R-Truth recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated on his illustrious WWE career, and why he believes his 24/7 Title is entertaining.
Throughout Ron’s 20+ year wrestling career, particularly over the past decade with WWE, he has delivered genuinely funny moments, perfecting merging the elements of wrestling and comedy. Truth believes he’s in the driving seat for his direction.
I have my own lane, and I know how to drive in my own lane. Where I’m at right now, it’s destiny. The universe has allowed me the chance to keep myself relevant and in the mix.
R-Truth is the WWE 24/7 Championship. In fact, quite incredibly his number of reigns currently stands at 46. The title has received plenty of criticisms since its debut in 2019, but Truth defended it as a source of entertainment.
“It seemed like everybody disliked the 24/7 title at the beginning. That’s the beauty of R-Truth—the character can make anything make sense. There are so many different levels of entertainment, and that’s the position I’m in right now. I’m making entertainment for an entertainment company.
At 48 years old, Truth is very much a veteran of the ring and he has established remarkable longevity over the past 24 years. His take on wrestling is that is should be fun, entertaining, and what he is doing is providing that element as best he can. Interestingly it’s revealed that Vince McMahon gives Ron the ability to do whatever he wants, come up with his own ideas.
Wrestling is supposed to be fun, and this belt is entertaining. Entertaining people is what I’m supposed to do, and I love on-the-spot thinking. Vince has me come up with my own ideas, and that’s easy for me to do because I love making people laugh. Vince always tells me, ‘Just be yourself.’ I know myself and I know my character.
Killings first worked for WWE in 1999. Known originally as K-Kwik, he had some success teaming with Road Dogg, he defeated Raven to become Hardcore Champion and entered the 2001 Royal Rumble (only to be eliminated by The Big Show). He was ultimately released by the WWE in 2002.
He returned to WWE in 2008 after success with TNA, eventually elevating himself and his character into a Survivor Series main event with The Miz against The Rock and John Cena in 2011.
My greatest gift is making people feel good. That’s a natural aura, that’s what I naturally do. I’ve soaked up a lot from my time in the business and from my peers. And what people are watching right now is a combination of all my years and lessons. I’m so grateful I get to be me in WWE.
Clearly, R-Truth continues to entertain and enjoy entertaining. The current 24/7 Champion most recently won back his title from Angel Garza (with help from The Boogeyman), and we look forward to seeing what kind of situation he will get himself into next!