WWE superstar R-Truth appeared on today’s episode of The Bump to discuss police reform, and his recent speeches at a Black Lives Matter protest in the name of George Floyd. Truth explains why he hadn’t been using his platform at first, stating that his support was much stronger than his words.
I didn’t say anything for a while because I was letting the streets talk. Everything that needed to be said was being said, was being done,” he said. “Nobody wants to hear what a celebrity wants to say right now when there’s so much seriousness going on. My support can say a lot more than anything my mouth and tongue can ever spit out.
We have good people and bad people. That’s in any line of work. From the rooter to the tooter. I don’t care if you’re delivering mail, I don’t care if you’re an essential worker, I don’t care if you’re a grocery store whatever, we have good and bad people. That goes for the cops, man. We have good and bad cops.
The multi-time 24/7 champion then opens up more about the current climate regarding police officers, claiming that “we cannot afford to have bad apples” in the police force.
When it comes to law enforcement, however, Truth contends that there’s no room for parity. “There are certain jobs that we can’t afford to have bad apples in,” he said. “We just need to revamp everything, man. You just need to self check yourself. Let’s adapt and move on and get along.
Check out the full episode of The Bump below. (H/T and transcribe by Pro Wrestling Sheet)