Randy Orton Dropped From WWE Studios' The Marine 3

SmackDown star Randy Orton has been dropped from the upcoming WWE Studios film, “The Marine: Homefront.”

Many questioned WWE’s decision to cast Orton as a Marine, when Orton was actually kicked out of the Marines prior to his WWE career. Orton received a bad conduct discharge after going AWOL on two separate occasions and disobeying an order from a commanding officer.[18] Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, According to his Wikipedia page, “Private First Class Orton was tried and convicted under a special court-martial and was put into a military prison for thirty-eight days.”

A WWE representative told TMZ.com:

“WWE demonstrated poor judgment in signing Randy Orton for the 3rd installment of the film. 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.”

Marines, including some who served in Orton’s former unit, complained about the casting.”

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