LA Knight recently appeared as a guest on the “In The Kliq” podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion, “The Mega Star” spoke about how his ultimate goal is still to eventually win the Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship.
While talking about this, the SmackDown Superstar made it clear that he views Universal Champion Roman Reigns, not World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin'” Rollins as “the guy” in WWE right now.
“Look, for me, again, I never got into this to be a background player,” Knight said. “I want to be the guy and in order to do that, I need to be the champion. I need to be the WWE Champion, ‘THE guy.’ Right now, I feel like Roman Reigns is holding that role. Some could say it’s Seth Rollins, but I look at that streak that Roman Reigns is on and he’s holding, and I want that.”
Knight continued, “Now, am I opposed to, on the way there, doing it the old way of [getting] that US Championship or Intercontinental Championship as a proving ground, as a stepping stone, to getting there? Look, man, I told everybody from day one, I’m coming in for gold. Nobody’s gonna stop me from that. So if that means US Title on the way, Intercontinental Championship, on the way, or whatever, I mean, I’m game for it. At the end of the day, I’m looking for that top spot.”
Check out the complete interview via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.