Mark Henry has some advice for SmackDown star LA Knight.
Since moving to the main roster in 2022, Knight has seen his popularity soaring, with fans backing the star in his feuds with the likes of Ricochet and Bray Wyatt.
On the latest edition of Busted Open Radio, Henry and Bully Ray discussed Knight’s organic rise in the company, and questioned why WWE isn’t “pouring gasoline” on him.
“It sucks, man, that there have been times, and Bully can attest to that, that somebody gets over naturally and organically, and then they say, ‘Well he’s already getting over, let’s do something with somebody else,’ rather than pile it on that guy. Pour the gasoline on the fire!”
Henry’s advice for Knight is to speak up about his position.
“The squeaky wheel gets the oil. Say something, ‘Will y’all do something with me, please? I’m busting my ass, I’m getting over.'”
Bully Ray recalls speaking up during his WWE tenure
Ray agreed with Henry and recalled a time in the early 2000s when he wasn’t happy with his own direction in the company and X-Pac gave the same advice.
“I learned that a long time ago from X-Pac, around 2003 or 2004. I wasn’t exactly super happy with the way creative was using the Dudleys at the time. X-Pac said ‘The squeaky wheel gets the oil,’ and years later it really made sense.”
According to the Hall of Famer, all of X-Pac’s fellow DX and Kliq members were “squeaky wheels.”
“Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, Hunter, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall. All squeaky wheels.
“I don’t mean that in a bad way. Guys that were not afraid to voice their displeasure with anything and everything that was going on during a certain time in their career.”
Knight may well be heading for bigger things soon as the star recently qualified for the Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match which will take place in London on July 1st.
In April, it was reported that Knight was a “leading candidate” to win the briefcase and with it, a shot at a title of his choosing.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.