clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

R-Truth's Reevaluation (2015)

His name is R-Truth and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former U.S. Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. In-Ring - A solid worker, he can go with anyone on the roster. That split he does when dodging a clothesline is awesome!
  2. Longevity - With about 10 total years with WWE, Truth is a true company man, doing whatever -- good and bad -- is asked of him. You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but he's 43, and the end of the road may be near.
  3. Spiders - He doesn't like them, you don't like them, but you love that Truth includes his arachnophobia in his promos.
  4. Not Overused - Part of his charm comes from not being on TV all the time, when he does show up, you know the segment will be somewhere between funny and insane.
  5. Commentary - His work on commentary is the best. This video is from over a year ago, but shows his skills off nicely.

Best comment comes via The ShockMaster:

"His 'amusingly unhinged' schtick continues to be funny, but doesn’t grate on me the way other comedy acts (Santino) have. He’s hilarious on commentary and, surprisingly, the act hasn’t been beaten into the ground by Creative. I laughed out loud when he kept calling Byron Saxton 'Coach.'"


    What you loathed:

    1. Gimmick - At it's core; he raps and dances; another narrow-minded gimmick by Creative. Thankfully, R-Truth has expanded it with comedy and random craziness.
    2. "What's Up!" - So stale, that phrase can go away anytime now.
    3. Ceiling - Rising above mid-card is pretty tough these days for Truth. Yes, in 2011 he was in a couple main-events, but hasn't been in that scene for some time now. 
    4. Weak Offense - Much like we rip on Ziggler for his weak moves, the same goes for Truth. A lot of fancy flipping moves, but nothing overly powerful or anything that gets the crowd jumping out of their seats.
    5. Broke The Streak! - Bo Dallas had a great winning streak going when he joined the main roster. For whatever reason Creative thought Truth beating him would be a great decision. Aside from a small feud between the two, nothing else came out of it. Bo should be about 120-0 right now!

    Best comment comes via South of Heaven:

    "Love: What’s UP?
    Loathe: What’s UP?
    Love: What’s UP?
    Loathe: What’s UP?
    Love: What’s UP?
    Loathe: What’s UP?
    Love: What’s UP?
    Loathe: What’s UP?
    Love: What’s UP?
    Loathe: What’s UP?
    Love: What’s UP?
    Loathe: What’s UP?"

    On to the poll! With 301 votes, R-Truth's average score is 3.1, last year received a 2.8

    Thanks, Cagesiders! We'll be back Sunday to recap with updated poll scores and the best comments of the week.

    Until then!

    Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Cageside Seats Daily Roundup newsletter!

    A daily roundup of all your pro wrestling news from Cageside Seats