How much is WWE R-Truth’s net worth? The professional wrestler from South Carolina has an estimated net worth of US$3 million. As of now, he is the current WWE 24/7 Champion. In addition to being a wrestler, he is also a successful rapper and actor. He has also worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) where he was the winner of the TNA World Tag Team Championship.
As per some online reports, wrestler R-Truth has been earning US$550,000 as his annual salary.
How old is R-Truth?
He was born on January 19, 1972, which makes his age be 49 years old as of 2021.
What is his real name?
His birth name is Ronnie Aaron Killings.
In addition to R-Truth, he has wrestled with several other ring names like R–Ziggler, Ron Killings, K-Krush, K-Kwik and K. Malik Shabaz.
Williamsburg County, South Carolina, U.S.
Is wrestler Ronnie Aaron Killings married?
Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Pamela Killings. The pair tied their knot on April 7, 2011, which means they have already celebrated a decade of their marriage.
R-Truth is blessed with a daughter born on November 15, 2014.
Height and weight
R-Truth stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches or 188 cm. His billed weight is 100 kilograms or 220 pounds.
How was his early life?
Although he was born in Williamsburg, South Carolina and grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. He used to sell cocaine on the streets for extra income to make extra income in his early 20s. He developed a passion for hip hop and breakdancing.
Regarding his educational achievements, he went to Harding University High School where he was active in several sports like football, track and field. Because of his amazing performances, he received scholarship offers from several colleges. However, he gave main priority to his music career and in this process, he started drug dealing for which he was arrested four times. When he was sentenced to jail for 13 months, he realized that he has been wasting his time and disrespecting the valuable life and finally, he changed his lifestyle.
Early wrestling career
When Killings got released from jail he met Jackie Crockett of the National Wrestling Alliance who advised him to pursue a professional wrestling career. However, he went focusing on his music career and spent the next two years struggling in the industry. Later, he contacted Jackie Crockett and expressed his desire to become a wrestler. During that time, Crockett was working the senior cameraman for World Championship Wrestling and helped Killings introduce to wrestling personalities by inviting him in multiple WCW and Pro Wrestling Federation events.
He made his debut for Pro Wrestling Federation (PWF) in 1997 in the role of a manager. He started traveling and training with Manny Fernandez for about three years. He made his NWA Wildside debut with ring name K-Krush in the year 1999. He came into the limelight after being winning the newly created NWA Wildside Television Championship. He went to wrestle for the promotion Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW) as K. Malik Shabaz in 2002.
He sent a promotional videotape to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and later earned a two-year developmental contract. After this, he was assigned to WWF’s developmental territory Memphis Championship Wrestling as K-Kwik. He won the battle royal on April 12 in Robinsonville, Mississippi making him a challenger for the vacant Southern Heavyweight Championship. On May 24, he lost the title match to a masked Jerry Lawler.
He made a big breakthrough after being promoted to the main roster performing with Road Dogg as a tag team. Through the November 13, 2000 episode of Raw is War, he made his main roster debut attacking William Regal who was facing a match against Road Dogg. Audiences started enjoying the team of Road Dogg and K-Kwik as they used to rap together and also performed a song titled “Gettin’ Rowdy”.
He teamed with former DX members Chyna, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn to face The Radicalz in a Survivor Series match on November 19, 2000. He partnered with Road Dogg to compete a four-way tag team match for the Tag Team Championship which they lost to Christian and Edge. He became a single competitor when his tag team partner Road Dogg was suspended and officially released in January 2001. He participated the 2001 Royal Rumble on January 21 where he was eliminated by Big Show.
He went to participate in the hardcore division where he marked win against Raven for the Hardcore Championship which he later lost to Crash Holly in the same night under the title’s 24/7 rules on February 3, 2001. He got released from WWF in the year 2002.
After being released from WWF, he joined Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling promotion by signing in June 2002. He made his debut for the promotion on June 19 as K-Krush on the first weekly TNA pay-per-view. By harassing NASCAR drivers Hermie Sadler and Sterling Marlin, he established himself as a heel. For this, he was later attacked by Brian Lawler. The same night, he went to compete in the Gauntlet for the Gold match where Malice eliminated him. He lost a match to Christopher following the interference by Marlin and Sadler who took revenge of the previous week.
K-Krush teamed with Jeff Jarrett to become victorious against Scott Hall and Christopher after Christopher turned and joined K-Krush and Jarrett. He became the winner against Hermie Sadler in a squash match on July 10. Despite the conclusion of the match, he continued attacking Sadler which overturned the decision of the match.
