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Andrea Lynn

Andrea Lynn

A 20-year-old college student studying at the University of Buffalo, Lynn wound up under the bright lights of WWE in March 2013 after officials from the sports-entertainment organization contacted the Buffalo, New York dance studio she instructed at in search of a dance partner for the former Johnny Curtis.

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A 20-year-old college student studying at the University of Buffalo, Lynn wound up under the bright lights of WWE in March 2013 after officials from the sports-entertainment organization contacted the Buffalo, New York dance studio she instructed at in search of a dance partner for the former Johnny Curtis.

Days later, Lynn was at the sold-out show at the First Niagara Center, ballroom dancing with Fandango. For the New York native, it was the start of what turned into a two-month run of traveling shows and televised appearances with the world’s premiere wrestling organization.

The dance was originally intended to be a one-time event for Lynn. But approximately two weeks later, officials from WWE called her back since it was too much of a hassle to find a local dancer for each week’s slate of television events. Lynn made a positive impression in Buffalo and management felt she was a good fit for Fandango.

Lynn rearranged her college and dance studio schedule to travel with WWE on a weekly basis. For the next two months, she was a regular companion for Fandango, accompanying him before and after matches and sometimes joining him in the squared circle. She strutted with the star performer in televised appearances across the United States, including Wrestlemania 29, which drew 80,676 fans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Lynn was ready to commit to WWE through the summer, but in early May, the creative department opted for developmental talent Summer Rae – a rare grappler with some dancing talent. She became Fandango’s new partner, and Lynn was off television. Her departure from WWE was good-natured and “open-ended,” and the organization still has her in mind as a potential dancer.

“They didn’t cut me off like, ‘We don’t want you anymore,’?” she told The Buffalo News in an interview detailing her WWE experience. “They could call me next week, they could call me next year.”

Though her run was brief, this talented young woman left a huge impression on fans and WWE alike.