LA Knight admits that promo segment with The Miz was “some of the worst work” he’s done

Heading into the 2024 WWE Royal Rumble PLE, LA Knight appeared on Chris Van Vliet’s podcast and said the following about his promo segment with The Miz in August of 2023…

“Miz was really bringing it to the point where like I remember a couple guys in the back just being like, ‘Wow, I feel like this is like the best work Miz has done in a while.’ Coincidentally, I felt like it was some of the worst work I’d done in a while. I hate pulling the curtain back a lot, but I’m not a good planner. I like to be off the cuff and I like to kind of just listen and react, but sometimes in these scenarios when you’re doing this, you have to plan a little bit more just because there’s so many moving parts and things like that and people want to know where you’re going and whatever. But in the past, other places I’ve worked, it’s just kind of, ‘Alright, well, we’re gonna go out there and we’re gonna generally talk about this.’ ‘Okay, cool.’ I’ll say some stuff, they’ll listen to me, and we’ll react and go back and forth. In this case, it was like, now I had kind of like planned canned stuff, but it’s like, I don’t know, whatever I’m thinking or saying at like three o’clock is not going to be the same stuff at eight o’clock, and so where I should have probably just dropped some of that stuff and just listened and reacted and just shot back that way, it was like, we got time, and I gotta hit the time, and they’re expecting this, so some of that I was just kind of like, ‘Ah, this just doesn’t feel like my best.’

That’s also I think, a bit of a process and still adapting because I’m still that old school, let’s go out and call it out there. Let’s go out there and do it on the fly, and let’s just kind of, you know, I’m gonna listen and react. I don’t want to know, and I don’t want you to know because I want it to be fresh. I want it to be real. Like, I don’t want you to already know what I’m going to say because then it’s like, ‘Okay, let me react. Let it be real and then that way, I can really digest what you’re saying to me, and then bring it back.’

At the same time, I think that feud in general, rivalry, whatever you want to call it. Some people hate the word feud. That in general I think helped elevate us both in certain ways because I mean, I think it brought out a passion in him because I think there are similarities between us even though I think we’re different, but we have some similarities to us. He was doing some great work, I feel like I was doing some great work, and at the same time, it was kind of like, showing a little bit of adversity because for so long, like I said, I was floundering and I wasn’t doing much and now it’s like, all of a sudden, now there’s a little bit of elevation. So okay, let’s show a little bit of adversity. Let’s show, here’s the guy who is established. He’s been there for a while. At the same time, I’m gonna get under his skin, he’s gonna get under my skin a little bit, but at the end of the day, I’m gonna kick his ass. So that’s really what it comes down to. So as long as that happens and we accomplish that, then we’re good.” (quote courtesy of