LA Knight wasted no time in making an impact when he debuted during NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day on February 14th, 2021. He underwent a huge change after being called up to the main roster, as he was then known as Max Dupri.

Knight debuted as part of the Maximum Male Models agency, with ma.çé and mån.sôör being the first two acquisitions of the agency. Eventually, Maxxine Dupri joined the fold as well.

However, he left the group and became LA Knight again. While speaking on the Cafe de Rene podcast, former WWE Superstar Paul London discussed LA Knight and WWE’s name changes. He criticized WWE for not improving his name.

I think he’s extremely talented. He’s a great personality, great on the microphone. He doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel.

He doesn’t try to do anything crazy that is beyond his persona or beyond his limits.

I’m not saying he’s limited by any means. I mean, he’s a physical specimen. He looks great, and he works, I really enjoy his work.

I haven’t seen anything, since he’s been in WWE, I haven’t seen anything of that. I know that they’ve flipped his name around a couple of times.I’m under the belief that the writers would watch the CW Network or read the teen magazines or something and just mishmash these names together or something.

Because these names are not good. They’re not very believable. I guess they eventually saturate into the mind and stick for whatever reason.

I think they realize that. They’re like ‘well Max Dupri, let’s just go back to LA Knight, let’s go back to him sounding like a shoe brand’.

We will have to wait and see how LA Knight will be booked in the coming weeks. If anything, he will have the entire WWE Universe looking at him.

What’s your take on this big return? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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