Friday, February 17, 2012

Black History Month: R-Truth

The Brain meets the Truth
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger

I'll be honest, until recently I was not a fan of R-Truth at all.  Ever actually.  Not when he was K-Kwik in his first WWE or when he was just Ron Killings in TNA.  I especially disliked his "What's up?" chant as a face.  But when the WWE turned him heel last summer, he started to grow on me.  I must say I have worked "Little Jimmy" and "I've been a bad R-Truth" into a regular conversation.

It's funny too because for some reason my son loves the guy.  R-Truth was one of his two picks to win the Royal Rumble.  Kofi Kingston was the other.  But remember, my son is 10 and is not a constant viewer of WWE or wrestling for that matter.

Despite not liking the personas he has previously played, there is no denying that R-Truth is one of the most athletic guys in the WWE.  Consider the fact that he is 40 years old and can do things still today that I couldn't do in my 20's, it's impressive to me.


R-Truth will likely never be WWE champion (but I said the same thing about Mark Henry a year ago), but he is quite entertaining.  I think the bat sh!t crazy gimmick works for him.  He's pretty funny on the mic when he's not yelling "What's up!?!"

R Truth in action (WWE)
He has held the WWE U.S. and Hardcore titles.  Truth was also the heavyweight champ in TNA a couple of times and held the tag team titles too.  But let's ignore that reign he had with Pacman Jones, huh?

Long story short R-Truth goes out there and puts on a good show.  He's doing well in the role the WWE has developed for him, and despite my dislike for him in the past, I do enjoy what's R-Truth is doing right now.  And you can bet that's no c-o-n-spiracy.

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