This is a articleis to show the military isn’t for everyone. Randy Orton has done some awesome things through out his career and supports the military and our Veterans.
WWE.com says: Third-generation WWE Superstar Randy Orton is one of the most accomplished competitors in modern WWE history. The youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history, Orton accomplished more before he was 25 than most Superstars do in their entire careers.
Before Orton followed in the footsteps of his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton and his grandfather, Bob Orton Sr., however, The Viper enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Orton did not adapt well to military life and left the service a year later. It did not take him long to find his calling and surpass the legacies of both his father and grandfather in becoming WWE’s Apex Predator.
In 2012, TMZ/fanbuzz reported that Orton was a leading candidate in the Marine 3: Homefront movie, but this was received immediately with backlash due to his military background.
A representative from WWE told TMZ, “WWE demonstrated poor judgment in signing Randy Orton for the 3rd installment of the film.” The rep added regarding his Marine: Homefront removal, “Despite Randy’s popularity, his dishonorable discharge from the USMC made it inappropriate for him to be cast in this film.” Before this, he was also scheduled to star in The Marine 2, but could not due to injury.
After his short stint in the military, Orton decided to continue the legacy of his father and grandfather, becoming a professional wrestler in 2000 and debuting for the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling promotion in St. Louis.
In 2001, Orton began competing for WWE’s then-developmental promotion, Ohio Valley Wrestling. With his professional wrestling pedigree as a third-generation competitor, it did not take long for Orton to be moved up to the main roster and made his official debut as a WWE Superstar in 2002, initially on WWE SmackDown, but then the WWE Raw months later.
During Orton’s run in the Marines, he went AWOL twice, and disobeyed orders from a commanding officer, and subsequently received a bad conduct discharge for doing so. After serving 38 days in a military prison, Orton was finally sent home.