Send them home happy. Wrestling is a weird place sometimes as you need to find the right balance between serious and fun. It’s one thing to have some comedy included but you don’t want to have it dominating the show for long stretches. If you can get the balance right, you can be in pretty good shape and it can be rather beneficial. That is the case with at least one WWE performer and he was given a fairly big role this week.
R-Truth has turned what seemed to be a one note idea into a long running character. Over the last several years, R-Truth has seen a career renaissance based on his overly confused character, mainly focusing on the idea that he isn’t quite sure what is going on. This has tied into his dozens of reigns as 24/7 Champion. These things have combined to give him a bit of status in WWE and that was on display Monday night.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, this week’s post Monday Night Raw dark match saw Randy Orton defeat R-Truth with the RKO. This is a bit of a departure from the majority of dark matches which usually feature only main event stars. While R-Truth was not on Monday Night Raw, Orton attempted to explain his recent attack on Edge but was interrupted by Matt Hardy, who he attacked as well.
They have a (very distant) history. Check out Orton vs. R-Truth from a very different time:
Opinion: I’ve been a big R-Truth fan for a long time as he is one of the few wrestlers who continues to make me laugh every time he’s out there. That’s a talent that not a lot of wrestlers have and he makes it work most of the time. I know he isn’t going to rise up to the main event or anything really close to it, but to keep finding new ways to stick around for this long is very impressive.
What do you think of R-Truth? What is next for Orton? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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