Triple H has discussed the latest signing to the NXT brand, LA Knight, and if he feels there is a ceiling in the company for the former Eli Drake.
Known by his former name Eli Drake in IMPACT Wrestling and the NWA, Knight debuted for WWE on the NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day pre-show.
Triple H was asked on a media call relating to that event if he saw a ceiling for Knight in the company.
‘The Game’ responded:
“I don’t think that there’s a ceiling on anybody when they walk in the door here. I kind of re-evaluate everybody or evaluate everybody as they’re walking in the door. My hope is that all of them have the potential at one point in time to garner whatever they need to become as big of a performer as they can be here.
I’ve been a fan of his since he was here the first time. There are a lot of reasons on his side and our side as to why that didn’t work out that time. But I was a fan of his then. I was a fan of his work and his promo skills and everything else as he went along his journey. And I’ve always thought that when the time was right, he’d be great here – and the time was right. Phone calls were made and interest was on both sides, and it just went from there. It was smooth and easy. He wants to be in a place where he can have the biggest platform in the world – that’s here – and I wanna give it to him. So we’re gonna run with it and see where we can go and you know, there is no ceiling.”
LA Knight had briefly been part of NXT between 2013 and 2014. On an episode of The Steve Austin Show, Knight has detailed how he did not get along with then-head coach of NXT, Bill DeMott.
Triple H discussed more topics on the media call including detailing the process of getting talent ready for TV from developmental.