Video: Tito Ortiz interview on TNA Impact wasn't a complete disaster

Tito Ortiz got his first chance to speak on a live microphone on last night's (Aug. 8, 2013) episode of TNA Impact and the results weren't nearly as bad as expected.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer and former Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz was back on television last night (Thurs., Aug. 8, 2013) doing his first interview for TNA as a member of its roster on Impact on Spike TV.

And, despite the fact that there was ample evidence going in that he would surely botch all his lines, his appearance wasn't a complete disaster.

That's not to say it was a smashing success, but there's little doubt that he did far better than his upcoming Bellator 106 opponent Rampage Jackson did when he was given his first shot at an interview.

Here's the text, short and sweet:

"Well, let me tell you, JB. I know you have a lot of questions. I know the million (sic) of fans that are watching and here tonight have lots of questions. I don't have too many answers, but I can say one thing..."

At that point he's interrupted by Kurt Angle, no different than Rampage was for his first interview.

But let's be real: Ortiz did just fine in there. Yes, his voice was a little shaky, and he said "the million of fans" instead of "the millions of fans", but his voice projects well and he seemed like a natural fit. He didn't treat it like a sit down interview in the way Rampage did. He even seemed mostly comfortable with the situation, hitting his pauses and creating whatever dramatic effect he could muster out of the small bit of material he was given.

Again, nothing special, but it wasn't a complete disaster the way so many expected. Hell, he even drew a laugh or two for his "loud and clear" delivery following Angle's promo on him.

But you may disagree with all of this and if so, feel free to explain why. You know where to do it.

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