LA Knight has addressed being left off WWE premium live events.
Since the beginning of 2023, LA Knight has received a groundswell of popularity that has propelled him to become WWE’s hottest star.
Despite this, the SmackDown star was left off WWE WrestleMania 39, Backlash and Night of Champions. However, he competed in the Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match at WWE Money In The Bank 2023.
Speaking with Good Karma Wrestling, Knight was asked to describe the hardest part of his rise to stardom in WWE, and the fact that he has been left off of some PLEs.
Describing how WWE has a stacked roster and premium live events should feel different than TV, Knight said:
“Sure. I mean some of that, look, the roster is so stacked and full. You want the premium live event to stand out as something different than what you see on TV, so you don’t want the exact same formula.”
“So those spots on the premium live events are limited, and so at some point, look, I’m getting the big reactions, you can’t deny that.”
“But at the same time, I guess some people would say, ‘Well, he’s only been here nine or ten months or whatever.’ But some of that’s also just figuring out that a lot of this was unexpected.”
“A lot of this came out of the blue, so sometimes plans have to change, and that’s the way it goes. So here we are, and now you’re looking at me being an integral part of this SummerSlam coming in.”
“You got the Slim Jim battle royal, it’s 20 guys in that ring. I don’t who anybody else is in that match except me and Sheamus at this point, so all bets are off when it comes to that, but Ford Field, battle royal, you’re looking for big things and there just might be this guy’s hand raised right there. Yeah.”
LA Knight will now set to compete in the SummerSlam Battle Royal presented by Slim Jim at WWE SummerSlam this Saturday, August 5. For the full lineup for the event, click here.
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