As we’ve recently noted, Fandango is expected to miss the rest of the year after recently undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in Birmingham, Alabama. This put a halt to he and Tyler Breeze’s run as a tag team, going by the name Breezango. Prior to getting surgery, Fandango and Breeze were guests on The Gorilla Position podcast.
During the podcast Fandango shared a very interesting piece of advice, that he calls the best that he has ever received in his wrestling career. The gist of the advice? “Care, but don’t care.”:
“The best advice I had ever received was care, but don’t care. Don’t stop caring about the business but don’t be so hard on yourself. If you are going through that curtain every night and in the back of your mind you just want to curse yourself if you mess up that drop kick or fumble on a promo and then you stumble on your words. If you just stop trying so hard about whether or not you mess up or something goes wrong and it’s the end of the world.
“I think it’s because of the numbers of years I have been doing this, like getting the reps. It’s like a young kid who goes up to bat and just wants to hit a home run, it’s like, he’s so nervous but after 10 years into his career he has loosened up and has struck out about 2,000 times it no longer affects him. You just have to go in the ring and blow spots and you’re going to mess up promos, but once you have failed and it’s not the end of the world then you are more comfortable talking into a camera.
“If we were doing this when we first started wrestling eighteen years ago I would have been up at seven in the morning and nervous as hell. I would have been thinking about what to say because you are trying so hard, and people feel that when you are trying so hard. It takes a long time to get good at this. It takes years and years of messing up and making mistakes and then hopefully you finally get it and it clicks.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions