What Does R-Truth's Place On "Hell In A Cell" Poster Mean?

By Brian Rzeppa
Photo Courtesy of R-Truth – WWE Universe Facebook page

R-Truth has really not done anything relevant since his feud with Antonio Cesaro over the United States Championship late last year; that’s about eight months without a meaningful feud. For as talented and athletic of a wrestler he is, that is just unacceptable.

Apparently, WWE might feel the same way, at least if their pay-per-view posters mean anything. If you haven’t seen yet, R-Truth was featured on the poster for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in late October. Now, it doesn’t mean that he will be fighting in the main event for the WWE Championship, but it implies that he will be featured heavily somewhere on the card.

That brings the question of where he’ll be featured. As you can see on the poster, he was wearing a suit, so given the latest Corporation angle, there is a chance that he could join up with Triple H and company, but I don’t find that to be a reasonable option. His character doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the group, so that part is probably just a coincidence.

If he’s going to be involved in a prominent role, though, he could still have something to do with the Corporation. He could be feuding with them, namely Dean Ambrose over the United States Championship or Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and the Tag Team titles. Truth and Kofi Kingston once formed a very formidable tag team, and that may be who Daniel Bryan eventually calls on if Big Show and Mark Henry (or The Miz) can’t get the job done.

I feel that the option of Ambrose is probably the most realistic one, as it is pretty easy to believe that Truth would be a contender for the US Title, given that he’s been there many times before. These matches would certainly be something to watch, as Truth’s athleticism combined with Ambrose’s all-around in-ring ability would create quite a few highlights.

I would say that there is one last option, too. If Rob Van Dam fails to defeat Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship, Del Rio will be in need of a new challenger. While the obvious choice would be for Cody Rhodes to get a chance at the title, and to further his feud with Damien Sandow, Rhodes recently lost to Curtis Axel multiple times recently, and was defeated by Del Rio earlier this month. Even though win-loss records don’t really mean all that much in WWE, Rhodes would have to go on a little bit of a win streak to be considered a contender.

If they wanted to hold off from putting Rhodes in the main event scene, R-Truth could be a dependable option to turn to. He was incredibly popular while he was making a run at the WWE Championship in 2011. He could pick up on his chase for main-event championship gold by going after Del Rio.

Whatever happens with R-Truth, it’s good to see a sign that he will finally be getting some time on TV after being pushed aside for so long.

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