The world of professional wrestling is abuzz with anticipation as one of the most formidable tag teams in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) history, Santana and Ortiz, are potentially poised to make their much-anticipated return to the ring.
Santana, one-half of the dynamic duo, has been on the sidelines for a while now. Fans were disheartened when he suffered an ACL tear during the intense Blood & Guts 2022 match.
However, the latest report from Fightful Select suggests that Santana has fully recovered and is cleared to return to action: “For those asking, we’re told that as of him being cleared for a return, he and Ortiz were still not on good terms. However, that had been the case for quite a while before the injury, and it’s not impossible that the two can work together again following his return.”
Ortiz’s AEW Commitments
Ortiz, the other half of the tag team, has also been making headlines. He was initially scheduled to appear at a Limitless Wrestling event during the All In 2023 weekend.
However, in a surprising turn of events, Ortiz was pulled from the show. Speculations were rife, but it has now been revealed that the reason for this sudden change was due to an AEW-related obligation.
This has further fuelled the rumours of the tag team’s imminent return.
Working Together: A Challenge or a Cakewalk?
While the wrestling community is eagerly awaiting their return, there are whispers about the duo’s relationship. Reports suggest that Santana and Ortiz might not be on the best of terms currently.
However, it’s essential to note that their differences are not deemed insurmountable.
As noted by Fightful, the possibility of them working together on AEW television is “not impossible”. Given their history and the chemistry they’ve showcased in the past, fans remain hopeful that any differences will be set aside for the greater good of entertainment.
The Legacy of Santana and Ortiz
For those unfamiliar with their legacy, Santana and Ortiz, also known as ‘Proud and Powerful’, have carved a niche for themselves in the world of professional wrestling.
Their journey in AEW has been nothing short of spectacular, with the duo showcasing their prowess and establishing themselves as one of the top tag teams in the promotion.
Their potential return is bound to shake up the tag team division and promises to bring back the energy and excitement that only they can deliver.