breeze turned on their partners, who refused to fight each other.

Likewise, Curtis aligned with Breeze, adopting the name “Breezango,” thus turning heel once again.

Johnny Curtis as Breezango
Johnny Curtis as Breezango

After SmackDown drafted Breeze and Curtis during the WWE draft, Breezango defeated The Usos on July 24th, 2017, at Battleground.

Furthermore, on the November 8th, 2017 episode of SmackDown Live, Breezango defeated The Vaudevillains to qualify for Team SmackDown for the 10-on-10 Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination match at Survivor Series.

Similarly, on April 25th, 2017, in the SmackDown Live episode, Breezango defeated The Ascension in a Beat the Clock challenge match, becoming the number one contender for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

During this time, Breezango transitioned into fan favorites.

Injury 

On July 6th, 2019, Johnny suffered from a left labrum tear in his shoulder and was out of action for at least six months.

Later, Curtis returned from the injury a year later, on the July 31st, 2019, episode of NXT, saving his tag team partner Tyler Breeze from a post-match attack by The Forgotten Sons.

In December, Curtis had to stay on the sideline with another injury and announced that he had undergone Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with an expected recovery of six to twelve months.

Likewise, Curtis returned on the June 3rd, 2020, episode of NXT, teaming with Breeze to defeat Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch and The Undisputed Era in a number one contender’s match for the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Similarly, on the August 26th, 2020, NXT episode, Breezango defeated Imperium to win the titles, marking Curtis’s first title in WWE, nearly ten years after his NXT debut. 

Breezango lost the titles to Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan, ending their reign at 56 days on the October 21 episode of NXT.

On June 25, 2021, Fandango, along with Tyler Breeze, was released from his WWE contract, ending his 15-year tenure with the company.

Johnny Curtis | Awards and Accomplishments 

Eastern Wrestling Alliance

  • 2x EWA Tag Team Championships- with Kamikaze and Brian Black 

Florida Championship Wrestling

  • 2x FCW Florida Tag Team Championship – with Tyler Reks and Derrick Bateman

Northeast Championship Wrestling

  • NCW New England Championship 
  • 1x NCW Tag Team Championship – with Damian Houston

Power League Wrestling

  • PLW New England Championship

Tag Team Champions
Tag Team Champions

Premier Wrestling Federation

  • PWF Northeast Heavyweight Championship
  • 1x PWF Northeast Tag Team Championship– with Kenn Phoenix

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • Ranked #59 in the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2013

South Coast Championship Wrestling

  • SCCW Lightweight Championship

WWE

  • NXT Tag Team Championship – with Tyler Breeze
  • Won NXT’s Season Four 

Johnny Curtis | Net Worth 

Curtis has not revealed anything about his career earnings. However, reviewing the average salary of several wrestlers, we can assume that-

Thus presumable net worth of Johnny Curtis is about $1 million. 

Johnny Curtis | Girlfriend 

Curtis is currently in a romantic relationship with Emily Violet. It is quite unsure when the two started dating as Johnny has not revealed anything regarding their relationship. 

With girlfriend
Curtis with his girlfriend and pets

Moreover, together Curtis and Emily have two dogs named Finn and Curt

Common Queries about Johnny Curtis 

What happened to Breezango?

Breezango (Curtis and Tyler Breeze) is still intact and is currently fighting in the NXT. 

Who is Fandango married to?

Fandango/ Johhny Curtis is not married. However, he has a girlfriend named Emily Violet

Is Fandango injured?

No, Fandango/ Johnny Curtis is not currently injured. 

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