It took LA Knight no time to leave his impression on the hearts of the WWE Universe. Before anyone could have expected it, Knight surpassed stars such as John Cena in his merchandise sales.
All the top stars in the division took over a decade to create their impact on the world, which LA has attained in a mere one year. Seeing the 40-year-old succeed not only brings happiness to the fans but also to the Leader of Cenation. John Cena made an appearance at the recent edition of Friday Night SmackDown where he confessed what he felt for the LA Knight.
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John Cena said, “I have a tremendous amount of respect for LA Knight because his trajectory is that of persistence.” He himself is an ardent believer of never giving up and Knight was a human form of the saying in the eyes of John Cena. “He walks that talk and he does it with his own style and he’s not afraid to be who he is in here,” said John Cena.
The 16-time World Champion started his career in WWE as ‘The Doctor of Thuganomics’ which eventually led him to hold LA Knight in high regard. John Cena is probably one of the greatest men to ever step inside the professional wrestling ring. It is because of his down-to-earth personality that he is loved by fans even during his absence from the WWE arena.
Is LA Knight’s win at Payback the start of his push in WWE?
The WWE Universe is craving to see LA Knight mark his name on top of the division. Despite having such a massive impact on the audience, Triple H did not provide him an opportunity to outshine his opponent. However, it now appears that the tables have turned. Knight marked his first awaited win at Payback 2023 by defeating The Miz.
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Back at Money In The Bank 2023, Triple H had asked the fans to wait to see LA Knight scale up. However, this wait lingered for quite a long time before leaving the fans disappointed in his push. It now appears that LA Knight has taken Triple H into confidence, and it won’t be long before he gets what the fans have wanted for him.
John Cena’s presence as a Special Guest Referee in his match against The Miz at Payback 2023 also hints at the importance the duo had in the match card. With John Cena praising him on live television, it is an incredible feat for LA Knight.