Hussey began his professional wrestling career in 1999. He worked for several promotions beginning in September 1999. He competed in several Independent promotions in New England. In 2006, Hussey signed a development contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling (DSW), WWE's developmental territory. He was then moved to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in June 2008, where he won the Florida Tag Team Championship on more than one occasion with Tyler Reks and Derrick Bateman. In December 2010, he competed in the fourth season of NXT as Johnny Curtis, and he eventually won the competition in March 2011.
In 2013, Hussey re-debuted as Fandango. In April, WWE audience members started singing and dancing to his entrance music, which rose substantially on iTunes charts and generated much hype in mainstream media.
- Northeast Championship Wrestling New England Championship
- Northeast Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championship
- Power League Wrestling New England Championship
- Premier Wrestling Federation Northeast Tag Team Championship
- Premier Wrestling Federation Northeast Heavyweight Championship
- South Coast Championship Wrestling Lightweight Championship