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 also wanted to be a coach before his WWE release.

Fandango’s career peaked during his WrestleMania 29 match against Chris Jericho, where Jericho put him over. The company didn’t use him well after that, despite The Fashion Files being a success.

While speaking during a virtual signing with Captain’s Corner, Fandango confirmed that he had been speaking with WWE about becoming a coach before he was released by the company.

“I think we kind of saw the writing on the wall (Dango & Tyler Breeze had a feeling they could be let go from WWE). So, I was 37 at the time, you kind of see the writing on the wall. I had a good run and I was kind of already speaking with WWE about possibly coaching down the road and you know, you mentally prepare yourself for that call and it didn’t seem real though for a couple months after because you live your life for so long under contract and it’s — I guess the first thing was… everyone bombards you and they want you to come do signings for ‘em and stuff like that.


“I don’t know how everybody gets your number — or my number… Yeah, I don’t know. They got it from somebody else or it’s just overwhelming, it’s a lot to take in. I suggest turning your phone off for a day or two, just kind of relax and… but it’s not all negative because you get overwhelmed with a lot of your friends that reach out to you and see how you’re doing and make sure everything’s okay, if you need anything. It’s a niche community of professional wrestling where, you know, your friends help you out and point you in the right direction.”

Fandango also recently made it clear he is not done with pro wrestling. We’ll have to see when he will be back in the ring and compete again.

h/t POST Wrestling

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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