It's not often that we get to hear WWE Superstars talking about real life issues due to the strict restrictions the company keeps on everything their wrestlers say publicly.
However, in his recent appearance on Booker T's Heated Conversations Podcast, Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton opened up about some controversial issues which have been a hot topic in both virtual and real world recently. Thanks to wrestlinnews.co below are some of the highlights from the podcast:
Talking about military members leaving their positions without permission due to disagreement which is formally known as AWOL, Orton said that he did not have the courage to die for the country:
“I didn’t have the courage to die for my country. You could see from them [Marines] the courage to die for this country. That they would be willing to risk everything for this country, for our freedom. That’s why you should stand for the pledge, that’s why you should stand for the anthem.”
In between all the talks of racial inequality, the recent protest made by Football Player Colin Kaepernick by kneeling down during the national anthem has become a hot topic in little time. Speaking of this unique way of protesting Orton said that he respects the reason behind the protest but is against the method:
“I respect what he’s kneeling for. I think what he’s kneeling for is right. I don’t respect the way he’s doing it. The kneeling, I just, I don’t think it’s right at all. I’m against the kneeling."
Continuing on the topic of protest the Youngest World Champion said that due to all this he worries about what his kids and grandkids might have to go through:
“I look at this generation and see everything that’s going on and thinking about the future. I worry about my kids, my grandkids in the future and I worry about what my grandkids may go through. With all the kneeling, stomping, pissing on the fucking (bleeped) flag. I worry.”
Probably the first time in the coveted history of the company, a prominent star such as Randy who is former 12 times World Champion offered his thoughts on Slavery which is still considered as a taboo by many. He said that as a white male it's hard knowing that it happened:
“Speaking about it can be hard. It’s hard for me as a white male to talk to people about that issue. It’s hard knowing that had happened and it’s scary, it really is. These days, people can judge you for anything you say, you have to be careful talking about that. I don’t know where these people are coming from, people can get on you about that. So you just have to be careful man.”
Along with this, Randy Orton also talked about the current media, upcoming elections and more.
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