Fandango was preparing for the next chapter in his career prior to his WWE exit.
While Fandango will never be remembered for being a World Champion, he will always have a victory over Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania and an NXT Tag Team Championship run alongside Tyler Breeze toward the end of his run to look back on.
Fandango even admits, during a recent virtual signing with Captain's Corner, that he could see the writing on the wall for his career and was already discussing potential routes beyond the ring were he to stay with WWE.
“I think I saw the writing on the wall. I was 37 at the time, you kinda read 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,” he said.
Speaking about getting released, Dango would say that even though you can mentally prepare yourself for the call, it can still be overwhelming and he also gives some advice to those that may face a call like that in the future.
“It didn’t seem real though for a couple of 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 and do signings for them and stuff like that. I don’t know how everybody got my number,” he said. “It’s just overwhelming. It's a lot to take in. I suggest turning your phone off for a day or two and just relax. 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, to make sure everything’s okay, and if you need anything. It’s a niche community, professional wrestling where your friends help you out and point you in the right direction.”
Recently, Dango cleared up some misconceptions regarding a recent tweet where he said he would be finishing up in the ring. Learn more here.
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