R-Truth was sent to SmackDown LIVE in the Superstar Shake-up, though you might not have realized it before this week.
The former United States Champion hadn’t had a match on the blue brand until his loss to Samoa Joe this past Tuesday. (His absence actually extended even farther back: Minus a brief appearance in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, he hadn’t competed at all since an August 2017 match against Elias when he was still on Raw).
Truth’s whereabouts were a persistent question among the WWE Universe, and now, the popular Superstar has finally let fans know what’s up.
As it turns out, a grisly shoulder injury led to two surgeries that put Truth on the shelf for almost a year. He revealed the evidence in a graphic Instagram post following his return. Last chance to turn back for the squeamish:
Rough stuff. With his surgeries behind him, however, it appears Truth is thankfully back to doing what he does best, and WWE.com congratulates him on a swift recovery.
You can catch him on SmackDown LIVE Tuesdays at 8/7 C on USA Network.