Fandango Recalls Talks About Coaching Role Prior To WWE Release

2 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

Fandango Recalls Talks About Coaching Role Prior To WWE Release WWE

Former WWE star Dirty Dango (fka Fandango) has recalled talk of a transition into coaching prior to his release.

Dango, real name Curtis Hussey, was let go by WWE in June 2021, 15 years after signing his first developmental contract with the company.

In a virtual signing with Captain’s Corner, Hussey confirmed that he had been speaking with WWE about possibly becoming a coach, noting:

“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.”

After appearing to announce his retirement in March, Hussey recently provided clarification on his wrestling future.

Over 20 performers have left WWE this year so far. You can check out the full list of WWE departures in 2022 right here.

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