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Ex-WWE Star Clarifies Retirement Claims

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A former WWE Superstar has sought to clarify their status after previous comments led many to think they were hanging up their boots.

Fandango made one of the most hotly anticipated WWE debuts of all time when he made his in-ring debut as the character at WrestleMania 29, defeating Chris Jericho. This proved to be the highlight of Fandango’s WWE career although he did form a popular tag team with Tyler Breeze which led to the men capturing the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Fandango was released by WWE in June 2021, bringing a fifteen-year association with the company to an end. Since then, the star has gone by the name Dirty Dango and has competed on the independent scene and in the NWA.

Speaking to the Dropkick Podcast at WrestleCon, Fandango was asked about an earlier post on social media where he said “I’ll be stepping away from the ring in couple months. Goodbye forever,” before deactivating his account. According to Fandango, he’s not done with wrestling yet but is in no rush to return:

“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.”

h/t Fightful