WWE Pulls Randy Orton from The Marine 3 Due to Past Controversy, Raw Returns (Spoilers) And More News
April 3, 2012 · 0 Comments
- WWE has pulled Randy Orton from starring in The Marine 3: Homefront after several real Marines complained because Randy deserted them when he was in the United States Marine Corps before signing with WWE.
A WWE representative told TMZ.com that they demonstrated poor judgment in signing Orton for the movie.
WWE’s rep told TMZ:
“Despite Randy’s popularity, the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the USMC made it inappropriate for him to be cast in this film.”
Cpl. Mike Vinn, who was in a unit with Orton, became furious when he found out Orton was going to be starring in the movie. Orton received a bad conduct discharge in 1999 after going AWOL on two separate occasions and disobeying an order from a commanding officer. Orton ended up being court-martialed and served 38 days in a military prison.
Before WWE pulled Orton from the movie, Vinn told TMZ:
“I am disgusted that his face and the word Marine are being used next to each other — real or fake — because of the fact that he quit us, the country, and the Marine Corps. [Randy] in the role of a Marine is a disgrace to those that have worn and are wearing that uniform.”
– PWInsider reports that Brock Lesnar didn’t arrive for RAW until 30 seconds before his music hit and he walked out on the stage. However, WWE’s Twitter account posted the news of Lesnar’s arrival at 11:06pm EST.
– WWE and TNA will run in the same city tonight as WWE tapes SmackDown in Orlando, Florida at the Amway Center. Matches for tonight include Kane vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio with a future World Heavyweight Title shot on the line.
RAW stars advertised for tonight include John Cena, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, The Miz and Kane. Advertised locally is Cena, Punk, Orton, Sheamus and Big Show vs. Kane, Jericho, Daniel Bryan, Miz and Mark Henry.
WWE acknowledged that Lord Tensai is a former WWE Superstar who went to Japan but did not specifically call him the former A-Train on RAW last night. WWE posted an article on their website last night and mentioned that Tensai is the former A-Train:
“He calls himself Lord Tensai, but it turns out the mysterious Superstar who stormed onto Raw SuperShow and defeated Alex Riley this past Monday has a storied history in sports-entertainment, including WWE. When he arrived on Raw, Tensai did not speak and dressed in traditional Japanese garb, which would suggest he is something of an expat.
This, it turns out, is exactly the case. The hulking warrior is in fact the WWE Superstar formerly known as A-Train, who competed in WWE for several years before embarking on a journey of self-discovery in Japan. Once he’d crossed the Pacific Ocean, he immersed himself in the Land of the Rising Sun, embracing a new culture, training regiment, and philosophy that seemingly caused him to forsake the customs of his native United States.
As a final step to his transformation, he took the name “Tensai,” which means “disaster.” Based on what he did to Alex Riley, he seems to have chosen appropriately.”
– Former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson was asked on Twitter if she would be returning to WWE. She replied:
“…don’t think I can do that schedule again..”
Torrie was asked if she was still in WWE, which Diva would she like to face. She answered Vickie Guerrero.
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