LA Knight’s popularity in WWE picked up in a big way when he was called up to the main roster. The former Eli Drake has a ton of potential, and he’s also an amazing talker, but he also doesn’t want to fully rely on that attribute.

LA Knight could be on his way to a massive push in WWE. Money in the Bank is coming up, and he is set to compete in his first big ladder match.

While speaking to My Love Letter to Wrestling, LA Knight was asked about being known for his mic skills than his in-ring skills. This is something he doesn’t like to brag about.

“I see the rap where it’s, ‘he’s great on the mic and okay in the ring.’ For me, I’m okay with that because all the guys that I liked the most coming up were mostly the same. My favorite guy as kid, (Hulk) Hogan. My favorite guys in high school, still kind of Hogan, NWO version, (Steve) Austin, Rock, (Ric) Flair. Flair is very good, but he didn’t do anything spectacular. Most of the stuff was just psychology, things looking good and snappy. For me, I like to splice in things. I jumped to the top and hit Butch with the superplex not too long ago. I just might have to do it again at Money in the Bank.”


“I can splice those things in where it fits and makes sense and where I need it. At the same time, I try not to harp on it too much, ‘Oh, I’m good on the mic.’ The guys who brag about that, it seems like a strange thing. Do you think Muhammad Ali was ever like, ‘I’m the best on the mic.’ No, he was, ‘I’m the best in the ring. I’m the best boxer.’ Whenever I hear guys, in the act of talking, say they are the best at talking, I’m like, ‘what does that matter in the grand scheme of things?’ It matters in the form of entertainment, but in the scheme of what we’re actually doing, I’m trying to fight this guy, beat this guy, win his championship, what the hell does me being good at talking matter in the scheme of that? It matters a lot in the scheme of what we do in entertainment but in the realm of that universe, who cares? All you need to know is I’m going to beat you and take that title off of you and I’m better than you. I’m going to show you, I’m not going to tell you I’m a good talker. That’s a little thing of mine where, I don’t like even saying that I’m a good talker, even outside of the universe of wrestling, just because it feels weird and self-serving.”

We will have to see what’s next for LA Knight in WWE. He could break out in a huge way, because Saudi Arabian fans were chanting his name before Night of Champions, despite the fact that he wasn’t even booked for the event.

LA Knight has been through a lot already, and at 40-years-old, he is still in his prime. Only time will tell what he will be able to achieve in WWE before his time is up.

WWE has a lot of potential top stars on their roster. How much faith do you have in LA Knight? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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