LA Knight Believes Bray Wyatt Feud “Put Me On The Map”

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LA Knight is looking back on his rivalry with Bray Wyatt and how it helped to establish him as a superstar on the Smackdown brand.

It is fair to say that this Saturday’s WWE Money in the Bank Premium Live Event is probably the biggest night of LA Knight’s professional wrestling career up to this point.

While LA Knight had some success as a World Champion in IMPACT Wrestling using the name Eli Drake and he was a Million Dollar Champion in WWE NXT, being in a featured match on the main roster is a big deal.

LA Knight will be competing in the Money in the Bank match against six opponents: Damian Priest, Santos Escobar, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, Butch, and Logan Paul. There have been reports claiming Knight, who is getting loud reactions from the WWE Universe, is the favorite to win the match, but until it happens, you just never know.

In an interview with Kenny McIntosh for Inside The Ropes, LA Knight recalled his late 2022-early 2023 rivalry with Bray Wyatt that saw Knight lose to Wyatt in a Pitch Black Match at the Royal Rumble back in January.

“Well, I feel like that whole thing, that whole interaction for those few months kind of put me on the map a little bit. There I was in a very visible role finally, doing my thing, getting chance to make the most of the minutes as they say, because whether you give me 30 seconds or 30 minutes, I’m gonna make the damnedest of it, and I’m gonna make you remember it, and that’s exactly what I did.

So no matter how the Mountain Dew Match went, at the end of the day I knew I was gonna come out of there pretty damn peachy. From then on it’s just been this groundswell that’s been picking up from there, so I’ve been able to come out and just do my thing, be me, do me the way I know how to do, and I’m getting everyone as far away from zero as possible.

I’m gonna make you say somethin’ whether it’s good, bad, boo, cheer, do what you want.”

As for Bray Wyatt, that Royal Rumble match was the only televised he has had since his October 2022 return to WWE. Wyatt did wrestle at some live events, but he has been absent from WWE TV for over three months.

H/T Inside The Ropes

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