LA Knight WWE Update After COVID-19 Absence on SmackDown

From underdog to spotlight, LA Knight's journey astonishes.

by Atia Mukhtar
LA Knight WWE Update After COVID-19 Absence on SmackDown
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Good news for WWE fans and followers of LA Knight: the superstar's short hiatus from the WWE scene is drawing to a close. As reported by PWInsider, Knight is scheduled to make his appearance at the upcoming "SmackDown" in Sacramento, California.

This comes after the wrestling dynamo tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in his departure from the September 22 episode of SmackDown. Previously, the WWE had planned for Knight to play a pivotal role in the show's climax, coming to John Cena's rescue during a surprise assault by the Bloodline's Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso.

The narrative seemed to be leading towards Knight making a timely appearance to assist Cena, potentially hinting at a tag team showdown against Sikoa and Uso in the soon-to-be-aired WWE's Fastlane premium live event. Yet, that twist in the tale was not to be, as Cena was left to fend for himself on the said episode.

Intriguingly, before this dramatic ending, WWE's Adam Pearce had intimated a duel between Cena and AJ Styles versus Sikoa and Uso at Fastlane. However, a backstage attack on Styles threw a wrench in that narrative. But with the premium live event slated for October 7 and Knight's imminent return, WWE still has ample opportunity to weave him back into the storyline, possibly by his side.

Knight's Meteoric Rise

LA Knight's current trajectory in WWE is worth noting. At 40, the athlete is hitting a significant stride in his wrestling career. He's not only been capturing audience attention but also enjoying thunderous applause during his appearances.

His recent victory over The Miz — a culmination of a feud that took off after Knight clinched the title of Slim Jim Battle Royal winner at WWE SummerSlam — is a testament to his rising stature. The duel, which saw Cena officiate as the special guest referee, set the stage for a budding alliance between Cena and Knight.

Fans are eagerly anticipating how this developing narrative will evolve with Knight's much-awaited return to SmackDown.

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