LA Knight, a rising star in the WWE, isn’t one to back down from a challenge or shy away from controversy. Despite enduring comparisons to Dwayne Johnson, ‘The Rock,’ Knight has consistently proven his mettle in the ring and his ability to draw a crowd. With his momentum surging, he delivered a chilling warning to the top champions of SmackDown.
A Unique Verbal Assault
In a fiery promo, Knight threw down the gauntlet to all the reigning titleholders, including Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. What set this challenge apart was his clever incorporation of Dwayne Johnson’s signature style.
Taking Aim at Roman Reigns with a Familiar Phrase
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Knight faced off against The Miz in a rematch from Payback, with the outcome echoing their previous encounter: a victory for the leader of the “Yeah!” movement.
However, it was Knight’s post-match promo that ignited the buzz. In his characteristic fashion, he verbally targeted several big names while expressing his intent to secure championship gold. Yet, what truly caught everyone’s attention was his adoption of a famous Dwayne Johnson line.
He declared, “I said I am coming for gold. So I look at the top of the mountain in WWE, and I see all the different options, and I got to tell you, it doesn’t matter.” While he called out multiple superstars, including Rey Mysterio, Gunther, and Seth Rollins, it was his pointed words aimed at Roman Reigns that hinted at a potential future feud, given their shared brand affiliation.
He continued, “It damn sure doesn’t matter if it’s Roman Reigns. You got to understand something, it ain’t just a catchphrase. I’m easily top two, and I ain’t number two, yeah.”
This audacious move to emulate Johnson’s catchphrase is notable, considering the past criticism Knight has faced, with legends like Kevin Nash likening him to an imitation of ‘The Rock.’ Yet, Knight’s fearless response to such critiques is emblematic of his unwavering confidence.
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As he demonstrated last week by indirectly dismissing Nash’s criticism as foolish, it remains to be seen whether his next target will indeed be Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins.
LA Knight: A Rising Force
LA Knight’s ability to captivate audiences and generate significant reactions places him in the same league as Reigns, and his audacious choice of words hints at a potential collision course with the top champions in WWE.