The WWE has clearly had no trouble pushing Randy Orton as a top star in the past, and why shouldn't they - he has everything a main event top star needs from the look to the in-ring skills. However, as most of you know Orton failed a drug test a few months back and was suspended for what was his second failure of the test. The third failure results in his termination from the company.
This puts the WWE in a very, very tricky spot. Orton has become one of the faces of the WWE along side John Cena and the WWE brass have done everything in their power to make him a top star. Nobody was said to be more infuriated with the situation then Vince McMahon, and rightfully so. When Orton failed the drug test for the second time he showed a big lack of trust and dedication to his position in the company.
Orton is a guy who excelled to the top of the WWE pretty quickly, and a guy who had a lot of growing up to do. If you watch Orton's last DVD documentary that came out(it's on Netflix), it shows a very immature Orton, one who maybe wasn't ready to handle fame. Towards the end of the documentary we see a much more mature and calmer Orton, one who has taken the initiative of being leader of the locker room.
To be honest, after watching the documentary his second drug test failure came as a true shock to me. It really seemed like Orton was past that. I was even a bit confused as to why he even failed the drug test. The life of a WWE star is hectic no doubt, and these wrestlers are only human but WWE has changed so much in the last few years that an overly buff physique isn't whats required to be a star anymore. I would of thought Orton knew that and he already has a good look and good size, with his high intensity he has the whole package and doesn't need to look like a roided out meathead in the ring.
It will be interesting to see how the WWE handles Randy Ortons career now that he's really skating on thin ice. Can the WWE afford to put Orton in a main event of a Wrestlemania? If I was the WWE I'm not so sure I would want to take that gamble. If Orton does fail again a TNA run doesn't sound to crazy at all, that could really make things interesting for the fledgling company. Only time will tell how this situation is handled but Orton really made it hard for the WWE to trust him again.
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