WWE: 10 Ways R-Truth Has Perfected His Character
With R-Truth's current feud with the Miz going off without a hitch, it is time to take a look at the character of R-Truth.
As you know, 2011 was a great year for R-Truth.
After being in the hottest storyline of the year and competing for the WWE Championship in the spring, it is easy to say R-Truth has made an impact.
Today, I am going to list 10 ways his persona has been perfected and how he will continue to improve in 2012.
This list is based on the current WWE storylines and the product as a whole.
There's not many WWE superstars who can say they went through two heel/face turns in one year.
On top of that, both turns are proving to be complete successes.
Good for you R-Truth.
Can Tweak His Gimmick
R-Truth has found the ability to tweak his gimmick to any situation.
I have to hand it to him, I never thought he would be able to pull of his "Little Jimmy" persona as a face.
His Current Storyline
His current storyline is one the WWE Universe has seen a thousand times.
Two heel partners where one turns on the other. This made R-Truth a face.
Then, R-Truth gets "injured."
R-Truth, as a newly born face, comes back with a vengeance.
Even though we have seen it hundreds of times before, I think R-Truth gave us a new dimension.
He Is Unique
There are too many superstars who have yet to make an impact.
On top of that, there are way too many superstars who don't have their own original gimmick.
When Chris Jericho started wearing suits every week, we began seeing every heel wear them.
From Miz to Rhodes to Ziggler, they all copied him.
I give them credit for tweaking it to fit their needs, but I give way more credit to R-Truth.
He brought a unique gimmick to the table and made it work.
Besides Santino, Zack Ryder and Brodus Clay, there's nobody generally funny in the WWE.
That might seem like a lot of other funny people in the WWE, but let me put it into perspective.
Santino is funny when he is actually on television (which isn't a lot anymore).
Zack Ryder is funny, but only during his Youtube Show (not even on WWE TV).
Brodus Clay just debuted two weeks ago and still has the fan base split as to whether or not his gimmick is a success or bomb on the part of WWE creative.
If you look at R-Truth's promo work this past year, he is an absolute riot.
His Mic Skills
Before his heel turn, I never knew how good R-Truth was on the mic.
I'm surprised he stayed away from a mic for so long, because that could have easily pushed him up the latter a couple years ago.
He is where he is at today because of his mic skills.
He Made Himself Relevant
R-Truth, Kofi Kingston and John Morrison all had something similar in common in the past couple of years.
They were all mid-card faces who couldn't get themselves the push they needed.
When R-Truth turned on John Morrison, he instantly made himself relevant.
After a great 2011, I expect to see another great year in 2012.
He Is Believable
How many other superstars could pull off an insane character like R-Truth's and make fans believe it?
Not a lot.
He Gets the WWE Universe Involved
The reason why heels always rip on fans isn't because they want to anger 15,000 people per week, but because they know that it will get heat on them.
When heels get booed, it means they are successful.
It's funny how things work, right?
Thankfully, when R-Truth turned face, those boos turned into cheers.
He Made Himself a Liability
Part of the art behind creating a WWE persona is making one that the WWE needs.
WWE needs to have a monster heel.
WWE needs a comical relief like Santino.
WWE has realized that they need R-Truth for what he brings to the table.
He brings a good gimmick, a strong fan base, good wrestling, and a whole lot of entertainment.
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