LA Knight made a significant impression after his debut at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day on February 14th, 2021. After the beginning stages of his main roster run, fans were concerned he was doomed for failure. Thankfully, LA Knight would get his old gimmick back and has been impressing everyone with his talents once again. Now it appears that LA Knight was defended after allegations of ripping off The Rock.

The former NXT Superstars is touted as one of the best promo workers in the company and he has given people ample examples to firmly believe in that claim. LA Knight continues to win over fans with his performance every week.

Recently, WWE Hall Of Famer Kevin Nash blasted LA Knight for being ripoff of The Rock and Steve Austin. Nash even doubled down on his comments and had no intention of apologizing for what he had to say.

While speaking during the latest K100, Konnan addressed Kevin Nash calling LA Knight a ripoff of The Rock. Konnan made it clear that he sees nothing wrong with being inspired by The Rock and then crafting his own character.


We had L.A. Knight on the show and I asked him about that,” said Konnan. “I said, ‘Hey your cadence is a lot like The Rock’s.’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, I know.’ He’s not denying it, right? [He’s] paying homage to the greatest to have ever done it on the mic, which I get. The first time I saw him in Impact, I [said] this guy is kind of a ripoff of The Rock. That is the first thing that I thought when I saw him. But then I kept seeing him. The Rock never said, ‘Yeah!’ Or ‘Dummy!’ He’s inspired by The Rock, [who] hasn’t been in wrestling on a consistent basis for 25 years. What’s the big deal? I see nothing wrong with what he’s doing.”

There was good reason why WWE didn’t book LA Knight to win the Money In The Bank ladder match. Regardless, we will have to wait and see what WWE has planned for LA Knight next.

What’s your view on this story? Do you agree with Konnan? Sound off in the comments!

Tags: The Rock
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