The WWE is investigating allegations Randy Orton made a habit of sexually harassing the writing staff.
According to reports, Major League Wrestling (MLW) founder and Chief Executive Officer Court Bauer spoke during a MLW Radio podcast in 2012 about Orton’s inappropriate way of greeting new writers.
Bauer joined the WWE in 1999 as a writer for SmackDown and continued writing for the WWE till 2007.
The story, from episode 49 of the Ribbing and Junk podcast, was brought to light again by Reddit user,CarterVoorhes31.
According to the podcast, when a new writer would show up, Orton would “come in the room put his hands down his pants, pull out his dick, touch himself, then say ‘I’m Randy Orton, shake my hand. . . oh you don’t want to shake my hand? You’re big leaguing me? That’s fucked up man. Should I tell Vince and Steph you won’t shake Randy Orton’s hand?”
Court Bauer shares this happened to him on his first day but he was lucky, Stephanie McMahon walked into the room and Orton stopped.
According to Cageside Seats, after the story began making the rounds, a Twitter used asked Bauer about it. This was Bauer’s response:
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) August 10, 2018
WrestingNews.co reached out to the WWE when the story broke and received an e-mail statement that simply read: “WWE is looking into the matter.”
This is not the first time that reports have surfaced of inappropriate behavior from Orton. The most notorious incident was the story that he pooped into a Diva’s bag. In 2005, the Diva in question Rochelle Loewen clarified in an interview on Wrestlinginc.com that it was “just” self-tanner and baby oil”. She did recount other incidents which make it sound like the real “Diva” during her time there was Orton.