He came with an angry promo on the July 17 TNA pay-per-view and stated that he would now use the ring name “The Truth.” He also started referring to himself as Ron “The Truth” Killings. On August 7, he became the winner of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Ken Shamrock at NWA-TNA 8. This win made him recognized as the fourth African American in professional wrestling history to win a World Heavyweight title. He retained his title by defeating several wrestlers in different matches against Monty Brown, Jerry Lynn, Scott Hall, Low Ki and Curt Hennig. He lost the title to his former partner Jeff Jarrett on November 20 following the interference by Vince Russo. He also started a feud with Sports Entertainment Xtreme and later came with a new bodyguard named Nelson Knight.
On June 19, 2007, he desired to work for the Mexican AAA for which he tried to resign from TNA. The promotion refused to release him. He made his return by confronting football player Adam Jones on August 12 at Hard Justice. They teamed together to mark a win against Sting and Kurt Angle to earn the TNA World Tag Team Championship. They lost the title to A.J. Styles and Tomko at Bound for Glory on October 14, 2007, where Adam Jones was replaced by Rasheed Lucius “Consequences” Creed. He got released from the company in December 2007.
Return to WWE
This time, WWF has been repacked as WWE and Killings made his return to the company in 2008. He made his re-debut under the ring name R-Truth on the SmackDown brand where he marked a win against Kenny Dykstra. He ignored all those past events and his Hardcore Championship reigns until WWE.com acknowledged his appearance in the 2001 Royal Rumble. This made his character as K-Kwik acknowledged again.
On October 26, 2008, he along with Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) and Festus were voting options to challenge Shelton Benjamin for the United States Championship title. He secured 59% of the vote and grabbed the title match which he unfortunately lost. He was able to earn the Slammy Award for the Best Musical Performance on December 8, 2008.
He introduced himself as a new prankster character known as Ricky on the July 10, 2009, episode of SmackDown. He later started a feud with debuting Drew McIntyre on the August 28 episode of SmackDown who defeated him at Hell in a Cell on October 4, 2009. He, The Hart Dynasty, Finlay and Matt Hardy marked a win against JTG, Drew McIntyre, Eric Escobar and Dolph Ziggler on the October 23 episode of SmackDown. He defeated Mike Knox making him become qualified for an Elimination Chamber match where he was eliminated by CM Punk.
R-Truth teamed with John Morrison in a losing effort against The Miz and Big Show (ShoMiz) at WrestleMania XXVI on March 28, 2010. He was drafted to Raw on April 26. He received a job offer to be a personal assistant by Ted DiBiase which made R-Truth be disrespected and slapped him which caused a feud between them. While he was having a match with William Regal he was attacked by Primo and Carlito. He marked a win against The Miz making him earn the vacant United States Championship. However, he lost the title back to The Miz in a fatal four-way match on the June 14 episode of Raw also involving Zack Ryder and John Morrison. He became unsuccessful in his rematch clause at Fatal 4-Way.
He marked a win against Ted DiBiase on the October 11 episode of Raw qualifying for Team Raw at Bragging Rights to face Team SmackDown where they lost. He participated in the 2011 Royal Rumble match where he got eliminated by CM Punk on January 30, 2011.
He turned the number one contender for the WWE Championship along with John Cena on the April 11 episode of Raw. On May 1, 2011, he prevented Morrison from escaping the steel cage costing him the WWE Championship. He was also in the center of attraction by attacking Rey Mysterio. He accused Mysterio of stealing his chance at the WWE Championship on the May 16 episode of Raw. He defeated Mysterio at Over the Limit on May 22, 2011. He and The Miz attacked Santino Marella on the August 22 episode of Raw. He interfered in The Miz’s match with CM Punk and the duo attacked Punk on the August 29 episode of Raw. The following week, they challenged van Bourne and Kofi Kingston (Air Boom) on the September 5 episode of Raw for the Tag Team Championship. During the match, Miz assaulted a referee which made them disqualified and Triple H fired them the following night on Raw.
CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio, John Cena and referees were attacked by R-Truth and Miz at Hell in a Cell on October 2, 2011. Police officers came and arrested them for their activity. They were reinstated by John Laurinaitis on the October 10 episode of Raw. They lost to The Rock and John Cena on November 20 at Survivor Series. R-Truth was accused of violating the Wellness Policy for which he was suspended for 30 days. He made his return on the December 26 episode of Raw.
