LA Knight, known for eliciting tremendous reactions with just a single word, has become synonymous with his emphatic exclamation, "Yeah!" The charismatic wrestler recently shed light on the origin of this famous catchphrase during an episode of "The Bump." Reflecting on his time at the WWE Performance Center, Knight revealed that the birth of his catchphrase was somewhat accidental yet serendipitous.
Knight spent time at the Performance Center during his initial stint with WWE in 2013 before departing after a year. Recalling those early days, Knight shared, "I was walking around the Performance Center, and they were quoting me.
Why? I'm a quotable guy, as you can see. Things were happening, whatever, I'd be walking the halls, they'd say whatever, and I'd say, 'Yeah!' and it just became a thing."
LA Knight's Journey Beyond WWE
After leaving WWE, Knight made a name for himself in Impact Wrestling, where he achieved the prestigious honor of becoming the Impact World Champion.
He also had a successful stint in the revitalized National Wrestling Alliance, captivating audiences as a standout star on the studio wrestling show. In 2021, Knight returned to WWE, initially joining "NXT" and briefly capturing the WWE Million Dollar Championship.
Subsequently, he transitioned to the main roster and became a fixture on "WWE SmackDown," continually making waves with his undeniable charisma and in-ring skills. Recently, Knight secured a significant victory on "WWE SmackDown" by defeating Montez Ford, thus earning his place in the Money in the Bank match, a high-stakes ladder match at the upcoming WWE Premium Live Event on July 1 in London, England.
Alongside Ricochet and Shinsuke Nakamura, Knight is set to compete in this coveted match to secure a guaranteed world championship opportunity. As Knight's star continues to rise within WWE, his infectious catchphrase has become integral to his persona, resonating with fans and creating an electric atmosphere whenever he utters that trademark "Yeah!" Knight's ability to captivate audiences with a single word is a testament to his charisma and showmanship, whether on the microphone or inside the squared circle.
With each "Yeah!" uttered by LA Knight, the WWE Universe eagerly awaits what exciting moments and victories lie ahead for this dynamic competitor.