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TMZ: U.S. Marines pleased WWE dropped Orton from film



source.com: TMZ.com

U.S. Marines — Props to WWE for Firing Randy Orton

WWE honcho Vince McMahon is a HERO for booting Randy Orton out of the upcoming “Marine” movie … this according to the guys who served in the military unit abandoned by WWE superstar back in 1999.

TMZ spoke with Cpl. Mike Vinn … who tells us, “On behalf of all the Marines from Aco 1/4 98-02, that were outraged to hear about Randy Orton portraying a Marine in the next movie “Marine: Homefront”, I’d like to thank the WWE for pulling Orton from the role when they heard about his disloyal service to the United States Marine Corps.”

Vinn adds, “It shows respect for not only the unit I had served in, but for every person that has ever defended this nation. Thank you WWE.”

TMZ broke the story … WWE officials made the decision to pull Orton from the flick when they discovered the wrestler had received a bad conduct discharge from the Marines in 1999 after going AWOL on 2 separate occasions.


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6 Responses

  1. chris says:

    Umm, WWE knew about Orton’s going AWOL around 6 or 7 years ago. It’s been common public knowledge for about 5 years now. There’s nothing brave here, just Vince and the WWE engaging in the long time custom of C.Y.A. Cover Your A$$.

  2. micheal says:

    that bull just he out of marine drop him from the movie it only a damn movie give randy orton his part back

  3. Mike Rophone says:

    Orton has no idea what it feels like to be dutiful or honorable. He is incapable of surviving in an environment where everything isn’t given to him. No acting coach in the world could make this punk come off like a real man.

  4. Bert says:

    Lets give orton the benfit of the doubt. He made a mistake when he was young. Does not make him un-american. Wasnt bill clinton draft dodger and he became the president?

  5. Common Cents says:

    @Micheal…Me Tarzan, You Jane. Here in America we use periods and commas, so as not to seem like we are just spouting out words back to back nonsensically for the hell of it. If you are the Caveman from the Geico Commercials, my apologies, forget everything I wrote.

  6. Nathan says:

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/felon.asp – Nope, he wasn’t a draft dodger.

    I agree with removing Orton, and I don’t think WWE made a mistake, I just don’t think they predicted the backlash, so once that started, it made sense to remove him.

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