Rav Mutzafi Shlit"a Eulogizes Rav Ovadia ZT"L II
For those who understand Hebrew, watch this video, where Rav Ben Tzion Mutzafi gives a very moving 90-minute Hesped for Rav Ovadia.
At the 20:27 mark, Rav Mutzafi quotes his father, Rav Salman Mutzafi ZT"L 40-50 years ago, that if we would have the merit, Rav Ovadia would be MBY, and would bring the Mashiah. And this is why his name is "Yosef", why people were jealous of him, and why he went to Egypt to bring up the sparks of holiness from there. (Rav Fish brings this down in his latest pdf on p. 9.)
Also, at the 1:10:50 mark, he says that there is "no doubt that he was the Gilgul of Rav Yosef Karo".
It is very worthwhile to watch the whole thing for those who understand Hebrew.