WWE fans have been buzzing with anticipation as LA Knight, the charismatic and cunning Superstar, defies their expectations heading into the highly anticipated 2023 Money in the Bank event. With a singular goal in mind, Knight is determined to secure the coveted briefcase, no matter the means necessary.
Set to take place at The O2 Arena in London, this thrilling ladder match will feature seven competitors, including the likes of Ricochet, BUTCH, Logan Paul, Shinsuke Nakamura, Santos Escobar, and Damian Priest. Knight, known for his villainous persona and ability to back up his bold claims, has quickly become a fan favorite despite his questionable tactics inside the ring.
LA Knight's Sly Dig on Vibe Show
During an appearance on the Vibe show, the 40-year-old wrestling sensation expressed his intention to protect himself and took a sly dig at his high-flying opponents who might prioritize creating jaw-dropping moments over victory.
"You've got to keep your head on a swivel. At the same time, it's about keeping myself from doing anything incredibly stupid. A lot of these guys are going to try and do some big stunts like, 'Oh, I'm going to do something extreme and cool and memorable.'
The only thing memorable I'm trying to do is hold that case at the end of the thing," LA Knight emphasized. In addition to his ambitions for Money in the Bank, Knight recently opened up about his previous stint in WWE NXT and his frustration with the creative direction of his character upon his main roster debut in 2022.
Under the guidance of former WWE CEO Vince McMahon, his ring name was changed to Max Dupri, which Knight felt was a step backward despite the financial benefits. "When you get pulled up to the main roster, there's a nice little pay bump; I can't say I don't appreciate that.
At the same time, there's a lot of frustration knowing that I was red hot at the end of that NXT run... I am like, okay, if I can take this up the main roster, we got something good to go, and then there was that [Max Dupri character], and this feels like a step backward, but I will make it work," LA Knight candidly expressed in a recent interview with Rosenberg Radio.
As the anticipation builds, the WWE Universe eagerly awaits the outcome of the 2023 Money in the Bank men's ladder match, wondering if LA Knight will emerge victorious and claim the opportunity to challenge for a championship contract.
Only time will tell if Knight's cunning tactics and unwavering determination will lead him to triumph in this high-stakes showdown.