Randy Orton was asked during an interview with Shockya.com if 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded was a pivot point in his career.
“Yeah, kind of like Dwayne Johnson, and the route he’s gone? He’s still around the wrestling world and that’s his first love but the moneymaker for him now is movies and that’s where his heart lies now,” Orton said. “I would love for that to happen, I would love for that to happen. But as an actor can you compare me with the Rock? Hell no, hell no. I have a long way to go, and I know that.”
Orton also discussed his transition his Marine Corps discharge to becoming a professional wrestler.
“I got a bad conduct discharge, was at home for a few months in late ’99 and basically said, ‘Dad, I want to give wrestling a shot, I sure as hell don’t wanna go to college and the Marine Corps wasn’t for me. And I need to make some money, so let’s see if I can do it,’” Orton recalled. “He made a few phone calls, and luckily still had some connections. Guys like Jack Lanza, Pat Patterson, Bruce Pritchard, Tom Pritchard — those guys all helped me get a tryout. And I’d never been in the ring, so they went on a lot of faith and signed me and thought that they could help mold me into a WWE superstar. And now I’m glad they did, because that was a big turning point in my life.”
WWE revealed on Wednesday that The Miz will be hosting their Money in the Bank Anthology DVD. The set is scheduled to be released in October. Here is a photo of Miz filming:
The United States Marine Corps. are opposing WWE’s trademark of “Marine: Homefront.” They asked for a 90-day extension to file an opposition on September 4th and it was granted.
They have until December 12th to file or request another 90-day extension.
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WWE Studios officials have recently been working on planning out their film projects for the next two years.
They really want to do a movie with WWE Champion CM Punk but company officials do not want to take him off the road and have him miss RAW live events. Punk would still be able to appear on RAW, like Randy Orton has appeared on SmackDown while filming 12 Rounds: Reloaded, but officials need him to sell tickets to live events.
There has also been talk of doing a 4th movie in the Marine series but this one would star a WWE Diva, most likely Eve Torres. This is why Eve has mentioned the possibility of doing a WWE movie in recent media interviews.
The Miz is ready to return to WWE after finishing filming for WWE’s next film, The Marine: Homefront.
As noted earlier today, numerous WWE sources claim The Miz has been very frustrated with his current WWEstatus and has been openly talking about it with his co-workers.
- The Miz just wrapped week 2 of filming for WWE’s The Marine: Homefront. He should be back to action for WWE in less than a month.
- Wade Barrett is headed to New York this weekend to continue filming for WWE Studios’ Dead Man Down, which comes out in 2013. The crews recently wrapped filming in Philadelphia.
The Miz’s new movie The Marine: Homefront started filming today.
Variety reports that Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, FX’s “Justified”) and Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism) have joined the cast of the action flick, which is being directed by Scott Wiper.
Randy Orton has been very quiet on Twitter following his suspension. Someone made a comment on him being suspended on their birthday and Orton did wish them a “happy birthday,” but other than that he is keeping quiet.
WWE Studios has chosen WWE fan Mason A. Norman to play a part in The Marine: Homefront with The Miz. Norman, a sergeant in the United States Army Reserve, auditioned for the role during an open casting call at WrestleMania 28 Axxess in Miami.
Norman was told he would be doing a follow-up interview but was surprised by The Miz on Skype, informing him that he had been selected for the role.
STAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE has suspended Randy Orton for 60 days effective today for his second violation of the company’s policy.
As reported earlier, Randy Orton noted the punt has been banned by WWE due to concussion awareness. One thing about WWE, and part of this also has to do with the recognition of legal liability down the line, but they do make the attempt to do an athletic exciting product but do it as safely as possible.
The Miz was interviewed by The Fan Morning Show in Pittsburgh to promote last night’s RAW Supershow. Here are some highlights:
Whether or not he loves playing the villian:
“Absolutely. I don’t want to be liked. I enjoy people hating me, I enjoy the Tweets that I get at @MikeTheMiz with people going, ‘You suck, you’re the worst, I can’t stand you. I don’t like you.’ Some people don’t like to hear negative things. That’s what feeds me. That’s what makes me want to do better and prove everyone wrong. So that’s basically why I’m so good.”
Starring in WWE’s The Marine:
“I’m doing a movie — Marine: Home Front. I’m huge. I’m going to be a huge movie star. I’m the most must-see WWE superstar, I’m a huge movie star. I mean, it’s going to be the whole chi-bang.”
Vince McMahon wanting him to be WWE’s Ryan Seacrest when he first arrived:
“It’s funny you bring up Ryan Seacrest. When I first came to WWE, they wanted me to be the host of Smackdown! I go into Vince’s office and he’s like, ‘Alright, Miz. We want you to be like the Ryan Seacrest of the WWE.’ By the way, I didn’t even think Vince McMahon even knew who Ryan Seacrest was.
“But, whenever your boss tells you, ‘We want you to be the Ryan Seacrest of this.’ That’s just a bad thing in general. Especially when you’re in WWE. You want to be the guy that’s tough. ‘Hey, I’m The Miz!’ But, no. I’m in there like, ‘Hey, What’s up! Welcome to WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown!’
“… Then, I turned that into the most must-see former WWE champion. And [I steal] the show. Everybody [watches] me.”
Principal shooting for The Marine: Homefront begins on June 11th in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Nickelodeon has announced John Cena as appearing in Fred 3: Camp Fred. He will reprise his role as Fred’s father.
As previously reported, Cena filmed scenes for the film last week but had not been officially announced for the film until now.
WWE SEC filing has revealed the production costs for each of the WWE Studios movie that the company has released so far.
* See No Evil from May 2006 which cost $10.4 million
* The Marine in October 2006 cost $20.2 million
* The Condemned in May 2007 cost $17.5 million
* Behind Enemy Lines 3 in January 2009 cost $2.5 million
* 12 Rounds in March 2009 cost $19.7 million
* The Marine 2 in December 2009 cost $2.3 million
* Legendary in September 2010 cost $5.3 million
* Knucklehead in October 2010 cost $6.4 million
* The Chaperone in March 2011 cost $5.8 million
* That’s What I Am in April 2011 cost $4.7 million
* Inside Out in September 2011 cost $5.1 million
* The Reunion in October 2011 cost $6.9 million
* Bending The Rules in March 2012 cost $5.5 million
Out of all the movies mentioned, WWE did profit only on three of them – The Marine, Behind Enemy Lines 3, and The Marine 2. The first Marine movie is the highest grossing with a profit of $15 million and the other two just $200,000 and $800,000 respectively.
The Condemned remains the biggest money loser with $6.5 million in the red, followed by That’s What I Am at $4.9 million and The Reunion with $4.5 million.
In total, WWE has spent $118.4 million in production for 13 movies, seven of them are self-distributed while the other six are licensed.