Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Who says WWE can't 'shoot'? Orton blasts colleagues
However, this may be the start of better (or worse) things to come.
In an interview recently conducted with World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, the candid comments continue to flourish.
Whether this is a ploy by the company or employees being rebellious, this latest trend is proving to be an entertaining one from a fans perspective.
Orton spoke to a 98 KUPD based in Phoenix, Arizona and not only talked about past substance abuse, but also proceeded to rip into the Rock and WWE Divas Champion, Kelly Kelly.
The World Heavyweight Champion said the following about his drug abuse:
* Orton discussed his past issues with drug abuse, including an incident in 2006 where he overdosed, stopped breathing and his wife called an ambulance to save his life. Orton said he and his family discuss the bad choices he's made in WWE's upcoming DVD release, Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator
"I was ashamed of it for a long time, but now talking about it and getting it off my chest—when my in-laws and mom watches it, they're going to cry. My wife talks about when I stopped breathing and the ambulance came," Orton said.
Orton then spoke about an issue with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson:
* Orton shared a story of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson trying to get him in trouble prior to WrestleMania. Orton said he gave his opinion on The Rock during an interview with ESPN—that he wasn't buying his return speech about returning to WWE and never leaving again. Orton said Johnson called management and claimed the WWE Superstar slammed him and Triple H in the interview. Orton feels Rock mentioned Triple H to grab their attention even though he didn't criticize "The Game" in the interview.
Once the conversation moved towards WWE Divas Champion, Kelly Kelly, Orton proceeded to "shoot" incredibly hard on her:
-- Spurred on by the hosts, Orton levied some unflattering remarks towards WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly after saying he worked a brief romance storyline with her a few years ago.
"I would be a method actor, and actually sleep with her," joked host John Holmberg.
"I could name a few method actors in WWE," Orton replied. "Like, ten guys."
Randy also spoke candidly about the Santino Marella's humor, the Miz and Maryse as a couple, and even spoke about John Cena as an athlete and a wrestler.
Even though WWE is a PG Product, these recent "shoot" comments are startling. Will this be the focus going forward both on TV or off? Is the WWE allowing more free reign for it's performers? Time will tell.
source (quotes): www.pwtorch.com
source : www.randy-orton.com
Listen to the entire interview at the link below as Orton talks candidly about other WWE Superstars such as Santino Marella, The Miz, Maryse and others:
Randy Talks with 98 KUPD Arizona’s Real Rock