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miz-vs-r-truthWe are continuing to pay tribute here at Mr. X’s Punch Out to all the amazing African Americans that have stepped foot into the squared circle for Black History Month. The man I am covering for today is none other than R Truth who is one of my personal favorites because we share the same birthday. R Truth has been a guy who has consistently been there for whatever the company needs and he enjoys what he does. The match that I chose for today is the United States Championship match that he had on the May 24, 2010 episode of RAW against The Miz. The week before, The Miz lost the title to Bret “The Hitman” Hart, but Bret had to give up the title because he was named RAW General Manager so he set up this match to decide a new champion. The Miz tried to be the aggressor to start off the match, but he quickly figured out that R Truth was having none of that.

40When we came back from commercial break, The Miz was in control of the match on the outside where he was working on R Truth’s shoulder. He was absolutely relentless whether it was using the ropes to wrench on the shoulder or through submission holds. No matter how many times R Truth tries to battle back, The Miz was outsmarting him and using the injury to the shoulder to slow him down. Truth finally did find an opening however down the match when he countered an attempt in the corner by The Miz. That is when the furry of offense commenced with a huge missile drop kick. After trading jabs back and forth, R Truth would try for a scissors kick, but The Miz moved out of the way. Unfortunately for The Miz, he couldn’t dodge the Lie Detector and that was all it took for R Truth to become the new United States Champion.