Ortiz was revealed to be the surprise for Bellator during their show on Spike TV on Wednesday, as it was announced that he would make his debut for the mixed-martial-arts promotion on pay-per-view on November 2nd against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, another MMA legend who will be making his fighting debut with the promotion.
The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion came out during the main event segment on Thursday's Impact Wrestling, as the Main Event Mafia and the Aces & 8's were in the middle of a stare down. The two factions had just made the announcement that whoever gets pinned in their five-on-five man match at the upcoming "Hardcore Justice" show on August 15th would be forced to leave TNA "for good."
After the announcement, Tito Ortiz came out as the surprise mystery-man. He stood on the ramp and stared in the ring, where Rampage was glaring back at him. The show went off the air with the announcers selling the reveal and plugging next week's Impact Wrestling show on Spike TV.