LA Knight made a significant impression after his debut at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day on February 14th, 2021. While he is extremely over with fans, it appears WWE has been advised to take their time before giving LA Knight a big win.
As seen on last week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Sheamus, LA Knight, Rey Mysterio, and Cameron Grimes competed in a Fatal Four Way match to advance to the finals of the United States Championship Invitational.
LA Knight was the overwhelming favorite heading into the match, as he got a ton of cheers throughout. That didn’t matter in the end as Mysterio ended up winning the match instead of Knight. This definitely disappointed fans in a major way.
While speaking on Sportskeeda’s The Wrestling Time Machine podcast hosted by Mac Davis, Teddy Long advised WWE to not give LA Knight a big win too early as he is still over over.
“That’s why you don’t do it right away. He’s (LA Knight) over everywhere they go. So capitalize on the overness. Take your time before he gets that big win. And then when he gets it, it will really mean something. But right now, as long as he’s over, that’s not something that they got to do. You save that if he starts getting stale.”
LA Knight’s loss is certainly a shocker to many fans. That said, WWE will likely begin pushing him after SummerSlam, so all fans can do right now is wait and hope for the best in his case.
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