Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Oct 3, 2013
Bellator Pulls Rampage & Ortiz Off TNA Bound For Glory

Bellator Pulls Rampage & Ortiz Off TNA Bound For Glory

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Bellator Fighting Championships have pulled Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson from their scheduled appearances at TNA Bound For Glory. Ortiz faces Jackson on Bellator’s debut PPV, which takes place on November 2nd.

— Former Gut Check contestant Evan Markopolous is headed to Ohio Valley Wrestling to continue his training. Markopolous does not have a deal with TNA at this time.

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12 Responses to “Bellator Pulls Rampage & Ortiz Off TNA Bound For Glory”

  1. Bigmike885 says:

    and there it is…

  2. Buseye says:

    That's good since Ortiz and Rampage has nothing really to do with pro wrestling anyway.
    Those two and TNA are like Rogaine for the Headless Horseman.

  3. DJBIGCG says:

    Looks like tna pulled another flop. This time, with rampage and Ortiz

  4. Leg Drop Jobber says:

    They were in TNA too long to begin with. I hope King Moe goes with them.

    • OldManEaston says:

      Wouldn't he technically have to be there first? I can't even remember his last TNA appearance, what was it like a house show where they tried to pull some bush league angle? Before that what was it, over a year ago for like a few seconds?

      All this MMA crap was destined to fail from the beginning. If Bellator/Spike/Viacom was not paying 100% for every one of these guy's appearances with TNA, Bob Carter got taken for a ride yet again.

  5. OldManEaston says:

    Surprise Surprise!

  6. TwIsTeD_EnEmY says:

    Another example of TNA/ Spikes poor planning.

  7. annil8or4321 says:

    such a waste of money, not even used

  8. stevontte1 says:

    How is it a waist of money when tna didn't spend a dime on neither one of them?

    • Get_Carter says:

      Maybe not a waste of money but a waste of storyline and TV time. Guys are sitting at home not getting television time because of TNAs desire to push these MMA guys over actual wrestlers.

  9. Get_Carter says:

    This doesn't surprise me at all. In my opinion it's not a big loss, but still a disappointment for the fans that were getting hyped for this. TNA has always had bad luck with cross promotions. Does anyone remember that horrid cross promotion with Jackass the movie? Chris Saben pushing Sonjay Dutt down to the ring in a shopping cart and wrestling with a blow up doll. How about the Pac Man Jones debacle? The NFL wouldn't even let him wrestle. And all of the reality tv "stars"… At least Ortiz and Rampage were athletes. Cross promotion between companies can work but TNA has always used it more as "Hey…our product isn't as good as we would have hoped but please watch anyway because we've got this other guy you may have heard of."

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