WWE Pulls Randy Orton from The Marine 3

Discussion in 'SmackDown' started by Jose Tortilla, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. WWE has pulled Randy Orton from starring in The Marine 3: Homefront after several real Marines complained because Randy deserted them when he was in the United States Marine Corps before signing with WWE.

    A WWE representative told TMZ.com that they demonstrated poor judgment in signing Orton for the movie.

    WWE's rep told TMZ:

    "Despite Randy's popularity, the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the USMC made it inappropriate for him to be cast in this film."

    Cpl. Mike Vinn, who was in a unit with Orton, became furious when he found out Orton was going to be starring in the movie. Orton received a bad conduct discharge in 1999 after going AWOL on two separate occasions and disobeying an order from a commanding officer. Orton ended up being court-martialed and served 38 days in a military prison.

    Before WWE pulled Orton from the movie, Vinn told TMZ:

    "I am disgusted that his face and the word Marine are being used next to each other -- real or fake -- because of the fact that he quit us, the country, and the Marine Corps. [Randy] in the role of a Marine is a disgrace to those that have worn and are wearing that uniform."

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  3. Damn I'm slow.