R-Truth discussed the evolution of his relationship with Vince McMahon.
One of the longest-tenured WWE Superstars on the roster today, R-Truth has been with the company since 2008 after an initial run as K-Kwik in 2001. Over the past two decades, R-Truth has been fortunate enough to build a relationship with Vince McMahon, something he spoke about during a recent appearance on HOT 97.
“I don’t know where it started, man,” Truth said when asked about how he and Vince McMahon became close. “I think I tricked him when they signed me, I had to give them my bio and stuff like that, I thought I was cool, I said I was 6’5, like 275 and I was 190 pounds, 200 pounds soaking wet. But they were like ‘you’re not 6’5,’ and I said ‘EXACTLY!’ and they said I wasn’t 275 either and I said that I knew they were gonna figure that out. But one of the coolest things, I remember Vince saying that he liked me because I just treat him like Vince and he said ‘you’re just as honest as you wanna be, you don’t bullshit me,’ and our relationship just started from there and doing the handshake tours with him, I don’t remember how many times we’ve done, we’ve been everywhere from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan to Turkey, you know what I’m saying? I’d go on those trips with him just to see the troops and handshake, we shake every hand, we’d go to all the hospitals and we’d do this every year. We’d sleep in the bunk, we’ve had things shot over the bunk at us and we’d have to bunker down. I’ve been with him on a submarine and he’d be coming down and get squished, I had to push on his ass and make him go up. We’ve had some good, fun times, some crazy times but it’s like, we’ve always respected each other but he’s helped me out, again, like Roman throughout my life and all kinds of ways, I’ve learned so much from him. I’ve matured a lot with him too, we used to have promo classes, man, like I learned how to -- He has a way of teaching you without teaching you and if you pick up on that, he’s attracted to that, he likes that and or relationship just built over the years of me growing and him growing, I remember [John] Cena came to me once and he’s like ‘bro, you figured it out,’ and it’s just me being funny, me being entertaining. Because I’ve been a bad guy, I’ve been a good guy, I’ve been a crazy guy but me just being like you don’t know where I’m coming from and it’s entertaining and it takes people away from embracing monotony, Cena was one of the first guys that came to me and he didn’t even say hey, he just walked up to me and said ‘you fucking figured it out,’ and it took me all that day and I said ‘I know what you’re talking about now,’ and he said he’s been waiting all day for me to answer him and I was like I got it...I just gotta be my damn self.”
These days, R-Truth is mostly associated with the WWE 24/7 Championship. You can check out the full lineage of the title at this link.
Recently, R-Truth put out a new EP, which you can check out here.
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