WWE News: Randy Orton Makes First Comments Following Second Suspension by WWE

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IJune 7, 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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Following being suspended for his second violation of the WWE’s Wellness Policy program, Randy Orton took to his Twitter account to make his first comments since being taken off television for the 60-day suspension.

Orton was suspended once before by the WWE in April of 2006 following being discovered smoking marijuana in the backstage area prior to his aforementioned recent second suspension.

In Orton’s first comments on his suspension, the former champion responded to a question by a fan on how much longer it will be before he returns to SmackDown this summer.


“@Xpr3ssJohn: @RandyOrton when will that suspension end #smackdown needs you. #Truetalk” 50 days from now. See ya then.

— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 7, 2012

After recent speculation on what caused his second suspension from the WWE, Orton would give a very direct answer to that fan’s question, but without giving the actual reason for the positive test.


“@Cimfamchick: @RandyOrton WHY are you suspended?!?!?? D:” When I'm able to tell you, I will. Until then, don't believe everything you read!

— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 7, 2012

In his last comment about his suspension earlier this morning, Orton hinted at a possible heel turn when returning next month after a fan questioned if the suspension itself would make him turn heel.


“@EricCullum: @RandyOrton So when you come back now will you be a heel because of the suspension? #AgeofOrton #heelorton” We can only Pray

— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 7, 2012

With plenty of heels currently on both RAW and SmackDown every week, the WWE should remain Orton as a fan favorite to go along with other faces on SmackDown like World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Intercontinental Champion Christian.

Following his completion of his 60-day suspension at the end of July, do you believe the WWE should continue Orton being a face or return to being a heel on the SmackDown brand each week?

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