LA Knight has been tooting his own horn about his “explosive growth” in WWE.
When Knight first appeared on SmackDown in May 2022, it was as Max Dupri, the leader of Maximum Male Models. The star recruited Mace and Mansoor to his group, and was eventually joined by an onscreen sister, Maxxine Dupri.
However, that September, he left the group and after beating down his former teammates, went back to his LA Knight character.
The change proved to be a huge success for Knight as over the following months he won over fans to the point that he became one of the top stars in the company. Audiences began chanting for him at every event and he got the loudest reaction on any given night.
Recently, his popularity has been reflected in his position on the card, with the star having teamed up with John Cena at Fastlane to take down Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa.
LA Knight reflects on his meteoric rise in WWE
During a recent appearance on Breakfast Television, Knight looked back on the events of the past few months and laid a claim to having the quickest climb in the history of pro wrestling.
“I don’t want to toot my own horn, but toot, toot. I will go ahead and say this is probably the quickest climb in the history of the business. Maybe I’m off base if someone on Twitter out there wants to correct me.”
While Knight didn’t plan on having such explosive growth, he’s decided to keep doing what he’s been doing as it’s clearly working for the star.
“Having this explosive growth like this, I think it’s been huge, it’s been enormous. I didn’t plan on it, I didn’t think it, how could you plan for it? But at the same time, I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing because obviously, that’s working one way or another.”
LA Knight’s rivalry with Roman Reigns continued at a recent live event when the Megastar came to the aid of Sami Zayn and dropped the Tribal Chief with a BFT.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.