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Former AEW Tag Team Was Set To Win The Tag Team Titles

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During an interview on the Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast, AEW wrestler Ortiz revealed that he & Santana were supposed to win the AEW World Tag Team Championship twice, but the plans got canceled as they were always involved in bigger storylines as part of Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle faction.

Here’s what Ortiz said:

“I tend to avoid it at times but that stuff (fans saying him & Santana should’ve won the AEW World Tag Title Championship), it’s almost hard to avoid because we’re constantly tagged in stuff about that.

To answer your question, how I felt about it, I think we could have forced a hand a little bit more when we did have the opportunities that we had and I can’t completely blame the company because I mean, there was talks about it but it was almost like it was never the right time, right?

It just wasn’t our time and it was just kind of because we were always intertwined with a huge storyline with The Inner Circle and it would have been hard to sway off and kind of go do our own tag thing and go after the Tag Titles.

So, it actually was supposed to happen more than once. But just due to stuff out of our control, out of my control, it just never seemed to pan out.

It’s not like those people on the internet that were clamoring for us to be Tag Team Champions — it was noticed by the people in AEW and above and it almost happened two times. It just never panned out.

I won’t get into the weeds of things, only because I think I’ll get in trouble if I do (laughs). That’s pretty much it. It was supposed to happen. It just never did unfortunately.”

Santana and Ortiz aren’t a tag team anymore. On the October 25th 2023 episode of AEW Rampage, Santana defeated Ortiz in a No DQ match.

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