WWE filed to trademark the ring name for new NXT Superstar LA Knight but it looks like they got the spelling wrong, which would not be a first.
WWE filed to trademark “LA Night” on February 14, which is the same day the former Eli Drake made his return to the company on the NXT “Takeover: Vengeance Day” Pre-show. As noted, Knight issued a warning to the NXT locker room and said he has his eyes on anyone holding a NXT title.
The trademark filing was for “LA Night” but WWE has been referring to the newcomer as LA Knight. This is also the name he’s using on social media.
While Knight did not wrestle on last night’s post-Takeover edition of NXT, he did cut a promo in a pre-recorded segment, which you can see below.
“What the hell do you want?,” Knight asked, answering his door to the NXT camera man. “Actually you know what, let me talk to you, because it was just a few days ago, NXT ‘Takeover: Vengeance Day,’ I put NXT on its ear, with the advent of LA Knight walking in the door, already people around the world are saying, ‘Wow, LA Knight might already be the greatest NXT Superstar of all-time.’
“So it’s no surprise that you’re here knocking my door. If you come around knocking my door unexpected again, I’m going to do some knocking myself, I’ll knock your damn head off. I’m gonna put it to you like this – everybody who comes in always says, ‘Oh, it’s the hottest free agent!’ But if their name ain’t LA Knight, then somebody told them the wrong story because now the truly hottest free agent is off the market, about to claim my perch. Who’s gonna stop me? Nobody. NXT at this point belongs to me. Ain’t nothing gonna stop me, not because you’re not good enough, but because I won’t let ya, and that’s not an insult, that is just a fact of life. Oh, whose game is it? It’s LA Knight’s game. Now get out.”
Knight tweeted after the segment and wrote, “Well hello there neighbor… join me on an adventure, would ya?? #WWENXT #LAKnight”
He added in a follow-up tweet, “Who’s game is it???? #LAKnight #WWENXT”