Randy Orton: The Viper's Behavior Is Poisoning His Career

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIMay 31, 2012

The Apex Predator won't be stalking any prey for at least 60 days. If he's not careful, the WWE will remind him how expendable he is.

WWE.com reported that Randy Orton has been suspended for the second time for a violation of the WWE's Talent Wellness Program. As big a star as Orton is, he isn't above the rules and regulations the WWE has put in place.

Many would probably say those rules are a bit lenient. What is Orton's deal?

Let me first say that he is one of my favorite WWE superstars. He executes in the ring and has great facial expressions. He isn't stellar on the mic, but no one is perfect. Except the Rock.

A second suspension is inexplicable, in my opinion. It says you have completely disregarded the rules and placed your own agenda first.

Still, it's not just the violations of the aforementioned policy. It's also the alleged harassment of WWE Divas backstage, as mentioned by Kevin Kellam of the Examiner.

Who does Orton think he is?

This sounds like a classic example of a wrestler who doesn't know when to come out of character.

Somebody needs to tell Randy, "Bruh, when you're not on camera, you're not the Viper, you're not the Apex Predator, you're Randy Orton, and you can be suspended, and or replaced like everybody else."

Rey Mysterio is one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE. Do you think a sizable number of his fans stopped watching when they learned he was suspended?

Probably not, because wrestling is bigger than any one superstar.

It's the benefit of scripting angles and outcomes. It allows the powers that be to create their own heroes and villains.

If Orton or anyone else won't comply to the WWE's rules and regulations, they'll just throw his share of the gazillion dollars to the next superstar.

He'll be missed for a short while but, soon enough, a clever angle will be created to write him out of the storyline—permanently.

Moreover the WWE won't shy away from the subject. They'll poke fun at the situation in a promo or post-match rant.

Orton better get his act together before he RKO's himself, and his career.


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