Those of you that caught my first show heard what I had to say about Randy Orton. Even though I talked about it on there, chances are that we’re going to be talking about it for a while. Word is spreading all over the IWC that Randy Orton is in hot water with the WWE. Top that off with many officials are not even willing to give the guy another chance and are all set to just fire him right here and now.
If the WWE actually does drop the hammer on Randy Orton, it will be the biggest firing they’ve ever done involving the Wellness Policy. This isn’t anything like if they for whatever reason fired Triple H or John Cena, but this is the closest thing to it and it certainly has the magnitude of it. For a long while, John Cena and Triple H have been considered untouchable to the point of being bulletproof and the reason I bring that up is because a lot of people thought that Randy Orton was on that same boat. Orton has had his share of trouble even without this Wellness Policy violation. The guy had been suspended twice for “unprofessional conduct” backstage twice in one year back in 2006. Top that off with the two violations of the Wellness Policy, the guy has had four suspensions under his belt. Now, I’m not a booker, a General Manager, CEO, COO, or a Vice President (executive or otherwise), but I’m pretty sure that if you’ve been suspended four times in a job, that gives plenty of ground for the employer to fire the person.
Of course, you have all the forum boys and numerous other people that are saying that Orton should go to TNA. First off, the guy hasn’t even been fired yet so put that pipe dream to rest already. Second, Orton to TNA, what the hell for? Why the hell should Randy Orton go to TNA? Why would they even want to sign him apart from the obvious reputation that TNA has as of late which is to pick off WWE’s table scraps? Would he be a game changer if TNA picked him up? No, he wouldn’t because all that will happen is that he’ll spark some buzz for maybe a few weeks but from then on, nothing. It’ll be no different from when Booker T went to TNA. He sparked some buzz for a few weeks but then fizzled out just as quickly. If Jim Ross went to TNA or Paul Heyman went to TNA and had full control to run the product his way, THAT would be a game changer. Randy Orton going to TNA won’t change a thing with it even if he did go there. Besides, even if the WWE fired Randy Orton, it rests on whether or not TNA would even want to sign him. The way things are shaping up with the whole WWE/Randy Orton situation, it’s looking like Orton may have the talent that he does, but he’s a tremendous pain in the ass to put up with in the workplace.
There has also been word going around that even if he is brought back after the suspension is up, that he doesn’t set foot in the main event spot again. Furthermore, there has been talk that he will be stuck in the mid-card spot, which would mean that there is no chance that we’d ever see a major title run for Randy Orton ever again. Considering the contract that he signed which has him with the WWE until 2019, I can’t say that I blame the WWE for being pissed off at the guy. Many were believing that the guy had reformed, and yet he pulls this and shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The guy is a talent and it’d be a shame to let it go to waste, but sometimes you have to send a message that this kind of crap won’t be tolerated. We’ve heard on screen how no one man is bigger than the WWE. This would be one way to prove that to be true if they actually do fire Orton. I’m not saying that they should or that they shouldn’t, but like everybody else, we recognize that this guy is in hot water with the company and has really dug himself into a hole. The only problem is that this time around, it will take a miracle to get himself out of this hole.
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