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Martin Krcaj (born May 8, 1975) is a retired American Professional Wrestler, manager and trainer from Hamtramck, Michigan as Truth Martini. He was trained by Al Snow and Crusher Kline and debuted in 1998.

He wrestled for a variety of Midwestern promotions, including being on the first Juggalo Championship Wrestling event. Over the course of his in-ring career, he was a 7x XICW Tag Team Champion, a 4x IWR Tag Team Champion, a 2x IWR King of the Indies Champion and a 1x AAW Tag Team Champion.

"The House of Tropes":

  • All Men Are Perverts: ODB gave him Marshmallow Hell to counter his attempted interference during her dark (non-televised) match with Taeler Hendrix at the taping for the December 19, 2015 episode of Ring of Honor. He came up smiling, which ODB found creepy.
  • Badass Teacher: Runs his own wrestling school, The House of Truth Wrestling School, producing such talents as Jimmy Jacobs, Alex Shelley, Juice Robinson and Danhausen.
  • Bizarro Episode: Invoked, as it was the whole idea behind A Night of Hoopla, which he booked.
  • Blank Book: The Book of Truth is a hardcover book with Martini's face on the cover and complete nonsense inside.
  • Continuity Nod: He dislike of MsChif is largely unrelated to whatever issues he has with Elgin, even after they were married. To learn the full story you'd have to watch All American Wrestling, which also has its own House Of Truth.
  • The Corrupter: Jay Lethal turned heel and joined The House of Truth when he won his first ROH World Heavyweight Title.
  • Declarative Finger: He tries to put on a friendly face though
  • Drugs Are Bad: He states all of ACH's failures are due to drug abuse. The truth in such statements was argued against by the accused.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Look at him during his wrestling days versus the way he is as a manager.
  • Evil Laugh: His is contagious among H.O.T. members.
  • Evil Mentor: Was this to Jay Lethal during his House of Truth run before both turned Faces. Later, he reverted back to Heel, with Matt Taven as his next aide during his Hoopla run until their separation.
  • Fun with Acronyms: He is a Life Intervention Expert.
  • The Gadfly: He gave a fan a free lap dance from Hoopla Hottie Scarlett Bordeaux on A Night Of Hoopla, blind folded him him and set two women who were not Bordeaux on him. To the fan's credit, he did pay the women for for their services in apology for his freakout.
  • Great Big Book of Everything: What Truth claims the Book of Truth is.
  • I'm a Man; I Can't Help It: Actually said the last four words verbatim during a "Hoopla Hotties" segment once on ROH TV.
  • Kavorka Man: He's not big nor always well shaven and doesn't appear to clean his hair, but that doesn't stop him from attracting female followers.
  • Paint It Black: The second time he started up the House Of Truth in ROH was much less goofy than the first, visually signified by the vibrant multi colors being swapped out for lots and lots of black on Martini's part.
  • Perky Female Minion: His Hoopla Hotties tend to be. The House Of Truth has a "national anthem" which is basically an oath to be one. In 2015, he partnered with Taeler Hendrix.
  • Power Stable: The manager of The House of Truth, which included, among others, Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels, Rhino, Roderick Strong, Taeler Hendrix, Donovan Dijak, Scarlett Bordeaux and Michael Elgin.
  • Put on a Bus: After a neck injury from Donovan Dijak. The House Of Truth struggled to continue on without him but ended up coming down and he did not return to ROH after recovering.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He has a reputation for paying wrestlers to not participate in matches so House Of Truth representatives can wrestle in their place.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In Kayfabe he's a self-help guru writer that no one's ever heard of; this doesn't stop him from trying to join everyone to the House of Truth.
  • Start My Own: The House of Truth Wrestling School.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Red lenses, less the show end before nightfall. Sometimes his shades look more like goggles with a strange tint.
  • Tag Team:
    • Albanian Justice, with Cisco
    • Michigan Invasion, with N8 Mattson
  • Talk Show with Fists: Hoopla Uncut.
  • Villain Ball: After Roderick Strong's match at ROH Homecoming 2012 against Eddie Edwards was canceled, Adam Cole volunteered to replace Edwards, even accepting a No-Holds Barred stipulation. Martini could interfere in Strong's favor as much as he wanted...and announced ahead of time that he would so Cole super kicked him right off the bat.
  • Vocal Evolution: To go with paint it black, his voice has become much deeper and raspier as the years went by, especially the second time he lead the House Of Truth in ROH.
  • You Can't Handle The Parody: The House of Truth's entrance theme started by quoting the Trope Namer.