The former Fandango is looking to find a new landing spot relatively soon as he enters the sunset phase of his career.
Fandango was released by WWE on June 25, 2021. During his tenure there, he defeated Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29 and was able to capture the NXT Tag Team Championship along with Tyler Breeze.
Going by “Dirty Dango” on the independent circuit, Fandango has been enjoying embracing the spirit of professional wrestling on a more intimate level but says that grinding away on the independent circuit is too much on his body and he is hoping to find a new landing place in the coming months that will allow him to slow down his schedule.
During a virtual signing with the Asylum Wrestling Store, the former NXT Tag Team Champion also revealed that he plans on retiring around the age of 40. Currently, he is 38.
“I'm doing well man, yeah,” He told one fan. “I've been wrestling a lot of shows so I'm a little banged up. You’ve gotta grind on the independent scene, but I think I'll be landing in a company in the next few months, hopefully, so I can slow down the schedule a little bit. I think I'll be wrestling in Florida in December. Not really sure which part of Florida but I think I'll be down there in December. “
In regards to potentially landing in AEW or IMPACT, Dango says neither one of those companies has reached out as of yet.
“Yeah, I thought about both of those companies. They haven't really reached out to me. But I've spoken to some other companies and other companies as well. But, you know, I think maybe in the next year so just kind of a character change, you know, by landing on a different TV show. kind of mix it up a little bit. I'm 38. I plan on retiring at around 40. So, right now, it's pretty much just having fun and doing some independents and getting to see some of my buddies from WWE that I haven't seen in a couple of years and if I end up on TV somewhere, then [that’s] even better, you know?”
He also commented on the recent announcement that Ring of Honor would be going on hiatus saying that that was originally one of his bucket list promotions to work for.
“Man, that was one of my, before I retired, one of my bucket list places to go work for, ROH. Obviously, I grew up watching them and I was with WWE for 15 years. So obviously, I couldn't go and work for them. But yeah, it's sad, man. When anybody loses their job or gets furloughed or whatever, it's sad because this is how we make a living. Hopefully, they come back in April or May and regroup and get their finances straight.”
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