In the weeks leading up to WrestleMania 39, LA Knight’s popularity began to soar, and by the time WrestleMania weekend arrived he was one of the most popular stars on WWE’s entire roster.
Despite this, the star didn’t have a match on either night of the spectacular and was forced to watch WWE’s biggest event of the year from the sidelines.
Instead, Knight wrestled on SmackDown the night before taking part in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Although didn’t win, both Knight and WWE’s fanbase were on a mission to show just what WrestleMania was missing, with the crowd in attendance cheering the star as if he was Steve Austin in his prime.
Speaking to BT Sport, Knight admitted that the reaction on SmackDown vindicated how he felt about missing WrestleMania, adding that it just made him even more p*ssed off.
“I kinda let that one just stay where it was because I had let out all my anger and frustration the night before, because I felt very vindicated by the reaction that LA had given me at the SmackDown the night before.
It was big, it was huge, and it kinda made me even more p*ssed off that I didn’t have something going on the next day.
So, at that point though I had to just be like, ‘Well, it is what it is, bye’, and just kind of left it in the rear-view mirror at that point. So I haven’t really sat and thought about it, reflected on it, whatever.
Glaring omission you say? Yeah. Maybe even a stumble or a fumble, I don’t know. But here we are and we’re gonna make up for it.”
LA Knight Knows Fans Are Now “Demanding Him”
Ever since that night in Los Angeles, LA Knight’s popularity has continued to rise and the star heads into Money In The Bank as one of the favourites for the men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match. Speaking elsewhere, the star pinpointed the exact moment fans started getting behind him despite being a heel, explaining that it’s now reached a point where fans are demanding to see him.
H/t to Wrestle Talk