Orton’s Future With WWE Uncertain, Officials Want Him Fired

Posted by Brad Davis June 5, 2012 24 Comments

Randy Orton’s future with WWE is uncertain following their announcement Wednesday that he was being suspended for 60 days for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program. SuperLuchas.net reports the SmackDown wrestler met with Chairman Vince McMahon, Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Paul Levesque and Executive Vice President of Television Production Kevin Dunn at the organization’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut on Friday to discuss his future with the organization.

A WWE source described the meeting’s atmosphere as “hostile;” it was determined that a further decision concerning Orton awaits. The report adds there are “several” officials lobbying for his termination as a cost-cutting measure. They feel his lucrative ten-year contract—signed in January 2010—can no longer be justified if he is brought back in a mid-level role. His second suspension hinders WWE from continuing to feature Orton in headline role since a third drug-testing policy infraction would result in automatic termination.

McMahon is especially infuriated with Orton, who felt he had matured in recent years. The nine-time world champion’s suspension reportedly stems from a positive drug test for the anabolic steroid Dianabol, which is banned by the United States Congress under its Controlled Substances Act. He also reportedly tested positive for marijuana, which is subject to a $2,500 fine.

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    • hooting hooters hooting

      Orton, remember this what HHH said to you. “You’re the only person that can stand in your way. The only person that can f this up is you.”

    • hooting hooters hooting

      WWE is low on talents as is. Keep him.
      and randy, remember what HHH said, no one can get in your way except for randy orton.

    • truth

      Is this a joke, 95% of wrestlers are taking anabolics, are you going to fire them all.

    • wlouden77

      If they fire him he should mutually agree to go to TNA and see if his presence can help them grow alot more to try to stick it to WWE. I suspect they wanted to push him down, had concerns about his contract and leaked his results. Since they control the testing, they control who they suspend and don’t suspend and such.

    • L

      They won’t fire him unless he gets a 3rd strike. I can see them wanting to renegotiate the original 10 year contract if possible to a smaller 2 or 3 year one, because obviously he’s not making the 10 year one worth WWE’s while. Plus they’ll make him job for a while as punishment. He’s too popular for the company to fire him just like that. He’ll have to majorly screw-up or decide to walk away on his before he gets let go.

      If he’s suspended for 60 days, they should make it mandatory that he does a 60 day rehab program. Should be mandatory for everyone who fails the wellness test. Honestly, a fine for pot is like a slap on the wrist for these guys and a 30 or 60 day suspension is probably more like a vacation for them instead of a punishment.

      • Kindred1313

        you cant do a 60 day rehab for Dianabol. It doesn’t work that way.

    • Kindred1313

      you guy are talking as if he was positive for coce or pcp or pain killers. ITS Dianabol an anabolic steroid. he can taper off and the next piss test hes clean. Plus there is a huge amount of drugs he can take to piss clean on a test, So the fact that he tested positive for it smelts fishy to me, I don’t think hes that stooped not to take it if he knew he could get nail for it. I think something ells is going on. I don’t think WWE will get rid of him that would be nuts on there part. IF he does and goes to TNA he would blow up that place and WWE would start to have some competition. Its just like why Ray is in limbo, They can’t afford him going to TNA. If those two go to TNA what they need like one other to jump and you can put a bullet in WWE in about two years. We would see WWE scatter for ideas and we would get some grade A crap that they will be calling stars.

      • Peter

        Tricking a piss test never work, at least I’ve never seen in work. Oh yeah, it’s ONLY anabolic steroid. You know what it did in the past? Make Chris Benoit go batsh*t crazy and kill his family. Not a big deal right?

        And I like how people assume he will go to TNA. They said the same thing about blowing up the place when Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy and Ric Flair came and the company is on the worst shape of its life. Not to mention that Orton doesn’t get along with many guys in TNA, espescially Angle and Hogan.

