R-Truth reveals truth behind fallout with John Cena

R-Truth was part of TNA when the rumors of his beef with John Cena first started going around.


John Cena carried the torch for the WWE throughout the mid-2000s and early 2010s after the wrestling promotion moved on from its more mature content-filled Attitude Era to the corporate-friendly PG Era.

TLDR; the beef between R-Truth and John Cena appears to have been overblown.

But, while Cena has always maintained a squeaky-clean reputation, he's had his fair share of issues with other talents. Most recently, R-Truth shed some light on the alleged issue he and Cena had in the early 2000s. At the time, R-Truth had signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling after working for the WWF as K-Kwik from 1998 to 2002.

Decades later, R-Truth revealed the truth behind the supposed beef on the Nothing Beats Experience show, saying:

When I signed back to the company, Cena was the big dog and everybody was waiting for us to meet face-to-face. Everybody was waiting, knew I signed back. The boys are so crazy, man. Umaga, RIP Umaga, man, he got me to come back and even he was in the locker room.

When I got to the locker room, all of the boys were sitting down just watching. Cena was in the bathroom. So, when I came in I didn't notice. They're all sitting there waiting. When he came in, he looked, he said, 'We not gonna have any problems, are we?' I said, 'Man, hell no. I'm on your ship."

R-Truth would later act heel towards John Cena from 2011 to 2012 as he formed the tag team duo known as "Awesome Truth" with The Miz. The storyline culminated in the two of them losing to The Rock and Cena at Survivor Series in November. The team dissolved as Miz turned on R-Truth soon after and R-Truth turned "face" once again.

R-Truth most recently won the WWE 24/7 Championship. He currently holds the record for the most reigns as the WWE 24/7 Champion at 53.

R-Truth hasn't wrestled much since 2019 after setting a still-standing WWE 24/7 Championship record.

As for Cena, the 16-time World Champion is busy juggling time between the WWE and his budding Hollywood career. Cena recently debuted in the DC Extended Universe debut as the Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad last year. He later reprised his role in the titular HBO Max show, which received rave reviews. Peacemaker has since been renewed for a second season and paved the way for multiple spin-offs based on relatively obscure DCEU characters.

Ray Ampoloquio
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