Vince saw Orton when Orton was about 22 and said...
"This is the guy I'm riding for the next 20 years. He's gonna make me a billion dollars."
WWE but the McMahons in particular saw Orton and thought "A level, top tier guy, maybe top guy in the company, for the next 20 years."
Did Vince, Steph and Shane force Orton to drink and smoke pot backstage? Get a shoulder or arm injury yearly? Develop a reputation as a petulant, arrogant, hostile and entitled co-worker? Or test positive for steroids twice? Did Vinny Mac force Mexican roid pills down his throat on tour?
Orton screwed Orton. If Vince had his druthers, what he really wanted all along from the beginning, Orton would be where Cena is now and Cena might not even be in the company anymore. Orton screwed Orton. He was handed this company for 20 years and he blew it.