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LA Knight makes incredible claim about his WWE status

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In a revealing interview with Chris Van Vliet, LA Knight, the emerging wrestling sensation, spoke candidly about his near-dismissal from WWE in 2022.

He recalled an unsettling FaceTime conversation with upper management who hinted at the possibility of his firing. The unexpected twist came when he was informed that they were planning to keep him around’‹.

Knight shared, “I’m pretty sure I was fired and it just hadn’t officially happened yet. Some things happened, I don’t remember what it was, but some things happened.”

In the end, he felt relieved and said, “So somehow I had been saved from being thrown off the cliff.” His interpretation of the situation, though possibly flawed, was indicative of the precarious situation he faced at the time’‹.

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Knight’s Breakaway from the Maximum Male Models

Following his stint in NXT, LA Knight was associated with the Maximum Male Models. However, he left the group in short order, citing that the gimmick did not contribute meaningfully to his character’s development’‹.

In a self-reflective tone, Knight expressed, “I think that maybe some of the testament to why things are working the way they are and the people are reacting the way they are is because one of these was not me. And I didn’t know who it was.”

He felt the need to stay true to his own persona, which he described as “just me heightened.”’‹

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The “Heightened” LA Knight and His Upcoming Match

Knight’s current incarnation is essentially an amplified version of himself, a testament to his belief in authenticity. This transformation seems to be paying off as he prepares to compete in the Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder match in London. The match will also feature Logan Paul, Shinsuke Nakamura, Santos Escobar, Damian Priest, and Butch’‹.

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