LA Knight got what he needed at NXT TakeOver: In Your House when he won the Million Dollar Championship, now he has shockingly turned on the man that put the title on the line, Ted DiBiase.
DiBiase came to NXT confronting and besting at every turn, the black and gold brand’s own money man Cameron Grimes. Grimes returned to NXT in February 2021 after a short hiatus due to injury. As well as rehabbing his knee, Grimes had seemingly put his time to good use as some ‘meme stock’ and wise investments in crypto saw him dubbed ‘The Richest Man In NXT.’
Where money and wrestling is concerned, one man is synonymous with both – The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase. DiBiase began appearing in skits with Grimes where he would usurp Grimes in the money stakes and cap it all with his trademark laugh.
DiBiase then appeared in the Capitol Wrestling Center on NXT and got involved in the burgeoning rivalry between Grimes and LA Knight. With the two men set to face at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, DiBiase upped the ante immeasurably when he put his own Million Dollar Championship on the line in a ladder match. After a back and forth battle, Knight was able to retrieve the security case containing the title before DiBiase presented him with the belt.
On NXT on Tuesday, a coronation ceremony took place as Knight was officially crowned the first Million Dollar Champion in over a decade. After receiving the richest prize in wrestling, Knight had a surprise for DiBiase. Knight told DiBiase:
“Now that I have everything that I want, it’s time to drop everything I don’t need.”
LA Knight followed that up with a punch to the face of Ted DiBiase that sent him tumbling to the canvas. Thankfully for The Million Dollar Man, Cameron Grimes showed up to make the save before things got any worse.
In a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Knight foreshadowed his heinous deeds, telling Tommy Dreamer:
“Ted’s still going to be around. I need him. I want him to be there. I think I have a pretty big surprise coming for him because I owe him big time at this point. So, I definitely want to make sure that he’s around, for sure.”
Knight certainly surprised Ted DiBiase but he still might yet find out the hard way the undisputable fact that everybody has a price for The Million Dollar Man!