R-Truth has been getting a lot of TV time recently as he’s been a big part of the 24/7 Title scene, and fans know that they can usually expect to see something funny when they watch one of his segments.
Truth has a signature style when it comes to his promos that Vince McMahon seems to love, but on a recent episode of E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness he revealed that there was at least of of his promos that Vince was less than thrilled with.
“I did a promo that Vince didn’t like. And it bothered me why, because Vince loves all my promos. And I would have to go ask him why. ‘I heard you didn’t like the promo.’ ‘No, no, no. I didn’t like that one. Not one of your good promos.’ I’m like, ‘What was missing?’ He was like, ‘You wasn’t in character.’ I thought I was in character. And you know what it was? It was how it was delivered to me what I had to do. The person that delivered it to me an ear of corn — a cornball, you know what I’m saying? And I won’t call his name, it’s just, he gave it to me in a dry monotone, like, [blase voice] ‘Okay, here’s what you’re doing Truth, blah blah blah, whomp de whomp, whomp whomp, boom. Okay, you got that?’ And it was just like that. So me, I’m a person that goes on feel. That’s how I can make people feel what I want them to feel. He gave it to me like, like … ‘Damn, something ain’t right.’ He gave to me like, ‘Damn bro, I’m in trouble!’ You know what I’m saying? So that’s how it came out to me.”
R-Truth went on to say that he tried to carry out the promo the way it was presented to him and make it the best it could be.
“When I told Vince, I said, ‘Vince, can I explain something to you?’ He was like, ‘What?’ I said, ‘Y’all had a cornball give it to me.’ He said, ‘What’s a cornball?’ I said, ‘Well, you had a person that was like — he’s not funny. Bruce [Prichard] is more funny than him. Jeff Jarrett is more funny. Shane Helms.’ When these guys give me my promo or my pre-tapes, they’re like — they almost turn into my character, like, ‘Hey Truth, I can see you doing this here.’ And they’re doing me. And I get it, and I’m laughing while they’re doing my promo. Some of the stuff I did with y’all [Edge & Christian], y’all are telling what we’re gonna do, and we’re laughing at the idea before we even did the s**t. And they give that guy my promo, he didn’t laugh the one time. He didn’t smirk, smile, snutter [snort & stutter], nothing, dog. You know what I’m saying? So I was like, ‘Damn, I can’t be happy in this promo.’ And that was just my interpretation of it. Me, I take whatever they give me, and try to make it the best that it can be, man. And that’s just, I always believe you can take s**t and make chicken salad out of it. And people will eat it. If they believe — I can sell you some s**t and you’ll eat it and [be] like, ‘That was the best chicken salad I ever had in North Carolina!’ You know what I’m saying? It’s all the way it’s delivered, it’s presented, and the way it’s advertised.”
R-Truth is already an 8 time WWE 24/7 Champion, and with all of the TV time he’s been getting lately it’s probably safe to say he’ll be trying to get the belt back tonight.