TNA Wrestling and Bellator MMA have combined forces to help promote Spike TV’s newest personalities, and they’re doing a good job of creating a buzz leading up to the Nov. 2 pay-per-view bout between ex-UFC stars Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson.
Two weeks ago, Ortiz was revealed as TNA’s August 1 warning. On Thursday at TNA’s Impact Wrestling Hardcore Justice event, Rampage offered Ortiz a chance to join the Main Event Mafia, telling him that he was needed to fill Kurt Angle’s spot. Ortiz turned on Jackson and “hit” Rampage with a sledgehammer to help Bully Ray beat Chris Sabin to regain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. By the end of the show, it looked like Ortiz was partnering up with the rival Aces & Eights.