LA Knight is reflecting on his rise in WWE while commenting that it feels like an “overnight success” even though he’s been wrestling for 20 years.
At tonight’s WWE Fastlane Premium Live Event, LA Knight will team up with John Cena to face The Bloodline’s Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa in a big tag team match. On last night’s edition of Smackdown, WWE announcer Michael Cole called it the biggest match of Knight’s career.
Knight started Smackdown by attempting to do a promo when he was cut off by The Bloodline’s Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa and “Wise Man” Paul Heyman. That promo saw Heyman praise Knight as a “megastar” in WWE which also needed to be taken care of. After Knight insulted Heyman and The BLoodline, John Cena made the save before there could be a fight.
The main event of Smackdown saw LA Knight face Jimmy Uso in singles action. It ended in a disqualification when Solo attacked Knight from behind. Cena made the save for Knight. That was when The Judgment Day showed up to try to join forces with The Bloodline. That strategy failed because Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes made the save.
Smackdown ended with the babyface foursome of John Cena, LA Knight, Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso standing tall, much to the delight of the crowd.
LA Knight talks about his rise in WWE as an overnight success that was also 20 years of hard work
Over the last few months, WWE listened to the fans who were reacting to Knight in a major way and have pushed him as a top babyface on the Smackdown brand. It’s been an incredible run for a guy who was in a managerial role over a year ago.
“That’s the craziest part about this is in a weird way, it’s like an overnight success, but it was also 20 years in the making to get to an overnight success, which is such a juxtaposition in a strange way. I still have a habit of just looking over my shoulder and just waiting for somebody to pull the rug out from under me at any point in time.”
“I’m either waiting for the rug pull or I’m waiting to kind of like, jump up and defend the rug pool because it’s just I’m used to, ‘No, no, no’, and be having to push and yeah, it’s me having to create my own opportunities and even when I’m now kind of put into bigger opportunities, it’s still not a point where I can relax and just be like, ‘Okay, everything’s good.'”
The next WWE Premium Live Event is Fastlane taking place tonight on Saturday, October 7th in Indianapolis. Here’s the lineup.
* John Cena & LA Knight vs. Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa
* Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* WWE Women’s Championship: IYO SKY (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
* Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Judgment Day – Damian Priest & Finn Balor (c) vs. Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso
* Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs. LWO – Rey Mysterio Santos Escobar & Joaquin Wilde (or Cruz Del Toro)
You can watch WWE Fastlane on Saturday, October 7, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, streaming LIVE on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.