A former WWE star has discussed signing with IMPACT Wrestling.
At IMPACT Bound For Glory 2022, Dirty Dango made his return to IMPACT Wrestling to challenge Brian Myers for the Digital Media Championship.
As previously reported, PWInsider revealed on January 31 that Dango had officially signed with IMPACT.
Speaking on Windy City Slam podcast, Dirty Dango confirmed he has signed a one-year deal with IMPACT Wrestling. He stated:
“Everything in life and professional wrestling is full circle. I started my career in IMPACT back in 2003 when they were filming at the Nashville Fairgrounds.”
“I’ve always had a working relationship with them over the years. A lot of my friends wrestle there; Brian Myers, (Matt) Cardona, Tommy Dreamer.”
“I was a free agent at the time, I got a phone call. Myers and myself are really close, we came up in developmental together. Albany is a great crowd. It was kind of a no-brainer.”
When asked about his goals with the promotion, Dango answered:
“I’m a real big fan of Josh Alexander. Some of the X-Division guys, I’m a huge fan of their work, I just don’t know if I can keep up with them. Heath, Myers, guys like that. In the past, I was in more of a comedy shtick wrestling with them.”
“Now, I’m working a little bit more of a serious style. My match with Myers in Albany, it felt good to get out there for 10-15 minutes and give a good wrestling match and not have to do a complete comedy act.”
“I don’t have my eyes set on one person, just prove to management that I’m not a comedy act. When the bell rings, I can go.”
Dango spent 15 years with WWE under a variety of gimmicks and names, but he finally gained prominence under his dancer persona Fandango. He was released from the company in June 2021.
Dirty Dango is set to compete in a No Surrender qualifying bout against Brian Myers on the February 9 edition of IMPACT on AXS TV.
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