Former WWE superstar Dirty Dango (Fandango) appeared to announce his retirement in March when he tweeted:
“I’ll be stepping away from the ring in a couple months. Goodbye forever.”
Many interpreted Dango’s tweet as a retirement announcement, but in an interview with the Dropkick Podcast at WrestleCon, he clarified his remarks and stated why he will be leaving the ring.
“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.”
You can check out the interview below:
(h/t to Fightful for quotes)