R-Truth shares that the 'Little Jimmy' shtick was a rib by way of Vince McMahon.
R-Truth has risen to the forefront of WWE's social media platforms as a multi-time WWE 24/7 Champion. Truth has won the title several times and the clips that have been posted on WWE's YouTube channel featuring Truth and Drake Maverick average hundreds and thousands of views. R-Truth has been a part of WWE since 2008 which was when he returned to the company after being let go in the early 2000s. Throughout that time period, R-Truth has provided well received matches and a plethora of comedic content.
Some of that comedic content includes Truth's 'Little Jimmy' shtick where he would acknowledge an invisible child and use 'Little Jimmy' to taunt his fellow wrestlers and the crowd. Truth was asked about that period of his career when he joined E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness and revealed that 'Little Jimmy' was originally supposed to be a rib from Vince McMahon because Vince caught Truth smoking. The reason it continued on for as long as it did was because people began to cheer for 'Little Jimmy'.
“Little Jimmy was an accident. That came about by me smoking -- Vince [McMahon] caught me smoking, and again, so to rib me or to get back at me, he had me smoke a cigarette on TV. It got me over more, because people were like, ‘Oh sh*t he’s cool, he’s smoking a cigarette right now. Like I see you, you’re smoking it. He’s blowing smoke’. The moment I came out, Vince was like, ‘Okay, well they’re cheering for it so I want you to come out and sh*t on the people and call them all Little Jimmys.’ I did that, and I just happened to turn to the side, and bend down and say, ‘Little Jimmy, all the little Jimmys out there wanna be like you’, and from that point on, everybody pointed and said, ‘He’s talking to Little Jimmy’. I was just talking to my damn self but if Little Jimmy is right there then, yeah, he’s right there." Truth laughed. "That’s who I’m talking to, and it just blew up from there. I’d turn my head to the side, everybody would say I’m talking to Little Jimmy.”
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