Back in June of last year, WWE held another round of cuts from the company and it included several big names. This also included Fandango, who was veteran in the company. Fandango has now decided to clarify his previous comments about stepping away from the squared circle.

Fandango’s career peaked during his WrestleMania 29 match against Chris Jericho, where he would end up winning. However, WWE never utilized Fandango to his full potential and fans remained disappointed in the end.

Following his release from WWE, Fandango changed his name to  Dirty Dango and competed in promotions such as NWA. Fandango then seemingly announced his plan to retire from pro wrestling back in March.

While speaking to the Dropkick Podcast at WrestleCon, Fandango clarified his previous comments. Fandango revealed that he will be undergoing surgery and that’s why he’ll be stepping away from the ring and will not retire.


“First of all, I just wanted to get rid of Twitter. In general, it’s a very negative platform. It’s kind of my own fault for reading the comments. It’s good if you want to build your brand. I do construction back home, I’m kind of putting a lot more energy into that lately. I’m getting surgery this summer on my knee. I never really said I was retiring, I said I was going to step away for a little while. Of course, the dirt sheets picked it up. I kind of got a kick out of it. I’m gonna get surgery on my knee, it’s been bothering me for about a year now and re-evaluate this summer, take the summer off, spend it with my girl and my dogs, and see where we’re at. Wrestling is not going anywhere.”

It is great to know that Fandango will not actually be retiring from pro wrestling. We’ll have to see when he will be back in the ring, doing what the loves the most again.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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