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WWE News: Breaking - Randy Orton suspended for Wellness Policy violation

May 30, 2012 - 6:25:53 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Top 3 WWE babyface Randy Orton has been suspended for 60 days due his second Wellness Policy violation, WWE announced Wednesday.

"In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Randy Orton for 60 days effective today (May 30) for his second violation of the company's policy," WWE announced.

Orton's suspension puts him out of action until late July/early August for Summerslam hype season when Raw moves to three hours.

Last week on Raw, Orton began a singles feud against Chris Jericho, who was suspended 30 days last week due to a flag incident on a Raw house show in Brazil. WWE will now have to replace both top stars on upcoming house shows and in the short-term on television.

Caldwell's Analysis: With Jericho suspended, Orton suspended, Rey Mysterio still serving his suspension, Brock Lesnar off TV with an uncertain future, and the move to three hours looming in under two months, it puts even more pressure on WWE Creative to build new stars who can carry their own in top-level programs and for WWE management to develop those stars who can be depended on to carry the load.

[Torch art credit Grant Gould (c) PWTorch.com]


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