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The Truth Is Entertaining Me – Inside the Wheelhouse

R Truth is entertaining WWE audiencesIf you have been watching the WWE the last couple of weeks then you will be joining me in saying that R-Truth may just be the best complete wrestler currently on the WWE roster.

It sometimes takes a heel turn for a babyface to make them such a better, more complete and entertaining wrestler. That’s exactly what we are getting currently with R-Truth on WWE television.

Former WWE Champion Chris Jericho recently tweeted that R-Truth was “the next big thing” in the WWE. I couldn’t have agreed more with the former World Champion as R-Truth has been delivering week after week, whether it is a promo or a match. He has quite frankly gone from a mid-carder to a Main Eventer to a Future World Champion in just a span of weeks. Simply put, R-Truth is the complete package.

But before I jump up and down with excitement let’s be honest. In today’s WWE product, the creative team really doesn’t listen to the fans like the used to. In the same amount of weeks R-Truth has established himself as a main eventer he very well could be sent down in the same amount of weeks. Remember all those Wade Barrett and Sheamus pushes/world title runs? They looked to be the flag barriers for another generation of the WWE and were quickly sent down the food chain in a snap of the fingers.

For the time being I feel like R-Truth is different then those wrestlers in the fact that he is an established veteran. He served time at Memphis wrestling, had a run early in his career with the WWE (remember K-Kwik?), went to TNA and re-established his career. He became a NWA World Heavyweight Champion and established hip hop versions of the Fabulous Freebirds in the 3 Live Kru. It’s pretty easy to see that R-Truth has paid his dues and deserves the recent success he has seen in recent weeks.

R-Truth reminds me a lot of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin‘s career path when you look at how they came up. It took both wrestlers a decent amount of years on the road, horrible gimmicks and bad pushes to make them where they were when their star was climbing in the WWE. While it’s way too early to compare Truth’s career path with Steve Austin’s, it does have some resemblance to one another here in the early stages.

The best part about R-Truth thus far is that he has won over the fans despite being a heel because his character is so entertaining. It’s edgy for today’s standards and different from what we normally see from a heel. He is setting himself away from the pack and making it very hard for the WWE to keep going with the Del Rio vs.  Cena Summer plans the WWE may currently have.

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Truth is bringing something fresh and new to the top of the WWE ladder right now. Something fans want more and more of in today’s current wrestling climate. It may have come by accident or looked at originally as a “blow over feud” to get to Del Rio but Truth is really picking his game up week after week on WWE television. I’d be shocked if Vince McMahon wasn’t happy with his work the last couple of months.

R-Truth has been and is a very entertaining wrestler. He bring something new and fresh to our televisions every Monday night which is something fans want to see more of in today’s product. Whether the WWE creative team likes it or not, they have a star on their hands that may be able to carry the company as a believable heel the next couple of years. Chris Jericho was right when he coined R-Truth as the “next big thing in the WWE.” The Truth has set us all free and the truth is Ron Killings is & has “it” to be a future WWE Champion.

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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