LA Knight: Being WWE NXT's Million Dollar Champion Is 'Crazy To Think About'
Knight won the gold on Sunday
LA Knight has admitted he still finds it crazy that he is the new Million Dollar champion.
Knight won a hellacious Ladder Match for the returning title against Cameron Grimes at NXT TakeOver: In Your House on Sunday, and the 38-year-old has revealed he was a huge Ted DiBiase fan as a kid.
While Knight is still targeting the NXT Championship and the North American Championship in NXT, he is delighted his first taste of gold in WWE is such a historic title.
Speaking to PWInsider, Knight said: "It’s just crazy to think about. I mean, the very first time I saw the belt, the first question was, ‘That’s the real thing? That’s not a replica? That’s the real deal.’ No, no. Oh geez, this is the only one that exists. It’s the real one. We get the name of the jeweller up in Connecticut that made it. And that blew my mind.
"As a kid, I was there watching when it first popped up on the scene, when the thing actual happened and with Ted and he’s going into the jewellers in Connecticut and he’s getting it made. He’s checking on it and all that stuff and he brought it in and hit a home run with it.
"When I was a kid, I had the figure where he was wearing the green suit and it came with the Million Dollar Championship. So, that’s insanity to me to then walk in the door in NXT just four months ago, not even knowing that something like this was an option.
"You look at the NXT Championship and North American Championship, and those are things I’m gunning for, but then all of a sudden, wait a minute. Ted DiBiase? Million Dollar Championship? Hell yes…."