During a recent appearance on Isiah Kassidy’s YouTube channel, AEW wrestler Ortiz recalled battling depression and gaining weight during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
You can check out the highlights from the video below:
On dealing with depression during the pandemic: “This was height of the pandemic, I gained weight. I was just sitting home two or three months, and I was just eating ice cream every night. I gained a lot of weight, I blew up super fast and at that time I didn’t realize I was depressed. I was still doing and socializing, but my habits had me in a rut and also mentally I was feeling sorry for myself.”
On wishing he had the mentality he had now: “One of my biggest regrets was if I had the mentality that I have now, if I was in the type of shape that I was now I could have taken advantage of those opportunities, but instead of me looking back and looking in that regret, I know I’m going to have further opportunities.”
On a recent edition of Logan Paul’s “IMPAULSIVE” podcast, rap icon Rick Ross announced that he doesn’t intend to wrestle any time soon.
Ross said, “I’m gonna keep it real, I do a lot of things, but I don’t think I could do it. No, man. I couldn’t do it.”
Ross has been a long-time wrestling fan, appearing backstage at past episodes of Monday Night RAW. He got involved with AEW in an on-screen capacity in 2022, primarily due to his relationship with Swerve Strickland. It’s unclear when or if Ross will be back on AEW TV.