A WWE representative told TMZ.com:
"WWE demonstrated poor judgment in signing Randy Orton for the 3rd installment of the film. Despite Randyâ€™s popularity, the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the USMC made it inappropriate for him to be cast in this film."
Marines, including some who served in Orton's former unit, complained about the casting.
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