LA Knight On Being Left Off WWE PLEs: A Lot Of This Was Unexpected, Sometimes Plans Have To Change

LA Knight comments on being left off of some WWE premium live events.

In recent months, Knight has become one of WWE's hottest stars. He consistently gets some of the loudest pops of the night. Despite his surging popularity, Knight has missed some premium live events. He was left off WrestleMania 39, WWE Backlash, and WWE Night of Champions. However, he competed in the Men's Money in the Bank match at WWE Money in the Bank. He is also set to compete in the Slim Jim Battle Royal at WWE SummerSlam.

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Speaking with Good Karma Wrestling, Knight was asked to describe the hardest part of his rise to stardom in WWE, and the fact that he has been left off some premium live events came up. Knight described how WWE has a stacked roster, and premium live events should feel different than TV. He also noted that his surging popularity wasn't expected, and sometimes plans have to change. Knight then pointed to the opportunity that he will have at WWE SummerSlam.

“Sure. I mean some of that, look, the roster is so stacked and full. You want the premium live event to stand out as something different than what you see on TV, so you don’t want the exact same formula. So those spots on the premium live events are limited, and so at some point, look, I’m getting the big reactions, you can’t deny that. But at the same time, I guess some people would say, ‘Well, he’s only been here nine or ten months or whatever.’ But some of that’s also just figuring out that a lot of this was unexpected. A lot of this came out of the blue, so sometimes plans have to change, and that’s the way it goes. So here we are, and now you’re looking at me being an integral part of this SummerSlam coming in. You got the Slim Jim battle royal, it’s 20 guys in that ring. I don’t who anybody else is in that match except me and Sheamus at this point, so all bets are off when it comes to that, but Ford Field, battle royal, you’re looking for big things and there just might be this guy’s hand raised right there. Yeah," Knight said.

Knight previously reflected on getting left off WrestleMania 39. Click here to see what he had to say.

Shawn Michaels recently commented on LA Knight's success. Check out his comments here.

Knight will face Sheamus on the August 4 episode of WWE SmackDown. More information is available here.

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