Randy Orton Responds To Marine 3 Controversy, Del Rio Title Shot

wrote the following on Twitter in response to fan comments after he was pulled from The Marine 3.

“I respect our military. That’s why I’ve gone to Iraq or Afghan 3 times and met thousands of soldiers. Funny that’s not mentioned.”

– The WWE website is continuing its new feature looking at ‘potential contenders’ for certain superstars .. After looking at who might be upcoming challengers to Brock Lesnar and Sheamus, the latest feature looks at possible opponents WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico. Among the teams listed are Alex Riley & Mason Ryan, The Miz & David Otunga and Brodus Clay & Santino Marella.

earned a shot at Sheamus’ World Heavyweight Title after defeating the champion by disqualification on Friday’s SmackDown. WWE did not announce whether the match will take place at Extreme Rules. Both Christian and Daniel Bryan are also due for title shots in the coming weeks.

  • Trifecta!

    Randy Was Born to be a Wrestler! not a marine or an actor .
     

    • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

      Randy Orton has said in interviews that he has always wanted to become an actor after his time in WWE is done. I’m pretty sure getting dropped from ‘The Marine’ was a huge blow to him.

      • Systematic

        Was it not deserved?

    • heterosexual

      This new comments layout is terrible, can’t see most of the comments or click the reply button when only half the chatbox shows up on screen.

      People flipped out about being overly P.C, when it came to gay jokes, but feel it’s justified to get upset over something like this?  Ya’ll knocking back the hypocritical wacky tobacky too much

      • ALDO the APACHE

        How are people beimg hypocrites over this? I not sure where your going with this. Making gay jokes is simply immature and has no place on a wrestling site. I find it odd you have the name heterosexual. Is there a reason you need to make it clear your a heterosexual.

    • DOOOSHBAG

       Randy was born to be BORING

      • Kaylyn Owens

        I beg to differ.

  • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

    Rosa Mendes is the only thing that stops me from fast-forwarding through Epico and Primo’s matches.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177411091 Seth Bob

      LOL I say the same thing every night.

  • pwnez

    That may be true, but Orton still went AWOL and that’s what got the marines upset about him playing the role of a marine in a movie. Also, of course Orton would go to Iraq to meet the troops, McMahon wants is top talent to be there for obvious reasons. 

    • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

      If it wasn’t for WWE’s working relationship with the military and National Guard, I don’t think WWE would have removed Orton from the role. Personally, I wouldn’t have removed him from the role either.

      Although what he did during his days as a marine was bad, at the end of the day it’s just a movie.

      • pwnez

        You’re right, they wouldn’t have removed him from the film. They don’t want to risk looking bad so they decided to cooperate with what the marines wanted.

        Movie or not, a guy who was disrespectful and went AWOL as a marine should not have the honor of acting as one in a movie. That’s just my take on it though. If I were a marine/former marine i’d be angry.

  • JRCallous

    I would never claim that Orton doesn’t respect the military. I haven’t seen anyone saying that. Military life isn’t for everyone. Orton messed up, did his time for it, and was dishonorably discharged. I hold no grudge against the man. However, casting him for this role is at best a stupid oversight. I don’t think anyone was purposely trying to insult my Marine Corps, but that is what they did. I’m glad Orton wants to honor those who fight for this country, but in this case, he would have honored them more by turning down the role instead of having to be removed.

    • http://www.twitter.com/SouthKidd803 SavageBomber

      I agree, but at the same time, if the news got out that he turned it down, people would still overreact by saying things like, “He went AWOL. Now he thinks he’s too good to portray a Marine in a movie” or something to that effect, I’m sure.

    • http://SEScoops.com/ siberian_skies

      You said it.  Stupid oversight…indeed!

  • Guest

    people should get off orton’s case. he was young he made mistakes. move on people. he is a much better person and in a much better place than he was then

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505852604 Zbeau Zbarker

      What are you talking about? He hears voices in his head. They talk to him, He kicks people in the skull! He gets concussions every two and a half weeks! Believe me, he is definitely NOT in a better state of mind. 

      • http://SEScoops.com/ siberian_skies

        You know wrestling’s scripted, right?

        • Bushwald Sexyface

          You just ruined his life.

          • http://SEScoops.com/ siberian_skies

            Oops…my bad!

  • fan

     Going to Iraq or Afghan as an entertainer is NOT the same t hing as going as a soldier!

  • yesyesyesyes

    Whatever fuck it! Orton don’t need that shit.

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    Going to visit troops doesn’t make someone a Marine. The dude got kicked out. He’s not a Marine, period. I hoped Randy would have made a classy statement about it but it didn’t happen. The dude still doesn’t get it.

  • Guest

    Orton was a pussy who couldn’t hack it and does not deserve to “play” a Marine.

  • Guest

    Dishonorable discharge doesn’t go away, your lucky to be part of a wrestling family to get a fresh start……funny you haven’t mentioned that

  • wwefan1995

    john cena is the marine, not randy LMAO