OMG I Met A WWE Superstar – Ron “The Truth” Killings

How many of you follow Pro Wrestling?
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I am going, to be honest, and admit that I don’t follow professional wrestling, however,  I do know the names of a few of the “superstars” like Hulk Hogan and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, granted neither of them still wrestle…at least I don’t think so.
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Anywho, when my Podcast producer Chevonna Johnson told me that our new Brand Ambassador for AAU Global Production Media Group was going to be Ron ‘The Truth” Killings, I wasn’t impressed because I had never heard his name before.
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However, I must now admit, that not only is Ron “The Truth” Killings Superstar in the Wrestling Ring, he is also a Superstar in the hearts and minds of many inner city youths, especially after last week’s event –The 1st Annual Brand Ambassador Award Launch which honored Ron “The Truth” Killings.
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The Brand Ambassador Award Launch was held at theSpirit of Huntington Art Center in Huntington Station. NY which is a is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides children with special needs and Veterans the opportunity for art and creative expression that can transform their lives.
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My friend and fellow vlogger, Nikki Valentine ofN.V.Me Designs was also invited to be part of the program as one of the motivational speakers as she definitely has a life altering story to tell.  Head over to her Facebook page if you want to listen to the video.  Nikki is also from Delaware so she accompanied hubby and me on the 4 hours journey to Long Island, NY.
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Arriving a few hours before the 7:00 PM start time, we were greeted by Michael Kitakis, the Executive Director, and teacher who helped us get set up for the “main event”.  This program was exciting for the kids as they had an opportunity to take pictures and paint with Ron Killings before the program started.
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As the host, I started by introducing Roger and Chevonna Johnson, CEOs of The Whitney E. Johnson Foundation who talked about their reason for giving back to not only the community but to the kids who live there and why it’s important to provide a platform for which to express themselves.
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After a little coaching from Chevonna we were able to get one of the young men to come up and talk about what concerns him most in his life.  He spoke of his hopes and dreams of growing up in a world without drugs and violence and how he wants to become a doctor or lawyer or any man that will make his parents proud of him.  Because of his honest and articulate response, he was awarded a $20 Gift Card fromBig Lots, one of the event’s sponsors.
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Speaking of sponsors, the list of sponsors for the event included:

DJ HandzSolo, DelBlogger, Big Lots, N.V.ME Designs, Target, Campbell Bakery, readStaples, MizMacMarketing, LLC and Irma Davis

After Pablo spoke, we were treated to a poetry reading by Mr. Roy Jarmon, a retired Vietnam Vet who speaks to vets about his PTSD experience.  I had actually heard an interview with Mr. Jarmon before meeting him that evening and look forward to having him as a guest on my Podcast this summer.

Mr. Roy Jarmon (Poet)
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The program continued with a brief introduction of each of the Motivational Speakers who all had an opportunity to talk to the students about their own life’s struggles, accomplishments and current situations with emphasis on the theme, that your past doesn’t determine your future and if you set your mind to do something, it can be done, not matter the circumstances.
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Nikki Valentine, N.V.Me Designs

Jessie White – Motivational Speaker

Allyson Springett, Owner, Mystique Natural

Hosting the event
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The final Motivational Speaker wasRon “The Truth” Killings and the kids listened intently and they had waited patiently for this main event after a long day.

Ron “The Truth” Killings

Ron “The Truth” Killings is an American professional wrestler, actor, and rapper. He is currently signed to WWE under the ring name R-Truth. Ron “The Truth” Killings, where he became the first African-American to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, a title he held on two occasions, in addition to becoming a two-time NWA World Tag Team Champion and a one-time TNA World Tag Team Champion.
 
Ron’s goals are to empower teens, college students, and adults to become successful. He desires to teach them how to become their own boss through entrepreneurship.  As a Hip Hop artist, Ron’s music is very inspirational.  He hopes that through mentoring, counseling, and working with organizations around the world, that he will impact people’s lives.
After Ron spoke, he performed a few of his well-known Rap songs which got the kids excited and motivated.  An open mic was available for members of the audience to ask questions but the kids were definitely ready to go home, however, not before having a slice of cake and then getting an autographed photo of Ron.

Ron signing photos and speaking with the kids
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The evening’s event concluded with a musical performance byA.B.Y.S.S, a female emcee, singer, songwriter and graphic designer from New Jersey then a presentation to Ron Killings by Chevonna and Roger Johnson.

A.B.Y.S.S. aka thABYSSness
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It was a long day and I like the kids was ready to go but not before taking pictures so we didn’t get on the road until after 10.  There was a traffic tie-up on the George Washington bridge and we didn’t arrive back into Delaware until 2:00 am and I returned the rental car so I didn’t get to bed until after 3:00 am.
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I slept in until 8, but then drove to work and almost a week later I am still feeling the effects from the loss of sleep but thankfully this is a holiday weekend so I made plans to have a long date with my pillow – poolside or otherwise.
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Thank you, Roger and Chevonna Johnson for giving me an opportunity to host the1st Annual Brand Ambassador Award Launch.

10 Replies to “OMG I Met A WWE Superstar – Ron “The Truth” Killings”

  1. How cool is that! I just love when I get to meet stars and such. You’ve got some great pics too. #productreviewparty

  2. I hope you get some rest this weekend. I know it’s hard when you get thrown off your sleep schedule. But this definitely looks like it was a great event though.

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