Oct 3, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank


Real name: Ron Killings
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 225 lbs.
Date of birth: January 19, 1972
From: Charlotte, NC
Pro debut: 1995
Trained by: Manny Fernandez
Finishing move: The Consequence


– Killings began his career on the Georgia indies as ‘K-Krush’
– On November 6, 1999, K-Krush defeated AJ Styles to win the NCW Television Title
– Killings signed with WWF in early 2000 and was assigned to Memphis Championship Wrestling, retaining his K-Krush ring name
– On April 12, 2000, K-Krush won a battle royal in Robinsonville, MS to claim the vacant MCW Southern title. Later that day, he would defeat Jerry Lawler to retain the title
– On August 19, 2000, K-Krush claimed his second MCW Southern title by beating Joey Abs of the Mean Street Posse
– In September 2000, K-Krush began regularly working dark matches on WWF’s B-shows
– Upon his main roster call-up in November 2000, Killings’ ring name was changed to ‘K-Kwik’
– For a short time, K-Kwik formed a tag team with “The Road Dogg” Jesse James. The duo performed their own entrance theme, “Getting’ Rowdy.”
– On February 3, 2001, K-Kwik defeated Raven at a non-televised WWF event to briefly capture the Hardcore title.
– Following the release of Road Dogg, K-Kwik was demoted to enhancement talent status and wrestled primarily on B-shows once again
– In early 2002, after months of inactivity, K-Kwik was released by WWF
– In the spring of 2002, Killings agreed to compete for Jerry Jarrett’s new PPV wrestling group, NWA TNA.
– On the July 3, 2002 NWA TNA PPV, K-Krush and Jeff Jarrett defeated Scott Hall and Brian Christopher in Nashville, TN.
– The following week, K-Krush defeated race-car driver Hermie Sadler using the ropes for leverage. However, after the match, the referee reversed the decision.
– On July 17, 2002, K-Krush made short work of Norman Smiley.
– In weeks following, K-Krush eventually became Ron “The Truth” Killings.
– On August 7, 2002, Killings defeated Ken Shamrock in Nashville, TN to capture the NWA title. Killings became the first African American to win the NWA championship.
– Killings successfully defended the NWA title against X division champion Jerry Lynn on the September 18, 2002 PPV.
– Two weeks later, Killings again retained the NWA title in a thrilling match with former X division champion, Low Ki.
– At the 54th NWA Anniversary show in Corpus Christi, TX, Killings successfully defended the NWA title against Hotstuff Hernandez.
– After months of being a babyface, Killings turned heel on the March 19, 2003 NWA TNA PPV by turning on Jeff Jarrett.
– On November 26, 2003, Killings, B.G. James, and Konnan defeated Glenn Gilberti, Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger for the held up NWA World Tag Team title in Nashville, TN.
– Killings defeated AJ Styles, Chris Harris, and Raven in a “deadly draw” match on May 19, 2004 in Nashville to regain the NWA title.
– At the 2004 Victory Road PPV in Orlando, Killings, The Empire Saint (Pat Kenney), Johnny B. Badd and Erik Watts defeated the Naturals, Kid Kash and Dallas.
– At the TNA 2005 Slammiversary PPV, Killings defeated The Outlaw.
– At the 2005 Sacrifice PPV, Killings and Konnan defeated Kip James and Monty Brown.
– At the 2005 Unbreakable PPV, the 3 Live Kru defeated The Diamonds in the Rough.
– The 3 Live Kru defeated Team Canada (A1, Bobby Roode, and Eric Young) at Genesis 2005.
– At Lockdown ’06, Team Sting (Sting, Rhino, AJ Styles and Killings) defeated Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner and America’s Most Wanted) in a “lethal lottery” match.
– At the September 2, 2006 debut of RXLL, Killings defeated Bobby Lee Jr. in Guadalajara.
– Killings and Lance Hoyt defeated Alex Shelley and Austin Starr at the 2006 Genesis PPV.
– In June 2007, Killings quit TNA. Killings returned to TNA at the Hard Justice PPV to confront suspended NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones.
– At AAA’s TripleMania on July 15, 2007, Killings, Sabu, Head Hunter A, and Rikishi defeated La Parka, Rikishi, Zorro, and The Animal.
– At No Surrender ’07 in Orlando, Killings and suspended NFL defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones defeated Sting and Kurt Angle to capture the TNA World Tag Team titles.
– On December 3, 2007, Killings requested and received his TNA release.
– In the summer of 2008, Killings returned to WWE as R-Truth.
– At Bragging Rights ’09, Team SmackDown (Chris Jericho, Kane, R-Truth, Matt Hardy, Finlay, The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) defeated Team Raw (D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels), The Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston and Mark Henry).
– On April 26, 2010, R-Truth was drafted to Raw.
– At WWE Over the Limit ’11, R-Truh pinned Rey Mysterio.
– Killings was suspended by WWE for 30 days for a Wellness policy violation on November 22, 2011.
– R-Truth and Kofi Kingston defeated Primo and Epico on the April 30, 2012 edition of Raw in Dayton, OH to capture the WWE tag team titles.
– At Over the Limit ’12, Truth and Kingston defeated Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler.
– At Summerslam ’12, R-Truth and Kofi Kingston defeated Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil and Darren Young).
– At TLC ’13, Truth defeated Brodus Clay.
– On July 28, 2014, Truth ended Bo Dallas’ undefeated streak on Raw in under a minute
– At Fastlane ’15, Truth stole Bad News Barrett’s Intercontinental Title. This set up a multi-man match at WrestleMania 31, which was won by Daniel Bryan
– In April 2015, Truth entered the King of the Ring Tournament. He defeated Stardust in the first round, but lost to Barrett in the semi-finals
– At the Payback ’15 Kickoff Show, Truth defeated Stardust
– At the Money In The Bank ’15 Kickoff Show, Truth defeated King Barrett
– On the Money In The Bank ’16 pre-show, The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth) defeated Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)
– In the 2016 WWE draft, The Golden Truth were allocated to Raw
– In May 2017, The Golden Truth separated, with Goldust turning heel on Truth
– Truth suffered an arm injury in October 2017 and was forced to undergo surgery
– Truth returned to action in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the WrestleMania 34 pre-show
– In the 2018 Superstar Shakeup, Truth was moved to Smackdown
– In September 2018, Truth formed a partnership with Carmella
– At TLC ’18, Truth & Carmella defeated Alicia Fox & Jinder Mahal to win the second season of Mixed Match Challenge
– On January 29, 2019, Truth defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the WWE United States Title. He would defend the title against Rusev immediately afterwards
– On February 26, Truth defeated Rey Mysterio & Andrade in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE United States Title
– Truth would become the main focus of the new WWE 24/7 division in mid 2019
– On the Hell In A Cell 2020 pre-show, Truth defeated Drew Gulak to retain the WWE 24/7 Title
– In October 2022, Truth seemed to hint at a return to a more serious character in a backstage promo, but this was soon abandoned after he picked up an injury in November
– Truth returned to WWE after a lengthy injury layoff at Survivor Series 2023
– In early 2024, Truth & Miz reformed Awesome Truth
– At WrestleMania XL Saturday, Awesome Truth won the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles in a Six-Pack Ladder Match

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