R-Truth Talks Pretty Ricky, Altercation With John Cena, His Current Push & More

The Baltimore Sun recently conducted with R-Truth promoting his match with the Miz this Sunday at WWE Fatal 4 Way. Here are some excerpts:

On his current push: Just perfecting my craft, man. I never once doubted or questioned. I knew anytime you're there, you're there for a reason, so I just wanted to be as available for them as possible. I wanted to show and improve. If they weren't using me at certain times, it was because they were writing and doing other things for other people. You just have to wait your turn and be ready when it's your time.


Being a fan of pro wrestling growing up: Oh yes, I was a fan. A lot of guys ? Ron Simmons, Junkyard Dog, Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A., Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, The Road Warriors. The South is where wrestling was birthed. I got turned on to the business by Jack Crockett; he and his brothers were the ones who brought wrestling to the South. I was a fanatic about wrestling when I was a kid.

On being a heel in the future: Whatever's clever, man. I leave my career totally to the creative staff and Vince McMahon. Whatever they give me to do, I'll go in headfirst and I'll just perfect it and make it happen. I'm ready for whatever they have to throw at me.

On altercation with John Cena at an airport before joining WWE: (Laughs) Man, that was blown out of proportion so much. My goodness. I don't think I even saw John in the airport. I think we may have passed by each other but we didn't notice each other. By the time I got to work [at TNA], it was all over that we were face to face, we were about to fight. I was like, "Wow, I wish I was there. I didn't see any of that." Yeah, that was blown out of proportion so much, man.


On Pretty Ricky: I have no idea where that was going to go. Pretty Ricky belonged to Vince McMahon. Believe it or not, Pretty Ricky is still lurking around places. You may see him pop in and out from time to time. He's definitely not gone. He's a mac from way back. He's a playa from the Himalaya. He's just chillin' I think.

For the full interview with R-Truth, where he also talks about music, his upcoming track and mentoring David Otunga, click here.