LA Knight will never forget the lessons he learned while sharing the ring with the recently departed Bray Wyatt.
Wyatt’s final match on WWE programming would see Bray defeat Knight at this year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view event and the two would also face each other at WWE live events.
Speaking on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Knight was asked about working with Wyatt, who passed away last month at the age of 36. He said,
“We did a series of matches for three weeks to a month after that. That’s essentially where I cut my teeth on SmackDown, in that whole feud. It goes back to what I said on SmackDown, sometimes your biggest foes can be your biggest helpers. In a lot of ways, that whole interaction and whole story helped get me visibility and get me to where I am now.
“It’s tough to take pride in the fact that I was his last match because I wish I wasn’t. I don’t know how to think about that one, other than the fact that I can look at it in a way that I made the most of that opportunity, I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to make that work, and it’s one of the big reasons why I’m doing what I’m doing right now.”
Wyatt’s final match with WWE would see the former Universal Champion defeat Knight at a February 26, WWE live event.