Konnan Defends LA Knight From Criticism For Ripping Off The Rock

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LA Knight is like The Rock.

Everyone has noticed it by this point.

The question is: Is there anything wrong with what he is doing?

K-Dawg doesn’t think so!

Konnan spoke about Kevin Nash’s recent criticism over LA Knight essentially “ripping off The Rock” to gain momentum as a charismatic performer in WWE during the latest installment of his “Keepin’ It 100″ podcast.

“We had L.A. Knight on the show and I asked him about that,” said Konnan. “I said, ‘Hey your cadence is a lot like The Rock’s.’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, I know.’ He’s not denying it, right? [He’s] paying homage to the greatest to have ever done it on the mic, which I get.”

Konnan continued, “The first time I saw him in Impact, I [said] this guy is kind of a ripoff of The Rock. That is the first thing that I thought when I saw him. But then I kept seeing him. The Rock never said, ‘Yeah!’ Or ‘Dummy!’ He’s inspired by The Rock, [who] hasn’t been in wrestling on a consistent basis for 25 years. What’s the big deal? I see nothing wrong with what he’s doing.”

Check out the complete episode of the show at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above quotes.