As noted recently, WWE threatened legal action against the managing editor of the newspaper, and demanded a retraction from them for stating that Linda McMahon has funded her Senate campaigns through the “business of violence, pornography and general raunch.” [Read more Here]
- Boss is Coming to Raw: WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will kick off next Monday’sn (11 June 2012) episode of RAW. McMahon is scheduled to evaluate John Laurinaitis’ job performance to open next week’s Three-Hour Show.
- Jericho’s Latest Countdown Tweet: Chris Jericho‘s latest suspension countdown tweet: “19 is the title of Adele’s debut album. Also I was 19 when I moved from away from home and 19 when I had my debut match vs (Lance Storm).”
- Randy Orton meets WWE Officials: SuperLuchas.net is reporting Randy Orton met with top WWE officials at the company headquarters on Friday regarding his recent suspension.
The meeting reportedly featured Vince McMahon, Triple H and Kevin Dunn.
The report says it was a “hostile” meeting and a further decision of Orton’s future is yet to be determined. Several WWE officials are lobbying for Orton to be released because the lucrative contract with WWE, which has him signed until 2019, can’t be justified. The feeling is if he is to return to the WWE roster he will likely be in the mid-card yet WWE will still be paying him his high dollar contract.
If Orton gets suspended one more time he gets fired, the belief is this is going to prevent WWE from wanting to put a lot of investment into him in big main event programs.
Vince McMahon is reportedly especially infuriated with Orton over the suspension. The feeling was he had matured over the years and this recent suspension was a big disappointment to those top company officials.
Reportedly, Orton tested positive for the anabolic steroid Dianabol, which is banned by the United States Congress under its Controlled Substances Act. He also reportedly tested positive for marijuana, which is subject to a $2,500 fine.
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