Based on what I have seen, Orton is another Test, which in my eyes is perhaps a step above being X-Pac in terms of heat. Orton is not impressing me, and I just don't see where he has that certain 'something' that makes people really click with him. He's young though, and maybe, just maybe he will find that gimmick that will really get him over. Maybe he ought to talk to Cena, and get some advice.
Orton strikes me as one of those people who fell back on wrestling, because it's the family bidness. So, who's to say if he'll stick it out. Rock did the same thing, when football didn't pan out. HMD has great points about how leaky a vessel he might be, in the long run.
Right now, I think the jury's out. He's not over, but that's not unusual. If he's still not over in 6 more months, then they need to re-think things.
And his AWOL experience was mentioned in a Confidential segment, no? So at least SOME people know about it.
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Originally posted by DavrosSo why the FUCK are they pushing Randy Orton? That lilly livered piece of coward shit went AWOL from basic training, and WWE is trying to make him some poor excuse for the Rock?!
Not to turn this into the Politics forum, but I've been saying the same thing about George W. Bush for years now.
Ditto for Clinton.
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Well...the WWE sure seems to ignore things conveniently just to make a few bucks. Admittedly, they ARE a corporation...and they DO have to make money to survive. So, glossing over a few background details about performers is something they have to do sometimes to make a buck. Heck, Booker T was an ARMED ROBBER, but nobody's up in arms about it anymore. Y'know why? Because it doesn't matter.
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A case could be made that Evolution helped out Garrison Cade/Mark Jindrak and Maven as well. They all had relatively high-profile mini-programs with Evolution and came out looking better (relatively speaking).