        If WWE was able to trust Jeff Hardy, who was on strike 2 of the drug policy, to carry the SmackDown brand, they should be able to trust Orton who’s been loyal to the company no matter how they treat his character. I know he will get fired on strike 3 but I’m not aware of a rule where they can’t sign back. If Orton likes his job, he will stop taking illegal drugs and earn WWE’s trust.

        • Kindred1313

          Chris killed his family because of a lot more then steroids and anyone that said difrint has no idea about them. They boost intensity and agretion not rage and yes there’s a difrice. With all his head injuries he snapped a long time before that night.

          • Spellcheck

            Please, learn how to spell.

            • Kindred1313

              Please comment on topic and not my spelling

          • Peter

            Rage and aggression are two different things, yes. But rage can lead to aggression and vice versa. Basic psychology. Its true, maybe steroids didn’t make Benoit do what he did, but it played a part on it and doesn’t change the fact that it’s a harmful drug. There wouldn’t be a term such as “roid rage” if it isn’t true.

            • Kindred1313

              There is actually no definitive proof that there is such a thing as roid rage, and if you take roofs properly and not abuse it it can actually be a positive thing. If it actually was a side affect of roids there would be a crap loud more cases then there are. Roids get a bad rap just like pot does (not saying there anything a like), they have a shit loud of propaganda that has been thrown out to the public and it just becomes becomes all urban legend. All my uncials and my grandfather take roids and they have had minimal side affects because they use there brains when they do there 8 weeks. And if you believe the statistics at least one of them should have went nuts on someone by now but NO nothing

        • Engraved

          I think the problem with TNA is they dont use their talent well!!! If TNA can be more creative, I think they can be a compeitition for the WWE!!! I understand how WWE doesnt want to bring back the attitude era because of Linda Mcmahon’s senate run but TNA can try its hand!!! Who knows that might be the next big thing!!!!

    • Shucky Ducky Quack Quack

      Don’t worry, even if WWE fires Orton there’s plenty of “A-Listers” on the roster. People like John Laurinaitis, David Otunga, Big Show, Hornswoggle, Teddy Long, Michael Cole, Heath Slater, Darren Young & Titus O’Neal, Tyler Reks, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkings, Drew McEntire, Ezekiel Jackson, Mason Ryan, Alex Riley & The Miz will carry RAW & Smackdown to total GREATNESS!!!!!

      And they’re all gonna be FUTURE WWE Hall Of Famers.

      • AreYouSeriousBro

        Over half of those people you mentioned are nowhere close to being A-Listers at all, and practically none of those people listed are at Randy Ortons level. John Cena, Randy Orton, and C.M Punk are the three currently carrying the WWE right now, with popularity and merch sales. If Randy Orton is released, sure, it does open up a huge spot for some people to step up to the plate, but at what cost? I think the company needs Orton. I really do. And it would be a shame to let him go.

        • No Kneepads 4 Me

          Way to let that go over your head.

        • shucky ducky quack quack

          Yeeeeeeeeeeeah……i was being super sarcastic when i named those clowns as “A-Listers”.

    • Broski

      Just one small mistake…

    • WWE Fan

      I don’t see them firing Orton, if they did, TNA would ring him up, sign him up and they would have yet another “WWE made” star on their show

    • 4:20

      The one big problem is that when a person gets suspended for steroids is not a big deal, it’s the Marijuana that gets looked down upon with WWE Officials. For example, in 2006 when Chavo was suspended he became ECW champ right after coming back, when RVD had a DUI for weed he never again got pushed into the title the picture which is partially why he left.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jose.t.rodriguez.50 Jose TuTu Rodriguez

      Looks like Orton should have gotton an oil change

    • some dude

      why does everyone keep saying that they “dont see WWE firing orton”? if he gets busted again they literally will have no choice but to fire him as per their wellness policy.

    • Viper’s Gal

      This is Rediculous!!! ORTON is One of the best!!!

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