LA Knight wasted no time in making a huge impression after debuting in NXT a couple of years ago. Two years since then, Knight is now a solid upper mid-carder on the cusp of greatness. Knight is a product of the old-school method of pro wrestling and it appears he dismissed wrestlers who do clips as mere undercard talent.
The former NXT Superstars is touted as one of the best promo workers in the company and there is no denying just how over he has gotten with fans over the span of a few months.
LA Knight has been compared to the likes of Steve Austin and The Rock in terms of charisma and character work. In the modern era of pro wrestling where several wrestlers perform numerous athletic moves, Knight simply couldn’t care less about all that.
While speaking to the Daily Star, LA Knight talked about the upcoming Money In The Bank match, where he will be squaring off against the likes of Ricochet, Shinsuke Nakamura, Santos Escobar, Butch, Damian Priest and Logan Paul. Addressing the more “gymnastic” wrestlers, Knight stated that those types of wrestlers are nothing more than undercard talent.
“There’s a lot of guys out there just doing their routines, doing the tumbling, and they’re doing their gymnastics and that kind of stuff – I don’t do that.
Sure, I can throw some spice in there every now and then, where it makes sense, where it fits where I need it.
A lot of times it’s the physical charisma, it’s the physical kind of mannerisms and stuff like that, like how are you conducting yourself? How are you holding yourself?
If you look at the biggest swells in the industry, you’re looking at the golden era with Hogan – big time charisma – you’re looking at the at the Attitude Era with with The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. It was all big time charisma, nobody was doing crazy flips.
I mean, some of the guys were doing that, but those are the guys on the undercard card, and no disrespect to that as that’s something that you need on the card, but for the guys that I wanted to be and the guys that I wanted to emulate and where I wanted to be on the card – I knew who I wanted to be.”
Some also believe that LA Knight’s commentary skills have held him back in WWE. John Cena also recently showed love to LA Knight. It remains to be seen whether LA Knight will end up winning the Money In The Bank ladder match, as fans want to see him become a champion soon.
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