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Randy Orton should be heavily punished for this tremendous botch.

What happened to Cody Rhodes was real and his injuries are real. Cody Rhodes lost a huge amount of blood and even on the edited version blood can be seen coming out of the point of impact.

Had this been any previous era in wrestling this would have looked like a blessing in disguise. It would have showed off how brutal Randy Orton truly is and why he is a big threat at Hell In A Cell.

However, WWE is in the PG Era and that means this was not supposed to happen on any scale.

WWE could have chosen a better way to show off Randy Orton going back to being off his bolts with a simple assault with a chair or a beat down outside the ring and then putting him through the announcers table.

Instead, they decided to have him be assaulted with the timekeeper's bell.

Even a fake shot or a light tap with it would have hurt like hell, but Randy Orton botched it completely and broke open the back of Cody Rhode's skull. He bled everywhere and everything he touched was soaked in blood. It took a little while for the blood to stop flowing.

Cody Rhodes, even with the botch, finished the set by getting RKO'd on the seemingly indestructible announcers table. If WWE were truly serious about enforcing the PG product, they would not let this incident go as an accident and hope for better next time.

WWE should go to Randy Orton and punish him for this botch that could have potentially cost Cody Rhodes his career.

That is not an exaggeration. Something like this could kill any man, let alone a professional wrestler. WWE should do something. They can fine him heavily, suspend him for a period in the near future or both—anything of that nature.

By not doing so, the WWE is telling their talents that top talents can get away with any botch, no matter how serious. The sad thing is that there is a feeling that WWE will not do anything to Randy Orton because of this.

What makes it sadder is that Vince gets crazy over small things like his name getting mentioned or a table not breaking.

Vince will get mad about those things but will not do anything serious about a serious matter like Randy Orton's botch. The fact that it just happened is not an excuse either because it was an avoidable one by simply questioning if this was a way to go to put over Randy Orton.

Even in the past, Randy Orton has done serious things that should have gotten him in trouble big time with WWE, but nothing was done. One of them is when he tested positive for Performance Enhancement Drugs (PEDs). But since he was in a big storyline, they let it go like it never happened.

Another was when he went on a talk show and buried many of the superstars on it, including WWE Diva Kelly Kelly. He later apologized to her but sources backstage said that had this happened to anyone lower than Randy Orton, they would have possibly been fired for it.

WWE has to show Randy Orton that he can not keep making these huge botches and follies and get away with them anymore. A sit-down-and-talk session is not going to do anything. WWE must fine, suspend or do something to him to prove to the backstage and other talent that no one can get away with something this bad no matter who they are.

If they do not, it will not only continue the belief backstage that top talent can get away with anything not matter what it is or who they are, but it will also show WWE management does not have a spine. Worst of all, despite what happened to Cody Rhodes, there will not be any justice for what was done to him.

Cody Rhodes alone deserves to be shown that something will be done for what happened to him. I got a feeling, however, that will not happen.

Not surprising, but a damn shame indeed.
It's on that bleacher report website.

I think personally this guys talking through his ass, Rhodes chose to finish the spot so he was obviously fine.

Do you guys agree with this guy that Orton gets away with things others don't?
 

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Did Cody really fracture his skull. What the fuck.

OP, you should know from Benoit that a wrestler's "I'm fine" is a world away from a medic's "he's fine" I didn't watch the Smackdown but while that article is sensationalist and quite biased, it sounds really fucking bad.
 

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It was a fucking accident. Two people play "kick the man in the head" for long enough and yes, someone might get hurt. They know that going in. They sign up for it. That's their fucking job.

I guarantee Cody Rhodes isn't in the least pissed off about it. Why the hell is this guy?
 

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Wow, that was painful to read.

It's wrestling. It's physical. Accidents happen.

And from what I can tell (i.e., not making up things like he "broke open the back of Cody Rhode's skull"), it's not that serious.
 

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Load of crap, if Vince didnt want him to use the bell he would of said no beforehand. Everything has to go through Vince first, he obviously approved it. Accidents happen! Im sure Cody is fine, the thing Im more concerned about is maybe its the start of a decline for Rhodes? Building him all year and then let him get demolished just to put Orton over
 

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Load of crap, if Vince didnt want him to use the bell he would of said no beforehand. Everything has to go through Vince first, he obviously approved it. Accidents happen! Im sure Cody is fine, the thing Im more concerned about is maybe its the start of a decline for Rhodes? Building him all year and then let him get demolished just to put Orton over
I can see it being quite good for him tbh, his current gimmick is revolved around his face, it would make no sense for him to do nothing about this especially after him flipping out on Rey Mysterio because of the knee brace.
 

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It's quite blatant that the article writer is just an Orton hater. As much as I don't like that Orton used that much force and how dangerous it is for Rhodes to take a shot with the bell THAT hard, it was an accident. He should probably be punished for it, a fine or something, but he's never going to get depushed or suspended for it
 

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Whoever wrote this article is a biased, hating clown. The bias is just exaggerated to the fullest. I don't think Cody is even thinking about it now that it's been almost a week since it happened and he's back to fine condition. This type of shit used to happen on a regular basis in the past, does that mean everyone who bust open another wrestler's head should get fined/suspended/whatever?

With that said, I fully agree with keeping things like this from happening again by simply preventing objects being aimed at the opponent's head. Or at the very least, the one receiving the shot should protect their head with their hands. This can do serious damage if done regularly. This, however, was an accident. Orton is one of the biggest supporter's of Cody, so it's not like he did it out of some hate or anything like that. Accidents always happen.
 

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It was a fucking accident. Two people play "kick the man in the head" for long enough and yes, someone might get hurt. They know that going in. They sign up for it. That's their fucking job.

I guarantee Cody Rhodes isn't in the least pissed off about it. Why the hell is this guy?
This a thousand times over

Its fucking wrestling it was an ACCIDENT for fuck sake, Orton didnt do it on purpose and its WWE's dfault for not using a gimmicked ring bell to prevent this. Orton and Cody probably dont give a shit yet some jumped up idiot on the net says Randy should be punished? Fuck outta here with that crap
 

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That article was funny. It's kinda hard to smack a man in the head with a ring bell without hitting him. It was an accident, plain and simple. I watched the unedited video yesterday, Orton clearly hovers over him on the announce table after the first shot and if Cody was in legit trouble he could have easily told Orton to stop.
 

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The thing is, superstars like Mr.Kennedy got fired for botching with people like Randy Orton, because Orton thought he was gonna get injuried if he stayed in the WWE. It pisses me off Orton gets away with everything...
 
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