Ortiz, a proud supporter of President Donald Trump, was asked if there's really no bad blood between he and Ortiz, and asked about building to the fight with no trash talking. Ortiz pointed to their recent interaction on how Alberto supports open borders while he believes in closed borders, and said they are fighting for Trump's wall.
"Well you know, I'm Mexican-American myself. Excuse me, I'm American-Mexican because I'm born here in the States and he's Mexican-American. He was born in Mexico and he believes in having open borders," Ortiz said. "Well, I believe in having closed borders. Every person that walks across this border should have a passport or should be documented to see who's coming in and out of our country. I'm an American and I believe in that 100%. I'm not a political person, I'm not a Republican, I'm not a Democrat. I'm an American and that's what I believe. I want safety for my children. I have three boys. I want to make sure that the future for my children is safe. Alberto Del Rio don't believe that a wall should be up, but he believes that anybody should be able to come in and out of this country. And my question to him is, why do you live in San Antonio now? How come you don't live in Mexico, where you used to live? And his answer was, 'Because, the safety of my children.' I go, 'Boom.' So, you're okay with not having a wall? He says, 'We can agree to disagree.'
"And I think this is where the stuff starts getting a little slippery where we have our disagreements, and he said he wants to fight me. And I was like, 'I think you're biting off a little more than he could chew.' I'm here to battle. I'm here to battle for for my country, and for all the lucky ones that do want to come to this country, or if it's just immigrants in general, who want to do it the right way."
Ortiz was also asked if he thinks the fans supporting the fight may be divided by two sides - one who represents "Latinos that are in America that believe the wall should be there" and then the other, who Alberto is representing, who would be "Mexicans that are against it." Ortiz thinks that's where things are for the fight, and talked more about border security.