LA Knight is one of the more popular names in WWE right now, but that almost didn’t happen. If Triple H wasn’t behind the 40-year-old Superstar, then there’s a very good chance that LA Knight would have never received a chance to show the WWE Universe what he can do.

Since assuming the role of WWE’s creative leader in July 2022, Triple H has been responsible for numerous significant decisions, shaping the company’s direction. In a recent interview, LA Knight shared a noteworthy experience where he believed he was on the verge of being released before The Game intervened and altered his character trajectory.

LA Knight made his debut on WWE’s main roster in May 2022, initially portrayed as Max Dupri, the manager of Maximum Male Models. This was done, because WWE was worried about LA Knight’s age.

Having gained popularity in NXT under the persona of LA Knight, the 40-year-old wrestler encountered concerns about his age. This prompted WWE’s decision-makers to propose a transition into a managerial role accompanied by a new identity.


During an appearance on Chris Van Vliet’s Insight podcast, LA Knight recounted the moment when Triple H granted him the opportunity to revive his NXT persona and shared the details of this transformative development.

“Well, let me just go ahead and say this, I’m pretty sure I was fired. And it just hadn’t officially happened yet. Without getting into too many details, some things happened. I don’t remember what it was, but some things happened. And then I had gotten a FaceTime. ‘Hey, you know, we want to keep you around. We want to do this, this, that whatever.’ And, okay, cool. Good.”

“So somehow I had been saved from being thrown off the cliff. At least this is my interpretation of it. Maybe I’m incorrect, I don’t know. And so eventually, just things kind of worked out.”

LA Knight has a huge match coming up at Money in the Bank. That will mark his first Money in the Bank match, and he plans to cap things off with a big victory in London’s O2 Arena.

Only time will tell what is next for LA Knight. One thing we know for sure is that Triple H is to thank for Knight’s rise on the WWE main roster.

What’s your take on LA Knight in WWE? Is he a future World Champion? Sound off in the comments!

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