LA Knight experienced the notorious numbers game Michael Cole often mentions after Solo Sikoa attacked Knight following his victory over Jimmy Uso on SmackDown (Nov. 17). Before things could get worse for the Megastar, Cody Rhodes, who was in the building for reasons not yet known, made the heroic save to fend off the Bloodline.
Speaking on the SmackDown LowDown, Knight was as surprised as everyone else to see Rhodes in the house. And if The American Nightmare wants to help him in his war against Roman Reigns and the Bloodline, Knight is open to such an alliance.
“I said tonight, every single one of The Bloodline, including Paul Heyman, every one of them will fall. But to think that Jimmy Uso, what, I’ve run through him now, that’s not enough just to hit him with a BFT and a one, two, three. Nah, nah. We got to take it one step further.
“I got to make sure that there is no chance that Jimmy Uso can interfere. I got to make sure that there’s no chance that Solo Sikoa can interfere. I gotta make sure there’s no chance that Paul Heyman can interfere the next time that I see Roman Reigns one-on-one.
“So, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. So, if Cody Rhodes wants to come on down, he wants to give a little bit of help because we do have a common enemy here. Then I’ll tell you what. Come on down, we’ll get it done.”
While Knight appreciated Rhodes’ assistance, he’s made it clear that he’s interested only in a one-on-one match with the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Whether he’ll get such an opportunity remains to be seen. But it’s interesting to consider what might happen should Roman Reigns find himself a victim of the numbers games, perhaps in a triple-threat match against Rhodes and Knight for his coveted title.
Then again, maybe that’s the perfect scenario for The Tribal Chief
to kill two birds with one stone to pick off two challengers in one match.