Backstage Reaction To Randy Orton’s Latest Suspension

Posted by Matt Boone June 1, 2012 7 Comments

WWE announced on Wednesday that Randy Orton has been suspended from the company (once again) for 60 days after violating the Wellness Policy for a second time.

No word yet on when Orton failed a Wellness test, but there are indications that a few people high up in WWE knew about the situation days before it was announced on the WWE website.

Following Chris Jericho’s recent suspension, the planned No Way Out match between Orton and Jericho had to be scrapped. With Jericho out of action for 30 days, it was then decided Orton would feud with Dolph Ziggler in the coming weeks. The WWE writing team did not know about Orton’s suspension until it was announced online – which explains why Orton was booked strong on RAW, laying out The Miz with an RKO.

Orton’s second violation of the Wellness Policy puts him and WWE in a bad spot. Despite his lack of push this year, WWE has built around Orton for years and he is still considered one of the top 3 stars in the company. Now that he’s one violation away from being automatically released (as per the Wellness Policy), WWE will likely be even more hesitant to invest significant resources in his character.


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    • Humping Beth

      Randy who?

    • ……

      And ppl shit on Jeff hardy for being a F*ck up lol….

      • Peter

        Because he was. In Orton’s case, it was probably just a case of bad medication or marijuana. Orton doesn’t have tons of drugs hidden at home. Not to mention that Orton’s last suspension was years ago.

    • Merc

      The WWE needs to wake up with all this pg stuff. When are they going to realize that’s not the way. Vince don’t even want to call it wrestling anymore. These guys take a beaten almost day in and day out…….pain killers are obviously used and are going to be. If it was weed then they r really just nit pi king and doing nothing but hurting their ratings and pockets.

    • Jack

      fire him already and give whatever push and future angles Creative had planned for him to Christian, Christian has never and will never violate the wellness policy and altough he’s getting old, he can still offer A LOT to WWE if he’s booked properly

    • Broski

      Orton blew it!

    • Merc

      And I want to add and remind people that this is the same WWE that said NO to Kurt Ankle who wanted time off to go to rehab to deal with his problems with pain killers.

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