Exit Max Dupri, Enter LA Knight

LA Knight

LA Knight is back in Friday Night SmackDown much to the disgust of Maxxine Dupri!

On the October 7th episode of SmackDown Max Dupri reintroduced himself to WWE fans everywhere as LA Knight. As the camera panned backstage Dupri was stood over the broken bodies of ma.çé and mån.sôör with a steel chair.

When confronted by Maxxine, he asked not to be called Max again and said he wasn’t going to sit around and pretend to be something that he’s not. At this he announced his name as LA Knight, dropping in his signature “yeah” for good measure.

Max Dupri arrived on Friday Night SmackDown in May and quickly introduced the world to his new stable Maximum Male Models, made up of Mansoor and Mace.

The trio were eventually joined by Dupri’s sister Maxxine Dupri but as the weeks past, Max appeared to be losing patience with the group.

Things came to a head for the group on SmackDown in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on September 30th as Max Dupri walked out on his team. Mace and Mansoor spent much of SmackDown trying to break the Canadian record for posing when they were foiled at the last minute by Dupri himself.

LA Knight signed with WWE in early 2021 after a highly successful stint in IMPACT Wrestling under the name Eli Drake. Upon joining WWE, the star was re-named LA Knight and appeared exclusively on NXT. During his time on WWE’s third brand, Knight became Million Dollar Champion during his feud with Cameron Grimes and Ted DiBiase.