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Fandango dances toward his indie debut

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Other than making it clear that he wasn’t even thinking about retiring from pro wrestling, we haven’t heard a whole lot from Fandango since his WWE release back in June.

That’s all changed recently, as he’s begun announcing several indie dates. The biggest is probably this one, which the man now calling himself Dirty Dango (his real name is Curtis Hussey, and earlier in his WWE career he performed as Johnny Curtis) dropped on social media last night (Oct. 3).

It’s not clear what Dango will be doing for Game Changer Wrestling in Atlantic City. GCW has a busy weekend planned in New Jersey. Saturday night is their Fight Club show, headlined by the long awaited Jon Moxley vs. Nick Gage deathmatch, with Mick Foley presenting Mox’s GCW World title before the light tube smashing begins. They also have a Sunday event, The Aftermath, and they’re promoting events from other local indies at the Showboat Hotel during “GCW Fight Club Weekend”.

The former NXT Tag champ is already booked on a card that also features his old partner T Breeze on Sat., Oct. 9, so it seems more likely he’ll be on The Aftermath along with the Joey Janela vs. Minoru Suzuki. If he does waltz his way onto the Oct. 9 card, he’ll be one of several former WWE Superstars working Fight Club. In addition to Mox, Matt “Zack Ryder” Cardona will also be trying to win back the Internet title from Effy. And GCW also announced Lio Rush (who just signed with AEW last week) for that date.

No word yet on Rush will be doing either, but he was a GCW regular after his 2020 WWE release until his latest retirement.

Should be an exciting weekend in the Garden State. Both Fight Club and The Aftermath will stream on Fite.