Ronnie Aaron Killings is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as R-Truth. He is the former United States and Tag Team Champion. He has won the WWE 24/7 Championship over fifty times.
After his release from prison, Jackie Crockett convinced Killings to become a professional wrestler. In 1999, he made his wrestling at NWA. Killings signed with WWF in the same year, where he won the Southern Heavyweight Championship twice. In 2000, he made his debut on RAW. They featured him in the hardcore division, where he won the WWF Hardcore Championship and lost to Crash Holly. In 2002, they released him from the company.
In June, Killings made his TNA debut. After his debut, he turned heel and began feuding with Sterling Marlin and Hermie Sadler. In July, he cut an angry promo and challenged the NWA Champion. At NWA-TNA 8, he defeated Ken Shamrock to win the NWA Heavyweight Championship. Killings is the only African American NWA NWA Heavyweight Champion.
In 2003, he formed a team with Konan, and B.G James called 3 Live Kru. In November, the trio won the NWA World Tag Team Championship. After losing it to Redshirt Security, Killins won his second NWA Heavyweight Championship. In July, Kru began feuding with Team Canada, where they won their second NWA World Tag Team Championship.
In 2004, the Kru began crumbling as James' former partner Gunn debuted for TNA. the Kru broke up after Konan turned on the group. In 2005, Killings began working in various tag team matches and won the King of the Mountain match but failed to win the title. In 2007, Killings and Adam Jones won the TNA World Tag Team Championship. At Boud for Glory, they lost the titles to AJ Styles and Tomko.
In 2008, Killings returned to WWE. He re-debuted as R-Truth and began working for SmackDown. Truth began rapping while entering and was used in several tag team matches. In 2009, he joined Team SmackDown and won the Bragging Rights match. In 2010, he formed a tag team with John Morrison. At WrestleMania XXVI, they were defeated by Show-Miz.
In April, he was drafted to RAW where he began feuding with Ted DiBiase and won. In May, he defeated The Miz to win the United States Championship. However, he lost the title back to The Miz in two weeks. At SummerSlam, he joined Team WWE to defeat Team Nexus. In December, he became a pro for NXT.
In 2011, Truth turned heel and began feuding with John Cena. Truth began talking to an imaginary character called Little Jimmy. They featured truth in several pay-per-views during his time as a heel. At Capitol Punishment, he faced John Cena for the WWE Championship and lost.
After his feud with Cena, he began teaming up with The Miz. The duo cost Cena the WWE Championship at Hell in a Cell. At Survivor Series, Awesome Truth faced The Rock and John Cena and lost. After Survivor Series, The Miz turned on Truth and attacked him.
In January, Truth returned to feud with The Miz. At Elimination Chamber, Truth entered the chamber but failed to win. In February, Truth and Kofi Kingston formed a tag team. They joined Team Teddy at WrestleMania XXVIII but lost. In April, Truth and Kingston defeated Primo and Epico to win the WWE Tag Team Championship.
At Night of Champions, they lost the titles to Team Hell No. Truth spent the next two years chasing for the United States and Intercontinental Championship, but lost. In 2014, he began teaming up with Xavier Woods. The team gained a moment, but Rusev defeated them in a handicap match. After the loss, the team disbanded.
In 2015, Truth adopted a new character where he would have amnesia and was used for comedic purposes. At Royal Rumble, he brought a ladder and tried to win the match but got eliminated by Kane. In 2016, he was drafted to RAW, and he formed a tag team with Goldust called Golden Truth. The team gained momentum but failed to win the titles. After WrestleMania 33, Goldust turned on Truth and the team disbanded.
In 2018, Truth was drafted to SmackDown. He was involved in a storyline with Carmell and they formed a partnership. Carmella and Truth won the mixed match challenge, which gave them both the number 30th spot at Royal Rumble. The duo became fan favorite and were involved in various segments. After Rumble, Truth defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win his second United States Championship. At Fastlane, he lost the title to Samoa Joe.
In 2019, Truth was drafted to RAW. In May, the 24/7 Championship was introduced and Truth spent most of his time in this division. Truth feuded with several superstars such as Jinder Mahal, Drake Maverick, Tozawa, Tamina, Dana Brooke, and Reggie. Truth was last seen on RAW chasing Brooke for the 24/7 Championship.