Shaun Ricker, better known by the ring name LA Knight is an American wrestler signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown roster. He is best remembered for his stints in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling / Impact Wrestling between 2014 and 2019, where he was a one-time winner of the Impact World Championship, TNA King of the Mountain Championship, and Impact World Tag Team Championship. Championship.
Shaun Ricker makes his debut in NWA Wildside, but it is in the Heartland Wrestling Association that he takes his first steps under the name Deuce. He won the HWA Television Title against JT Stahr in August 2004 and lost it to him after a month. After unsuccessfully attempting to take the company's top title, he was forced to leave in 2005 after losing a Career vs. Contract match to Chad Collyer for the HWA Heavyweight Title.
In May 2013, Shaun Ricker returned to WWE, signing a developmental deal. He trained for a couple of months at the Performance Center where he adopted the ring name Slate Randall. On the May 27, 2022 episode of SmackDown he appeared in Adam Pearce's studio making his debut on the main roster introducing himself as Max Dupri, leader of the Maximum Male Models stable. After winning a small feud with Ricochet, Knight later began a rivalry with Bray Wyatt, w