LA Knight has admitted that he needs to win gold to prove himself.
Despite being a 20-year veteran, LA Knight has been described as an “overnight success” in WWE due to his meteoric rise to the peak of popularity over the past year.
Despite already becoming one of the biggest stars in the company in many fans’ eyes, though, the star still feels that he needs to win a top title to cement his position and prove that WWE is firmly behind him.
Speaking to Chris van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Knight explained that he thinks capturing gold will show that WWE sees him as being worthy of the top level.
“It seems past due in some regards. Some others would say, ‘he doesn’t need it.’ For me, I think I do need it. I think the reason I need it is because it’s the recognition that the company is saying, not even the company is saying, it’s that I have gotten to a level where I have proven that I am beyond worthy. I have proven that I deserve it, and I’ve proven that I’m ready.”
While Knight is aiming for the top prizes in the company, he is also happy to win a mid-card title if the journey takes him there.
“Any of them, in all honesty, but I’m looking at the top spot. Anybody would love to be a Tag Team Champion, US Champion, Intercontinental Champion, World Champion.
“I want to be The Guy. Whether that means I need to win an Intercontinental Championship or US Championship on the way, I’m about that. I look at the guys who have come before me and they’ve used the Intercontinental Championship or US Title as their way to the top.
“I’ve been able to springboard straight to the top, fallen just barely short. When it comes down to it, let me use that leverage of an Intercontinental or US Title.”
LA Knight To Challenge For Undisputed WWE Universal Title At Royal Rumble
At the 2024 Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship will be on the line in a Fatal Fourway match that will see LA Knight, AJ Styles, and Randy Orton try to topple the Tribal Chief.
The bout was announced on the January 5th edition of WWE Smackdown after Reigns interfered in Number 1 Contender’s match that featured his three challengers.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.