WWE: 5 Reasons Why Signing Tito Ortiz Would Make Sense
The move would be popular, but would it be more gimmick than anything? In an interview with thescore.com, Ortiz cited the recent signing of Brock Lesnar, who as we all know has been a huge success in both sports.
But Ortiz is a striker and learning to "wrestle" may be a difficult transition. Still, the idea of a media star coming over to the WWE as Lesnar has—and in the past, Kurt Angle made the transition from Olympic star to World Champion—is intriguing.
Here are some reasons why Ortiz's move to the WWE would be good, not only for him, but for the business as well.
Fresh Face in the Company Who Is Already Popular with Fans
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The WWE needs new faces. Wrestlers coming back from injury doesn't do the same thing.
Lesnar was fresh because he had been away from the ring. The Rock and Chris Jericho had the same impact. But having Christian or Alberto Del Rio return does nothing to give the company a new look.
Lord Tensai does that. Matt Morgan coming to the WWE does that. Ortiz would also do that.
His Name Would Bring Fans from UFC and MMA
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The theory is fans flock where their favorites go. Lesnar's fans went to UFC to watch him. The Rock had people watching his movies (although they were awful). Chris Jericho had fans following Fozzy.
Ortiz certainly could bring a new dynamic of fans form UFC and MMA to the wrestling brand. Although it is not "real" and fans appreciate the style of UFC, being able to see Ortiz compete may be worth a look or two.
Could Lead to a Lesnar-Otiz Matchup
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That would be a nice headliner.
Only problem with it is Ortiz would be very green and Lesnar would have to sell for him.
It also would mean there would be a lot of mat wrestling, old-school style and NWA contrast. The WWE wants squash matches for the most part. And these two could give you 20 solid minutes to mat wrestling.
Could Lead to Other MMA Fighters Making the Switch
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Lesnar, Ortiz...and then who?
Rampage Jackson would look awesome in the WWE. So would GSP, or maybe Forrest Griffin.
The idea is if one or two go, they may all go. That leads to another infusion of new faces, new angles and new excitement.
And also, that means ratings.
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Do I really need to explain this one?
Brock Lesnar is married to Sable (Rena Lesnar), who has ties to the WWE and a history there. She is still hot as hell.
Ortiz is in a relationship with Jenna Jameson. If you do not know who she is, you have fallen off the planet.
Two hot women in the corners of their men? And we get to see it all unfold.