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Former WWE Star Believes John Cena Wants Randy Orton Fired

Fueling rumors that WWE may part ways with Randy Orton as a result of his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program, former WWE talent Kenn Doane (a/k/a Kenny Dykstra) said on Twitter that he believes John Cena is among those within the sports entertainment organization lobbying for the SmackDown wrestler’s termination. Doane’s belief is based on Cena admitting to him in 2006 that he wanted Orton fired for his first Wellness Program infraction.

“When I was there and Orton got suspended for the first time, Cena told me he wanted Orton fired. So now I’m sure it’s probably him trying for RKO’s release,” Doane wrote Friday. “Regardless, hopefully he don’t get fired since he has a young child and is the best story teller in WWE. They do still tell stories in the ring right?”

Cena admitted in WWE’s 2011 Randy Orton video release, The Evolution of a Predator, that he was not fond of the “old Randy.”

“I always joke around there’s old Randy and then there’s new Randy,” Cena stated. “Old Randy was an asshole.”

Orton was quietly suspended for thirty days without pay in August 2006, before WWE publicly announced suspensions for Talent Wellness Program violations. He tested positive for an anabolic steroid that he did not have a valid prescription for. Orton missed live events but continued to appear at televised events—including SummerSlam for a match against Hulk Hogan—for the duration of the suspension. He privately claimed he was taking time off from live events to remodel his home, but it was later confirmed that he was, in fact, suspended.

Cena has expressed strong support for the criminalization of the non-medical use of anabolic steroids by athletes. He has advocated the incarceration of athletes found to be using anabolic steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. “They should send the guys to jail,” said Cena during a February 2009 interview with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in response to a question about New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez admitting to using steroids and Major League Baseball’s anti-doping efforts. Cena elaborated on this belief in an interview with the New York Daily News.

“[Steroids] are the personal choice of the athlete,” said Cena while promoting 12 Rounds. “And [Rodriguez] got defensive, saying he used because he felt he needed to. If there was a set of [legal] stipulations set in place, he may never have even considered it.

“The government should take the initiative, and if you get caught using drugs, then you should go to jail. A criminal record will hurt your endorsements and long-term contracts.”

According to, the nine-time world champion’s suspension reportedly stems from a positive drug test for the anabolic steroid Dianabol, which is banned by the United States Congress under its Controlled Substances Act. However, that is not confirmed. The only person in WWE who commented on the matter to Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer believes Orton actually tested positive for a tainted supplement.

  • Biff Tannen

    Of course Cena is going to trash on A-Rod, he’s a Yankee, and the guy that broke the story was in bed with the Red Sox…oddly no Sox players were named on that list. I’m no Cena fan, but this story sounds like crap if you ask me!

  • TrevorAllen23 @Twitter


    I Feel ya

  • poko


    It’s a deeper issue than even that. The WWE has to be concerned with the PR implications. We’ve had some bad steroids scandals, especially in baseball and track & field, and performance enhancing substances now carry extremely negative connotations with the general public, especially the kind banned by the FDA. No organization wants anything to do with them from an image stand-point.

    Wrestling organizations also have to be concerned with the legal ramifications. If they allowed steroids, then they run the risk of future lawsuits from past employees who say that their health was ruined or jeopardized by an atmosphere that demanded they take enhancements just to keep up. That’s something Cena touched on a bit, and he actually has a good point. A lot of athletes who have taken them have only done so because they felt pressured one way or another.

    It’s just good business sense to ban the usage of these substances, even if it costs you a good talent now and then.

  • TrevorAllen23 @Twitter

    I used to think the same, Like WWE is Entertainment, so what purpose does banning Steriods do? but at the same time what if someone got injured because of the Steriod use? So I can understand that. But Randy Shouldn’t be Fired, Suspension is a good punishment. 3rd one though should be him out the door. even though thats a great talent leaving..

  • Poko

    I met with Rikishi & he stinkfaced the shit out of me for saying he’s not amusing/intelligent
    I learned my lesson

  • ChrisDV

    Ah, Kenny’s just hoping that WWE fire Orton so they can hire his Orton-Wannabe ass back.

    No, seriously. That’s his gimmick (Or it wasm don’t really pay attention to him) on the indies, that he’s an Orton knock-off.

  • poko

    This guy is making a pretty massive assumption. He’s saying that Cena is actively trying to get a guy fired now based on a comment from six years ago. That’s not enough. Basically, he doesn’t know one way or another, and this is just 90% speculation on his part.

    This feels like an attempt to garner a bit of attention by stirring up a slice of controversy. I can understand him relaying what Cena said in 2006, but extrapolating that into what Cena is doing in 2012 is way too much of a reach.

  • me

    Date: Jun 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM
    I do not know why Cena does not just shut up, he always has to make comments that do not relate to him, just another reason to preach his self righteous ways.

    Go sort out your own personal life John, get shit together with your wife and then worry about things relating to you.
    didnt know it was cena saying anything it was someone sayine he did and as for randy i would hate to see him go but if he cant control his drug use then he should leave and get the help he needs but again like others said how about the other guys how many times has ray been out for failing for one and yea brock is a true idiot and needs to go

  • poko

    also, fake ‘poko’ go fuck yourself too, you keep posting stupid crap, without correct grammer and punctuation!

  • poko

    I do not know why Cena does not just shut up, he always has to make comments that do not relate to him, just another reason to preach his self righteous ways.

    Go sort out your own personal life John, get shit together with your wife and then worry about things relating to you.

  • adam

    to add to what tom c said i think its pretty obvious other people like cena and ezikeal jackson use them as well.

  • shawn

    how would this prick stain know anything about what Cena thinks? just because Cena said that before he assumes he thinks that now? he could have lied and said he still talks to Cena and he said that he wants Orton fired. what a wind bag.

  • bb

    i blieve john cena fired sooooooon. LoL cena sucker

  • TomC

    How does randy Orton get nailed and guys who are OBVIOUSLY juicing – like Mason Ryan and Ryback – are getting a pass?

  • “Bad Man” Bigelow

    1.) Weren’t Orton and Cena really good friends during 2006?
    2.) Kenn Doane has proven to been unreliable in the past, seems like a headcase, and I take his word/opinions very lightly.
    3.) Did he really say Orton was one of the best storytellers in the business??

  • d

    Funny how all these former employees are the ones speculating about orton being fired

  • 1919dpg

    if vince were to get over his big man fetish so guys won’t abuse roids then it could actually be a positive thing for the wrestlers as they won’t have to workout as hard, which means they won’t be so burnt out.

  • SYM

    Oh Shit. This is GREAT! Not that Cena hates Orton but the Fact that the 2 Top Dogs in the WWE may have beef is Dope to say the least and could prove to be Entertaining.

  • I think that it would be a good idea to fire Randy Orton for being an asshole because he is like that other toolbag Brock Lesnar a complete shithead. John Cena is right fire Randy and fire that other tool german Brock Lesnar.

  • Sammo

    Wrestling is a competitive sport in a different way, dude. It’s a lot easier to get noticed by Vince and get a push if you have an Adonis physique … And there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that steroid abuse has contributed to plenty of deaths in the wrestling industry – guys that were far too young to die.

    The likes of Test, British Bulldog, Lance Cade and Rick Rude would probably all still be with us today if it weren’t for steroid abuse. WWE banning steroids should only ever be perceived as a positive thing.

  • 1919dpg

    steroids being banned in wrestling is stupid. i can understand the problem when it comes to competative sports but it’s pointless in wrestling.