Tito Ortiz Thanks Shane McMahon And Triple H For Opportunity At WWE PC
MMA legend Tito Ortiz is most identified for his time contained in the octagon, however the Hunting Beach Bad Boy has had a spell within the squared circle.
Aside from some temporary appearances as a particular visitor referee within the mid-2000s, Ortiz’s skilled wrestling tenure is most noteworthy for his involvement in TNA’s Aces and Eights storyline. Ortiz joined the notorious biker gang steady in late 2013, however abruptly left the group and the corporate when Bellator MMA pulled him off tv.
While he hasn’t been concerned within the professional wrestling world in almost a decade, Ortiz is perhaps trying to step again in. Speaking with SportsMattersTV, Ortiz mentioned his time coaching on the WWE Performance Center final yr.
“It’s kind of funny you say that because last year of February before this pandemic came about, I was actually at the WWE training facility and I was there for fourteen days,” Ortiz mentioned. “I put in a lot of work and I learned a lot of stuff in a quick amount of time you know, I think we worked 13 days every day and I was learning stuff that guys were learning who been there eight or nine months that were just learning and coach is like you catch on really, really quick. That’s always been a commodity for me that I am able to learn quickly, I am a fast learner with everything I do.”
Ortiz talked about how being in a wrestling ring once more felt acquainted to his TNA days, to which he says he seems again fondly on.
“It goes back to working hard, working for TNA was a blessing in disguise as I had an opportunity to sit down with Hulk Hogan, meet Hulk Hogan for who he truly is, a human being,” Ortiz mentioned. “We got a lot of things in common in life, it was meant to be that we were meant to meet and a guy I look up to hugely Hogan and I got an opportunity through TNA.”
As for his future in professional wrestling, Ortiz did point out that he felt like he getting shut to creating WWE his new house earlier than pandemic precautions have been put in place.
“Once again, I got an opportunity to train at the WWE training facility and I loved it, I liked it I thought was great and I would fit in perfect,” Ortiz mentioned. “The pandemic happened and every part received to a halt, a cease the place there was no viewers. I perceive I don’t wish to take somebody’s job who’s making an attempt to deal with their household. I dunno, we’ll see what occurs sooner or later. Shane McMahon gave me the chance and I’m very grateful of it and Triple H gave me the chance and I’m very grateful of it. It was an ideal expertise.
“It was something that the kid growing up was all I watched was WWF, which is WWE now, but as a kid that’s all I ever watched. I got an opportunity to do it and I was an MMA fighter because of professional wrestling, I was an amateur fighter because of professional wrestling and that was something I just made the best since to transition to something like that you know this pandemic came about just didn’t work well for me. It didn’t work well for them and it didn’t come into fruition, too bad we will see what happens in the future.”