He participated in the Royal Rumble Match entering at number 3 where he was eliminated by Miz. He partnered with Kofi Kingston and attempted to capture the WWE Tag Team Championship on the February 27 episode of Raw. They won the WWE Tag Team Championship on the April 30 episode of Raw by defeating Primo and Epico. They defended their title against Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler at Over the Limit on May 20, 2012. They also defended their title against Titus O’Neil and Darren Young (The Prime Time Players). They lost the title to the team of Kane and Daniel Bryan at Night of Champions on September 16.
R-Truth started a feud with Antonio Cesaro after saving Kingston from a post-match assault on the October 29 episode of Raw. He teamed with Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in a winning effort against The Prime Time Players. He lost to Cesaro for the United States Championship in the following month. He participated in the fatal-four-way match on the December 3 episode of Raw also involving Wade Barrett and Kofi Kingston. He saved Kofi Kingston from Damien Sandow on the February 18, 2013 episode of Raw. He unsuccessfully challenged Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Championship at Battleground on October 6, 2013.
On January 25, 2015, he participated in the Royal Rumble match entering at number 2 being eliminated by Bubba Ray Dudley. When Dean Ambrose stole Bad News Barrett’s Intercontinental Championship belt on February 22, 2015, at Fastlane, the belt subsequently came into possession of several wrestlers including R-Truth, Stardust, Luke Harper, Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan. He brought a ladder at the 2016 Royal Rumble match and climbed the ladder inside the ring thinking it to be the Money in the Bank ladder match. He was eliminated by Kane after he realized his error.
He entered the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32 on April 3, 2016. He got eliminated by Heath Slater and Adam Rose. He aligned himself with Tyler Breeze and helped Breeze defeat Goldust on the May 2 episode of Raw. With Breeze in R-Truth’s corner, he defeated Fandango. They also faced Fandango and Goldust on the May 12 episode of SmackDown.
He moved to SmackDown brand on April 17, 2018, and later involved himself with then SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella. He grabbed match against Shinsuke Nakamura but lost it. Carmella came ahead to manage R-Truth on the September 4 episode of SmackDown Live in his match against The Miz to protect from Miz’s wife Maryse’s interference. They also defeated Rusev and Lana as well as Jeff Hardy and Charlotte Flair and The Miz and Asuka during the Mixed Match Challenge. They marked a win against Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox on December 16 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
He was attacked by Nia Jax during his entrance at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view and for compensation, he secured a match against Shinsuke Nakamura for United States Championship match. He marked a win against Nakamura with a surprise roll-up. He was immediately challenged by former champion Rusev but was able to retain the title with another roll-up. He issued an open challenge on the February 26 episode of SmackDown which was answered by Rey Mysterio and Andrade. R-Truth, Mysterio and Andrade competed in a triple threat match where R-Truth came out as victorious.
In his next open challenge, it was answered by Samoa Joe, Mysterio and Andrade and they participated fatal-four-way match where Joe emerged as the winner. He pinned Robert Roode for the new WWE 24/7 Championship which uses the “24/7 rule”. He lost the title to multiple superstars including Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, Heath Slater, Mike Kanellis, Jinder Mahal (twice), Akira Tozawa (thrice), Drake Maverick, EC3, Elias, The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) and Mojo Rawley (seven times). He usually regained his title within a minute or hour.
He became a 52-time 24/7 Champion and he was so popular because the 24/7 Championship segments would become the highest viewed videos with millions of views on both Raw and SmackDown online. In June 2019, he was voted as favorite champion by WWE fans. He lost the title 50 times during next year including against racecar driver Kyle Busch, NBA player Enes Kanter and presenter Rob Stone.
He was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2019 draft splitting from Carmella. He participated in the gauntlet match for the Tuwaiq Trophy on February 27, 2020, where he marked a win against Erick Rowan, Andrade and Bobby Lashley. However, after assaulting Rowan, he lost to AJ Styles. He quickly lost to Bobby Lashley at Money in the Bank on May 20, 2020.
In addition to wrestling, Ronnie Aaron Killings has appeared in multiple films like the 2003 political comedy film Head of State, 2008 sports drama film The Wrestler, 2018 action-thriller film Blood Brother and 2016 film DJ R. Killings.
He has released two studio albums called Invinceable (2003) and Killingit (2016) in CD and Digital Download format respectively.
He is active on various social media platforms including Instagram @ronkillings1 where he has amassed more than 1 million followers. He has garnered over 1.7 million followers in his Twitter account @ronkillings. One can visit his YouTube channel through this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/RonKillingsTV.