The year 2023 saw the meteoric rise of LA Knight, who transformed himself from an enhancement talent into the top-caliber star we know today. However, it may come as a shocker that the same Megastar has survived various WWE release sprees in his early days.
During an interview with ESPN.com, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels made a shocking revelation in regards to LA Knight’s early days. Michaels stated that he survived WWE’s cut list several times during his time at the Performance Center, while also revealing LA Knight managed to keep his job.
“I never lied, I did always have him in stuff. But there were a couple of people that I knew from this mythical age thing, wasn’t fitting their qualifications, but I always kept them in storylines. And so my excuse was, we can’t get rid of him now.”
Moreover, Shawn himself was a big LA Knight fan and did not see a 38-year-old wrestler join the WWE as a new guy.
“I would tell them all the time that there is this guy. When people say a WWE guy or a Vince [McMahon] guy, he was f—ing it. I was trying to tell [them], lose the three-eight. He never looked to me like he had any mileage on him. To me he was still brand frickin’ new.”
LA Knight has risen to become one of the most popular WWE superstars today, with his amazing charisma, personality, in-ring acumen, and immersive support from the YEAH! section.
He is currently scheduled to compete in a Fatal-4 Way match, also involving Randy Orton, AJ Styles, and Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at the 2023 Royal Rumble event.
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