Friday, August 19, 2011

A Look at R-Truth

Charlotte Magazine recently ran an interview with R-Truth. Truth is an interesting guy to me in that we know he has a rough past. 
As an aspiring young rapper, Killings thought he was destined for the entertainment industry, but he took a detour in his late teens and early twenties. “I thought I could make a living selling drugs,” he says. While incarcerated he was discovered by Jack Crockett, son of the late Jim Crockett, who brought wrestling to Charlotte in the 1940s. Jack Crockett offered to pay for his training. Each night after he wrestled, Killings would break down the rings. The next day, he would help put them back up. Killings, who had already been in and out of jail numerous times when he started working with Crockett, says his benefactor helped put him on a better path.
Also he was one of the most disliked WWE SuperStars by the IWC and has recently become some beloved by the IWC as evidenced by these quotes.
“He’s always been a solid wrestler,” says fan Daylon Brumfield, co-owner of Plaza Midwood’s Snug Harbor. “Since the heel turn I think he’s much more entertaining.” Echoes Adrian Rohr, another longtime wrestling fan: “I love, love, love the heel turn. It has breathed new life into his character. He is a true heel and he’s unique in wrestling, where everybody looks and talks the same.”
I never really found Truth as offensive as some did.  In fact, I thought it was kind of a fun crowd participation gimmick.  It is interesting to see so many people do a complete 180 on a worker that has been around so long. 

The article is a good read.  I highly recommend it.