R-Truth On Paying His Dues, Mavericks - WWE, NWO - Sportscenter & More

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R-Truth On Paying His Dues, Mavericks - WWE, NWO - Sportscenter & More-- In an interview that will be aired in its entirety on Monday at 2:35 pm ET, R-Truth spoke with Busted Open. When asked about paying his dues and working his way up to get to where he is, Truth replied, "It's a long road of paying your dues. I mean, each and every person that's in this business has to go down that road. Some people may not have to. Some people may be given that road instantly because of who they are. For those who are acting like (look at the) sweat, blood and tears to get there man…..when you get there man, it's not nowhere near over yet……It's a long way man, it's hard to get at the top and stay at the top. The struggle still continues man. I'm very proud of the road that I've accomplished man…..the good and the bad, I take them all because that's what made me who I am. All my mistakes, all my accomplishments, the good things I've done, the bad I've done and the mistakes I've learned from, the mistakes I've never done before……all of that made me into what I am now." You can check out the full interview on Monday, and Shawn Michaels will also be on the show on Monday at 3:15 pm ET. The show airs Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 PM ET on Sirius 92 and XM 207.

-- Luke Gallows will be part of the tornado relief fundraiser at the Armory in Jackson, Georgia on August 20th, 2011. Start time is 7 PM. Tickets cost $10. Go to cpwrestling.tk for more information about the event.

-- MMA heavyweight Josh Barnett, who has done some pro wrestling in Japan, faces Brett Rogers this Saturday in a Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix bout live on Showtime. Barnett channeled his pro wrestling alter ego earlier this week, and performed a pro wrestling exhibition. You can check out video of it at FightLine.com at this direct link.

-- Our contest to win a copy of Brock Lesnar's new book "Death Clutch" ends this Monday. We will be giving away five copies of the autobiography, all you have to do is "Like" our brand new Facebook page and reply to this thread on our new Discussion Board. Please note that this contest is only open to U.S. residents. The book tells of Lesnar's life in and out of the octagon, from his rise to fame as a wrestler to the WWE and his shocking decision to leave wrestling and take on the world of MMA with the UFC. He also discusses the disease that almost killed him, and how it changed him as a fighter and as a man. For more details, visit our Facebook Page by clicking here. You can "like" the page by clicking the button below:

-- On ESPN's SportsCenter on Thursday night, the Miami Heat's Big 3 (Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade) were compared to the nWo, in the way that they "were booed as much as they were cheered," "won big and often," and that writers were debating if they were "4 life" or "4 right now."

-- While on basketball, congratulations to the Dallas Mavericks for becoming the 2011 NBA Champions. A fan of the site sent along this video of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban at a WWE event in 2009 talking about wrestling after his team wins the championship. You can check it out below:

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