R-Truth has been a staple in WWE since his arrival in the company in 2008. After an extraordinary run in TNA under his real name (Ron “The Truth” Killings), he re-joined the WWE. He was known during his previous run with the company as K-Kwik.
The perennial 24/7 Champion recently spoke with the Notsam Wrestling Podcast. There, he talked about the origins of his current R-Truth ring name. He said Stephanie McMahon played a key role in coming up with the moniker.
“It was me, Vince and Stephanie [McMahon]. They gave me a list of names, we tried to come up with a name, Steph said ‘You shouldn’t go back to K-Quick, that’s the old you, you’re a different person now, you’re matured.’
We had a list of R names and Vince wanted to go with an R so we had a list of R names and Steph said ‘R-Truth?’ And Vince was coming out of his office and he said ‘R-Truth? I like that, what’s the R for?’
We just laughed and I said do it, R-Truth and that was it. It was in the spur of the moment cause I was going to debut that night.”
Vince McMahon apparently didn’t know the wrestler’s real name. In any case, Stephanie McMahon appears to have come up with the name. R-Truth continues to just go with the flow in WWE.
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