Randy Orton Suspended Again: Breaking Down a Bad Year Gone Worse

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Randy Orton Suspended Again: Breaking Down a Bad Year Gone Worse
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Randy Orton's most recent suspension has sent an abnormally busy news cycle as familiar problems outside of the ring for the embattled top star have managed to take precedent over high-profile lawsuits and suspensions. 

After once again violating the WWE's health and wellness policy, Orton has achieved the rarefied yet unenviable air of a WWE superstar who has suffered multiple 60 day suspensions.

Orton's latest violation brings into question the WWE's already questionable heath and wellness code of conduct, as this is technically Orton's third violation with his most controversial infraction coming during the infamous Signature Pharmacy scandal.

Then, Orton was already serving a suspension for a separate wellness-related offense, and was therefore protected by a curious and largely unprecedented double-jeopardy rule. 

But Orton's ballooning health and wellness issues are just part of what seems to be a career that has suddenly entered a violent decline. 

Following a triple threat win over former Legacy members Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase at WrestleMania XXVI, Orton seemed to be a no-brainer as the Randy Savage to John Cena's Hulk Hogan

Fans were tired of booing him.  They were still tired of Cena. 

They wanted change, and Orton was supposed to give it to them.  

After being drafted to SmackDown only to fizzle out as an awkward top babyfae, Orton has not managed to recapture the magic that made him a perennial world champion.  

Given his unfavorable position in the pecking order as of late, things don't look to be getting any better anytime soon. 

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