WWE Superstar LA Knight recently lost his pitch-black match with Bray Wyatt at the Royal Rumble 2023. He is currently involved in a mysterious storyline revolving around Wyatt and also had a recent segment with the Undertaker.
Something common between the Undertaker and Knight is they both have worked with the legendary Paul Bearer. The pair worked together in NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood prior to Knight joining TNA Wrestling as Eli Drake.
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In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, LA Knight was asked about a thing that Paul Bearer had taught him. Here is what he had to say.
“I don’t know if I can really pinpoint one thing. There’s a certain aura in the way he carries himself and all that stuff. But at the same time, when you’re in the back with him and he’s just talking trash to people in the most playful, goofy way and whatnot, or somebody’s trying to do a promo over here into the camera, he’s behind the camera pulling his ass out and stuff like that, just ragging people and messing with people.
He was the best,” Knight said. “But you get to a point where it’s like alright, now I’ve got to rise to the level where I look like I belong with this guy. Because this is the manager of legends.
I mean if you look at, obviously The Undertaker, but you [look at] the Percy Pringle dynasty, Steve Austin, Rick Rude, a bunch of those guys. It’s like alright, I gotta be up to this level, if not beyond that, to be standing next to this guy.
So I think if nothing else, it was just that his presence elevated me, or it made me elevate myself.”
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