WWE: Signing Tito Ortiz Would Be a Bad Move for the Company

Sammy SucuSenior Analyst IApril 14, 2012

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According to a report from WrestlingInc.com, Tito Ortiz told MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant that he was considering joining the WWE when his UFC career is over. 

"You look at it and you see Brock Lesnar and he's in WWE now. All of a sudden, he's gone back to his roots. I don't know. Could Tito do that stuff? Wow. That'd be interesting. Huh?," Tito suggested.

"That would be really huge," Tito continued. "They have a lot of fans. That's a great promotion. There's a lot of great things that can happen there. Let's fight and see who the real 'People's Champ' is. The Rock? I don't know. No, I mean, you never know. There's so many story lines that you can go about doing."

There is no reason for the WWE to even consider bringing Ortiz to the company. The UFC superstar has no place in the company. 

This nonsense from the WWE needs to come to an end because there are too many great superstars in the locker room that are not being put over. If Ortiz shows up on either Monday Night Raw or Friday Night SmackDown, he will most likely be given an undeserving push. 

When Lesnar returned to the company two weeks ago, it was a whole other story. He used to be a WWE superstar and a very successful one at that. Lesnar left the company to join the UFC and came back because of his recent retirement. He needed the WWE and the company needed him. 

Now that the Rock will be off television for some time, there needed to be someone to at least keep the hype train moving while the "Great One" was making movies. 

Bringing in Ortiz would make no sense at all because he has never been apart of a wrestling organization. It would only be reasonable if he was like Lesnar and had a background with the WWE or even TNA. 

If you think the talented superstars who are not being pushed are upset now, imagine how they would react if the WWE brought in Ortiz. The WWE should stay away and stop focusing on bringing in big names from outside their company. Instead, they should focus on pushing guys like Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston etc. and making them household names. 


Sammy Sucu is a Featured Columnist for the WWE. Sammy also writes for the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Lakers. You can also follow him on Twitter.