After taking abuse from his opponent for fifteen-long-minutes, John Cena came back with a shoulder tackle, then another shoulder tackle, ducked a punch, lifted his opponent and dropped him down in preparation for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. But what Cena didn’t see was R-Truth walking through Nassau Coliseum, hunting “Jimmies.”
Throughout John Cena’s career, seemingly every major opponent, be it Triple-H or The Rock, have mocked Cena for his young fan base. Cena has always stood up for his fans, whether it’s HHH pointing out that his fans were asleep during his pay-per-view matches because it was past their bedtime, or The Rock mimicking his “You Can’t See Me” hand gesture in a child’s voice, no one has been able to hinder his superhuman strength, until now.
Staring at a little John Cena fan, wearing the John Cena t-shirt, sweat bands, and cap, R-Truth asks, “I’ll make a deal with you. If you give me that hat, I’ll trade you for a big sip of water.” Cena quickly took his attention away from the match, begging R-Truth to leave the little boy alone. Truth snatched the little boy’s cap with the intention of splashing water in his face. Benefitting from the distraction, C.M. Punk struck Cena with the GTS for the pinfall victory.
R-Truth has been unbalanced ever since he lost his spot in the WWE Title match at Extreme Rules to John Morrison. His personality and his erratic change of moods are borderline schizophrenic. Spewing inane conspiracy theories of how WWE didn’t want to grant him a WWE Championship match, and calling every child he comes across “little Jimmy.”
WWE has done a credible job of covering up the conspiracy in question by pretending that it’s all a part of their Capitol Punishment PPV taking place at the Nation’s Capital, but it’s pretty clear what Truth is driving at.
John Cena represents WWE’s ideals, and the ideal look for a WWE Champion. While the World Heavyweight Title has had a diverse mix of title holders, the WWE Title has been predominately of a specific skin type. R-Truth has played the part of “entertainer,” skipping, jumping, and rapping to the “little Jimmies” with “no rhythm”, with the mindset that if he did so, he would earn his way to the WWE Championship. But clearly, pandering to the crowd hasn’t gotten Truth the “John Cena” status because, in Truth’s mind, it has always been a color thing.
Driven by these racial thoughts, R-Truth has definitely elevated his game, but he’s also lost his mind. Everything he does is a straight out mockery of being an entertainer. He’s torn down merchandise stands, thrown soda at a fan’s face, he’s even kicked around Hornswoggle who was trying to pass out t-shirts, but then dolefully intercedes, “It’s okay, cause I’m a good R-Truth now…”
Withal the crazy talk and the hateful actions, John Cena managed to keep a cool head. But when R-Truth threatened to throw water at the little boy’s face, that’s when Cena revealed his weakness.
Not even The Miz, who claimed to be smarter than Cena, would ever maliciously bring himself to harming children. It’s simply not in the villain’s handbook. But R-Truth is so psychotic that even he admitted, “I’m scared of myself.”
R-Truth may have found John Cena’s kryptonite all because he knew to ask, “Where’s little Jimmy?”