R-Truth was recently a guest on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness where he spoke about a wide range of topics.
During the interview, he spoke about how his run in TNA helped him in his WWE return. This is where he noted that it groomed him to be ready for his second run with the company and originated his “What’s Up” song.
“100% man. 100% it did. It pretty much groomed me for what I had to face coming up. I needed that. My second run back, I was more than happy that I had that time away. I felt like a grown man when I came back, and I actually told Vince that. He looked at me like I had two heads. “I had time to grow up Vince, I had time to prepare for this.”
That’s where What’s Up originated from. I remember when I played it for Jeff and I said that I produced the song in my trailer. I think the people will like it. Jeff was so open to “Hey, if you think it will work, let’s do it.” He was taking a lot of my ideas and putting them forward. Being in a smaller pond, I was able to pitch my own stuff and they gave you the chance.”
Truth has had a successful run in both WWE and TNA (now known as Impact Wrestling). For those who might not recall, he was actual under contract with the WWE from 1999–2002 where he had a run as the Hardcore Champion. After finding success in TNA, he signed with the WWE once again in 2008 where he held the United States and Tag Team Titles.
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below:
H/T to WrestleZone for the transcription