R-Truth did some surprisingly dangerous spots during his run as WWE 24/7 Champion. To date, he’s held the title 53 times. While most of the segments were silly comedy bits, he did take some rough bumps while competing for the title.
Truth recently talked to the Not Sam Wrestling podcast. He shared some of the more questionable bumps he took. One involved Carmella. The other was a spot with Akira Tozawa.
“I want to say when Carmella drugged me on that golf cart. It was souped up and they didn’t tell us it was one of the brand new 250 motor engine that has a supercross, turbo twin pipes to it. I’m telling Carmella, ‘When you hit the gas, hit the gas. I’m going to run past you, I’m going to stop, look at you and I’m going to let you pass. I’m going to catch you.’ She said, ‘Really’, and I said, ‘Yes, just take off.’
Bro, she drugged me on that damn golf cart, and everybody that was on the golf course was over there laughing. She drugged me to where when we were off camera, by the time she turned the corner, it slammed me into a fence. It was a good drag.”
R-Truth said the myth of the metal trash cans being extremely safe is not true. During a scene with Akira Tozawa, that the cans are very painful. He also described falling through a wall with Tozawa as a particularly painful bump.
“I did a scene with Tozawa with the trash can. If you’ve never been inside a metal trash can before, inside a metal trash can hurts. I had to fall back in there. I’m talking about bones and everything, you’re around metal, and you’re falling in there. It was one of those things that fans wouldn’t know. The Old Spice, when I came through the wall, those wooden boards whooped my a**. I was bleeding. They were supposed to have plastic, but it was real wood, and the wood was the ‘cut you wood.’”
R-Truth is not only the 53-time WWE 24/7 champion, he’s also the former two-time NWA World’s Champion. While he’s settled into a comedy character for the most part, R-Truth has an accomplished professional wrestling career. He’s also a former two-time WWE United States Champion. Even the comedy bits are painful, though, according to Truth.
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Thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription!