R-Truth, WWE returns to Orlando

With Wrestlemania just a few month away, the Raw and Smackdown superstars have teamed up and hit the road for WWE Live.

The event comes to the Amway Center on Feb. 1 and will feature a rematch between John Cena and Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Title, Big Show and Kane, and also a tag team match between The Rhodes Brothers and The Real Americans for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Tag Team Championship belt.

While this event will not be televised or aired, WWE superstar R-Truth stated that the Florida fans can expect a lot of “What’s uping” and a lot of him handling his business.

“You don’t always have to be on TV to display yourself,” said Truth, who will be facing Fandango in Orlando. “You get a lot more action, because we get to go a lot longer in our matches. We also get to get a lot more personal.”

Truth, who recently turned 42, came up through the development leagues and have fought under multiple alias  including K-Kwik, The Truth and his birth name Ron Killing.

“It mentally prepares you, it physically prepares you,” said the rapping wrestler, who has been in the business for more than 10 years, about coming up through the different leagues. “As athletes, we’re allowed to go out there and do these moves because we are trained to do them.  A lot of people don’t go through the right avenues and trainings, It’s way more to being a wrestler than just doing moves.”

While he has fought in multiple circuits since 1997 and has attained multiple milestones — including one time United States Champion, one time WWE Tag Team Champion with Kofi Kingston, two time WWF Hardcore Championship and was the first African-American NWA World Heavyweight Champion — he still has a ton of more goals to reach and a lot more victories to get.

With his charismatic-high flying-showmanship style, staying in shape is key for the veteran wrestler. “I still work out two hours every day,” said Truth who usually gives himself two days a week to let his body recover. “I just keep it moving. I still feel like I’m in my 20’s.”

The WWE is going through a drastic change — and Truth, who has an album coming out plans to be a big part of it.

“My goal is to make this album one of the best albums that come out of the WWE. I plan on going for title shots and taking the WWE to the next level,” said Truth.

The organization is set to launch the first ever 24/7 streaming network called the WWE Network for $9.99 per month. Launching Feb. 24 the network is set to  feature all of the past matches from the promotion including all of the pay-per-view offerings over the years, several original shows as well as the biggest part of the new service: Every WWE pay-per-view will be included at no additional cost, according to a press release.

“Were launching off history, this is going to be good,” said Truth.

Tickets to see the WWE superstars in Orlando are still available through Ticketmaster.com, ranging from $15 to $110.

“Florida fans need to know what’s up, they need to come out,” said Truth.

WWE returns to Orlando for the first time in 2014. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

“This is a time for the family to come out and enjoy this roller coaster ride. Bring the wives, the kids, the dogs and what ever other kind of pets you got. This is a family night and I guarantee that you won’t leave disappointed.”