WWE News: What Caused Randy Orton To Violate the Wellness Policy

Justin Watry@@JustinWatrySenior WriterJune 3, 2012

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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A few days ago, WWE.com announced that Randy Orton had been suspended for 60 days due to his second violation of the company's Wellness policy.

Now, it seems as if more details are coming out.

According to SuperLuchas.net, Randy Orton originally tested positive for marijuana, which only carries a $2,500 fine (no suspension).  Further testing revealed that he also tested positive for Dianabol (anabolic steroid).

Of course, then a suspension was warranted.


My Thoughts on This News

First, you have to consider the source. Their magazine reports have been hit or miss, so I advise moving forward with caution. While this seems legitimate, we know that is not always the case.

Second, I am sure there will be some confusion over the marijuana issue in WWE. You receive a fine for testing positive for real marijuana. For a synthetic marijuana, you receive a suspension—which was rumored to be the case of Evan Bourne.

It seems a little backwards, but rules are rules.

As for Dianabol, I can't comment on it. My (legal subscription) steroid use was for a short time a few years ago, and that particular name never came up with my doctor. Thus, anybody with experience using that can feel free to share.

The effects of Orton being gone for 60 days have not been felt yet. Right now, I do not sense a huge loss. However, that could change in the upcoming weeks.

Everybody knows that WWE is looking for top talent these days. The only problem is Orton was not doing much of note anyways.

Whether he comes back to feud with Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz or Sheamus, I will be ready. Let's just hope this is the last negative story about The Viper for a long, long time...


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