It looks like WWE and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz could be doing business together in the near future.
As noted, Ortiz was at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando last week. PWInsider reports that Ortiz’s visit to the Performance Center was said to be something of an introductory meeting, which was spread out over several days, so Tito and WWE could feel each other out to see if the two sides might be able to work together down the line. Ortiz, a lifelong pro wrestling fan, reportedly did some pro wrestling training in the ring and familiarized himself with the WWE system while he was there. It was described very much as a “let’s feel each other out” kind of situation.
Ortiz, who turned 45 last month, spoke with PWInsider a few months back to promote his Combate Americas MMA fight against former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, which Ortiz won, and expressed interest in working with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in WWE.
“You know, I’ve seen that Cain Velasquez is taking the step over to develop pro wrestling, so that would be a good one,” Ortiz said. “Or even someone like Brock Lesnar would be another good one, and vice versa. You come over here, I’d go over there. And you know, whatever they have for my future.”
Ortiz made a few appearances for TNA/Impact Wrestling over the years, last appearing in 2013 during the Aces & Eights storyline.
Stay tuned for updates on Ortiz possibly working with WWE.
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