When Mick Foley revealed the WWE 24/7 Title in May 2019, it was met with immediate backlash. Fans were disappointed Foley didn't bring back the Hardcore title and criticized the look for the 24/7 Title.
Despite the initial backlash, the majority of fans came around on the belt thanks to the adventures of R-Truth, who routinely stole the show and social media with his 24/7 Title antics. Speaking to Sam Roberts on the Not Sam Wrestling podcast, Truth discussed how they were able to make the 24/7 Title one of the more entertaining aspects of the show.
"They called this title everything. They said it was ugly. This title aint nothing but what you make it. Me and colleagues have made the best of it. We took shiznit and made lemonade with it. They didn't want to give it a chance like, 'LOOK HOW UGLY THAT BELT IS!' When Mick Foley pulled it out of the bag, they said the belt was so ugly when it was a baby they put it in an incubator with tinted windows. But now, everybody loves it and wants to hold it," he said. "When I can change their opinion on something, it's like it never happened before."
Truth is a 30-time 24/7 Champion, meaning he's taken his fair share of losses since May. And the majority of those losses have come via roll-up, which is a devastating finishing maneuver in the 24/7 Title universe.
During the interview, Truth revealed that his younger self may have been upset with the amount of roll-up losses he's had to take or losing to ring announcers. But 47-year-old Truth has no issue with it.
"I'm a grown man, now. A younger R-Truth, absolutely [would have been upset]. This takes being molded by the business, molded by life, the fans, your career and desire to constantly perfect your craft and stay on top of the game. With all that maturity, it puts you at a different mindset in life. You take shiznit and make lemonade. If the ring announcer is gonna beat me, I'll make it the best ring announcer victory you've ever seen in your life," he said.
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