If you were apart of the internet wrestling community in the late 2000s, you'll remember the airport altercation between R-Truth and John Cena.
53-time WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth recently spoke with Hot 97's Pete Rosenberg and gave us the story behind he and John Cena's encounter at the airport, that at the time, many speculated ended in quite the heated altercation.
"So, Konnan was the first guy to take me to Mexico, to wrestle and when this all happened, Cena was connecting on a flight to Charlotte and I was coming home," Truth explained. "I was at TNA, he was at WWE, we crossed paths, we spoke and kept it moving. People got pictures of it and going ‘oh R-Truth’s in the airport with John Cena,’ blah blah and when I got to work, everybody was asking me about it and Konnan was sitting beside me and was the second person who asked and asked what happened with me and Cena and I was like ‘bro, he passed me and I passed him and it was just like hey and bye,’ and people were walking away disappointed and Konnan said that this story was disappointing and we needed to add some more to it. We needed to add extra sauce to it, look how people just walked away so disappointed and somebody else came up to me and went ‘hey, Truth what happened with you and Cena?’ and I said it was nothing but then Konnan said ‘yeah, but tell them about when you pushed him and he didn’t do nothing,’ and I said ‘bruh, I didn’t push him’ and Konnan said ‘oh, he doesn’t wanna tell you,’ and the guys was like ‘oh you pushed him?!’ and Konnan was like ‘exactly’ and then he said ‘see? He walked away happy.’"
Truth would then delve into how the late Umaga was instrumental in him signing with WWE in 2008 and what happened when he'd come face-to-face with Cena for a second-time.
"I remember what happened when I first signed with the company in 2008 and we walked face-to-face," Truth recalled. "Everyone from Umaga, rest in peace, my dog, that’s why I came back and that was the first time meeting face-to-face and I had done failed in life and was going through my little spot but I came back and it was already built up and then he asked if we ever met each other since that rumor started and I said nah we never met each other and he was JOHN CENA at that time and all the boys instigated shit, man and it was like 30 guys in that locker room the whole time just waiting for us to meet. So, it just happened that I got to to work with Umaga and he rushed in ahead of me and he runs ahead of me and goes and grabs a seat and half of them welcomed me back and the other half, because Cena’s in the bathroom, so it’s all set up for when Cena gets out of the bathroom. So, when he walked out, we walked right into each other and we look right at each other and he just was like ‘we’re not going to have any problems, are we?’ and I said ‘bro, no man,’ that was all I said, I said ‘Konnan told him to add more to it,’ and we just hugged right there and everybody was like ‘oh nah man!’ but we hugged right there and we’ve been cool ever since.”
(h/t Fightful with a link back to this article if you use any of the above transcriptions)
R-Truth most recently appeared on WWE TV on the 11/29 edition of Main Event where he came up short against Reginald, in his bid to become a 54-time WWE 24/7 Champion.