LA Knight Talks About Being Labeled A Great Talker, But Only A Decent Wrestler

LA Knight recently appeared as a guest on the My Love Letter to Wrestling with Mark Andrews podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the discussion, the popular WWE Superstar spoke about the label that he is a good talker, but only a “decent in-ring worker.”

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On the rap he gets for being a “great talker” but only a “decent in-ring worker.” “I see the rap where it’s, ‘he’s great on the mic and okay in the ring.’ For me, I’m okay with that because all the guys that I liked the most coming up were mostly the same. My favorite guy as kid, (Hulk) Hogan. My favorite guys in high school, still kind of Hogan, NWO version, (Steve) Austin, Rock, (Ric) Flair. Flair is very good, but he didn’t do anything spectacular. Most of the stuff was just psychology, things looking good and snappy. For me, I like to splice in things. I jumped to the top and hit Butch with the superplex not too long ago. I just might have to do it again at Money in the Bank.”

On why he’ll never harp on being a good talker but at the end of the day the most important thing is fighting to win championships: “I can splice those things in where it fits and makes sense and where I need it. At the same time, I try not to harp on it too much, ‘Oh, I’m good on the mic.’ The guys who brag about that, it seems like a strange thing. Do you think Muhammad Ali was ever like, ‘I’m the best on the mic.’ No, he was, ‘I’m the best in the ring. I’m the best boxer.’ Whenever I hear guys, in the act of talking, say they are the best at talking, I’m like, ‘what does that matter in the grand scheme of things?’ It matters in the form of entertainment, but in the scheme of what we’re actually doing, I’m trying to fight this guy, beat this guy, win his championship, what the hell does me being good at talking matter in the scheme of that?”

On how saying he’s a good talker feels a little too self-serving: “It matters a lot in the scheme of what we do in entertainment but in the realm of that universe, who cares? All you need to know is I’m going to beat you and take that title off of you and I’m better than you. I’m going to show you, I’m not going to tell you I’m a good talker. That’s a little thing of mine where, I don’t like even saying that I’m a good talker, even outside of the universe of wrestling, just because it feels weird and self-serving.”

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