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- WWE has pulled Randy Orton from starring in The Marine 3: Homefront after several real Marines complained because Randy deserted them when he was in the United States Marine Corps before signing with WWE.

A WWE representative told TMZ.com that they demonstrated poor judgment in signing Orton for the movie.

WWE’s rep told TMZ:

“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.”

Cpl. Mike Vinn, who was in a unit with Orton, became furious when he found out Orton was going to be starring in the movie. Orton received a bad conduct discharge in 1999 after going AWOL on two separate occasions and disobeying an order from a commanding officer. Orton ended up being court-martialed and served 38 days in a military prison.

Before WWE pulled Orton from the movie, Vinn told TMZ:

“I am disgusted that his face and the word Marine are being used next to each other — real or fake — because of the fact that he quit us, the country, and the Marine Corps. [Randy] in the role of a Marine is a disgrace to those that have worn and are wearing that uniform.”

  • poko

    It’s a direct-to-video action film. Why would anyone care?

  • TheAlmightyMitch

    @Ant Why don’t you join the military? How would you feel if some prick like Orton just left you? And stop putting all caps on every first letter it’s fucking annoying you shitbag.

  • Raziel

    TMZ will talk to anyone they can won’t they.

  • Jon

    Here a idea. Have a real marine play in the movie. There mostly home so why a real marine a real shot at a dream.

  • Don Laurinaitis

    @ Not & Billy Zane

    My Bad, Somebody better call my mama! By The Village people “God Forgive Me”

  • Billy Zane

    & Don Laurinaitis

    YMCA is a song, not a band you dumb ass.

  • Don Laurinaitis

    Brodus Clay for the marine 3?

    Sailor: You steered the ship in the wrong direction!!!!
    Brodus Clay: My Bad, Somebody better call my mama!…..For a Sat Nav.

    Bad Guy: Why are you gyrating your body?
    Brodus Clay: Is it hot in here or is it just me, asks Sailor “Should I get him!?” *Belly Flops bad guy and starts breaking in to song and dance to YMCA’s in the Navy.

  • Zane

    Murdering scum bags, why don’t you stop killing innocent civilians before you start criticising people, especially one who saw the errors of you ways and got as far away as possible from you. (BTW IM NOT AN ORTAN FAN)

  • Stevie P

    Looking at some of the comments, I don’t think you guys quite grasp what Marines actually do.

  • John

    I think these Marines are taking themselves a bit too seriously. Do they realise it’s just a movie and it’s all make-believe? And if you’ve ever met a Marine you’ll know they think their s*** doesn’t smell. Case in point above.

  • Simon

    Oh no, didnt you hear. That killing is legal, because theyre a threat to national security. Your treading into murky water saying soldiers are murderers there. Best to stay on topic.

  • Joe W

    Who says the past doesn’t come back to bite you in the @$$…

  • Pig

    That was a dickhead statement Ant!

    Sounds like you must be from some other country.

    Please……stay there!

  • Dave

    What’s that red dot on your forehead?

  • Ant

    To Me Randy Orton Is Way Better In The Wwe Than The Stupid Marines Anyway,The Marines Need To Get Over Themselves ForeAl Like Theyre All That

  • Whocares

    You might feel different if you were in the military.

  • Pyro

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Orton’s a dickhead anyway, good to see him thrown to the side.

  • This Guy

    ummm its just a movie and besides its going straight to dvd anyways

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