LA Knight, whose real name is Shaun Ricker, is an American professional wrestler. He was born on November 1, 1982.
He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand. He debuted as a heel at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day in February 2021.
LA Knight has won several championships throughout his career, including the CWFH Heritage Heavyweight Championship, the FSW Heavyweight Championship and the EWF Heavyweight Championship.
He also appeared for a brief segment on Netflix’s Magic For Humans, season 2 episode Fake.
According to an article on Voices of Wrestling, LA Knight seems to be one of the biggest rising stars that WWE has both right now, and in a long time.
Further, he was also amongst the top 5 highest merch sellers in WWE for the month of June 2023.
In an interview with Yahoo Sports, LA Knight said that his character is the culmination of all his life’s work.
He believes that people believe in the character when he speaks because of the work he has put into it.
In a Reddit thread, LA Knight was compared to Mr. Kennedy, another professional wrestler. The thread discussed how LA Knight seems to have earned everyone’s trust and is a delight to watch.
LA Knight wife
LA Knight is married to Michelle Yavulla.
She is a a fitness enthusiast who used to participate in various bodybuilding competitions. Although not a wrestler, she is still booming in the fitness world.
In 2016, Yavulla placed fifth at the Baltimore Gladiator competition; the following year in the same contest, she placed third.
It is unknown when exactly the couple met or tied the knot.
However, it’s presumed they got engaged in 2018, as they celebrated their third anniversary in May 2023; they have been together for five years now.
They have two dogs, a Golden Retriever named Herman and a Super Mutt (Labrador, German Sheperd, Chihuahua) named Reesey.
She is friends with other wrestlers as well.
In an Instagram post, Yavulla is seen hanging out with AEW star Taya Valkyrie and independent wrestler Heather Monroe.
She is also friends with another independent wrestler, Simone Williams.
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