Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Fandango looked back on how an encounter with The Great Khali cost him a run with the Intercontinental Championship.
Because he got a concussion, those plans were nixed. Curtis Axel ended up getting the title.
“So they were going to put the Intercontinental Title on me, but I got concussed working The Great Khali. I think it got to a week or 2 before and I didn’t tell them that I was concussed. I worked Khali a couple of weeks before the pay-per-view, then I worked the week before I think.”
“If you get concussed and you get hit again, it’s easier to get concussed again. I was concussed and I kept performing, but I didn’t tell anybody. I took a shoulder tackle from Zack Ryder and I was out. When I got back, I thought I had just wrestled The Great Khali, it goes back to where you originally got f*cked up.”
“Then I said it, stooged myself off, and to the company’s protocol, I was wrong. But if they put the IC title on you, you don’t want to say. But they took me off for 3 to 4 weeks, and Curtis Axel won the title instead.”
H/T to Inside The Ropes for the transcription