Randy Orton has received a 60 day suspension for his second violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program.
STAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Randy Orton for 60 days effective today for his second violation of the company’s policy.
Orton, a 6 time WWE Champion and 3 time World Heavyweight Champion, received his first suspension in April 2006, after being caught smoking marijuana backstage. It is not yet known what this second suspension is for.
Orton’s no stranger to controversy, famously having been court-martialed for deserting his outpost when he served with the US Marines.
The suspension is hot on the heels of the suspension of Chris Jericho, who was to be feuding with Orton for the forseeable future. Plans were to replace Jericho’s role in the feud with Dolph Ziggler, a main event ready superstar who could have put on a great show; however, with Orton gone, the program has likely been nixed. It’s unknown what, if anything, the E will do with Ziggler.