LA Knight, the rising star within WWE, appeared to be headed for greatness as fans eagerly expected his presence at SummerSlam. However, recent updates have left some questioning whether he might miss out on the highly anticipated event, despite no official confirmation yet.
The recent episode of Friday Night, on July 21, Smackdown witnessed a fierce Fatal Four Way match featuring Sheamus, LA Knight, Rey Mysterio, and Cameron Grimes, vying for a spot in the United States Championship Invitational finals. Despite Knight being the crowd’s favorite, his hopes were dashed as Rey Mysterio emerged victorious.
The unforeseen loss has sparked outrage among devoted fans, who expected to see LA Knight’s star rise in the company. Adding to the uncertainty, a random fan account speculated that Knight might miss out on the grand stage of SummerSlam.
A fan shared his frustration, exclaiming, “Of course, LA KNIGHT didn’t win a chance to go to Summerslam…” The tweet went on to criticize WWE’s reluctance to back the wrestler, despite his immense popularity and strong merchandise sales.
Similarly, fans also expressed their exasperation at the company’s recurring pattern of neglecting talent that gains significant traction, only to push them later when the momentum has faded.
One fan wrote, “I agree with you here. They do this all the time.”
The backlash from the fans has been palpable, with many echoing Just Alyx’s sentiments.
Another fan expressed, “If WWE keeps trolling their audience like that, it may reach the point where fans will hijack other matches by chanting LA Knight’s name during the match, even if he’s not in it.”
Fans are ardently hoping that WWE puts an end to this apparent disrespect and allows LA Knight to shine on the big stage at SummerSlam. One fan claimed, “Not booked for Wrestlemania. Not booked for MSG and now not booked for SummerSlam. Same crap WWE has done for decades now. Don’t ever let something organic get in the way of your rigid boring plans.”
A fan also tweeted, “The longer WWE holds off on pushing LA Knight and he keeps getting this big reaction, the more the fans will advocate for him to win the Royal Rumble.”
The fans’ passion for Knight is evident, and they yearn for him to engage in a compelling feud with a worthy adversary. As the debate rages on and the countdown to SummerSlam continues, fans remain hopeful that WWE will recognize the potential in LA Knight. Moreover, fans are waiting for official confirmation.
Fans cheered for LA Knight during AEW Dynamite
WWE sensation LA Knight found himself in the spotlight once again, but this time it wasn’t on a WWE show. During the AEW Dynamite Blood & Guts event on July 19, passionate fans in Boston couldn’t contain their excitement for LA Knight. As the crowd erupted with cheers for him outside the TD Garden venue, a video capturing the moment went viral.
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In the footage, a fan enthusiastically asked the crowd whose game it was, and the response was unanimous – “LA Knight yeah!” The wrestler, clearly touched by the overwhelming support, took to his Instagram story to share the video and express his gratitude to the fans.
LA Knight’s popularity seems to be crossing brand boundaries, with even fans from rival promotions showing their appreciation for the rising star. With such fervent backing from the WWE faithful and now, cheers from AEW supporters, LA Knight’s star continues to shine bright in the world of professional wrestling.