R-Truth, the WWE star recently joined The New Day’s Feel the Power podcast and discussed how he was determined to quit WWE after being in the developmental territory for a long time.
R-Truth recalls his early days and how he managed to stick to WWE
R-Truth, the former WWE United States Champion was put in the developmental territory Memphis following his arrival in WWE. But, things were not going according to the way he had planned. He was frustrated being at the developmental territory for a long period.
R-Truth recalled, “The overwhelming feeling, I just embraced it and took it head on. Road Dogg saw me in developmental. I was about to quit because I was in developmental for almost nine months – they told me I would be there for six months. I was there for nine months and it didn’t seem like anything was working out.”
R-Truth remembered struggling with his life, running out of money. He also had future stars, Daniel Bryan, Brian Kendrick alongside him during that time. But, he was convinced to leave the company as it was not fruitful and felt “discouraged”.
He said, “I was ready to quit. I was discouraged because I was doing something new and different. It wasn’t a typical street. I was questioning myself.
“It was a whole different route that I embraced, and it was not paying off. It was not giving me what I thought I would have. I’m not a big wrestling star, so I was discouraged and ready to quit,” added by Truth.
However, things started falling into places for Truth after WWE legend, Road Dogg observed him and made him his tag-team partner. It was Road Dogg, who helped R-Truth get on WWE’s TV programming, that too in a month.
He said, “It happened in less than one month. They were coming up with the idea of me and Road Dogg in New York at [The World], and it happened in less than a month. I was making my RAW debut.”
He made his debut with the name, K-Kwik in 2000. He had left the company two years later. But following his return in 2008, he went onto win the WWE United States Championship, Tag-Team Championship. He is also 44 times and current WWE 24/7 Champion.
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