LA Knight 2023 – Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Personal Life


LA Knight is an American professional wrestler. Here is everything you need to know about LA Knight including his net worth, personal life and more


Knight is currently signed to the WWE SmackDown brand. Let us have a look at the former Impact World Tag team Champion’s career, records, and much more. 

LA Knight Facts 

Birth PlaceHagerstown, Maryland, U.S 
Father’s NameNA
Mother’s NameNA
Star SignVirgo
Net Worth (2023)$ 3-5 million
Date of BirthNovember 1, 1982 
High SchoolNorth Hagerstown High School 
Wrestling DebutFebruary 15, 2003
WWE Debut2013
FinisherGravy Train Bottom Rung (Spinning facebuster) Blunt Force Trauma (Knee lift / Discus clothesline combination)
SpouseMichelle Yavulla 
ChildrenNot Yet 
NicknameThe Defiant One 
Social MediaInstagram 

LA Knight Net Worth and Salary

LA Knight is a highly successful wrestler with a net worth of $3-5 million. He earns $450,000 yearly from WWE SmackDown and other pay-per-views and also gets income from endorsements and public appearances. His trademark catchphrases are just as memorable as his wrestling skills.

LA Knight Height and Body Measurements 

LA Knight was born on November 1, 1982, which would make him 40 years old in 2023. His height is listed as 6 feet 1 inches (185 cm) and his weight is listed as 240 lb (109 kg).

LA Knight Career 

Shaun Ricker aka LA Knight is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand. He is mainly known for his tenure in Impact Wrestling, NWA where he won many championships.

LA Knight Net Worth
LA Knight is an American professional wrestler and is currently signed to WWE SmackDown brand (Instagram)

 Ricker began his wrestling career on the independent circuit in 2003. He later joined the then-NWA-affiliated Championship Wrestling from Hollywood in 2010. He left the promotion in 2013 and signed a developmental contract with WWE and performed in its then-developmental territory NXT.

LA KNight early days
LA Knight is known for his tenure in NWA, Impact and TNA where he found breakout success (Instagram)

He signed with Impact Wrestling in 2015 and found breakout success, holding the Impact Global Championship, TNA King of the Mountain Championship, and the Impact World Tag Team Championship (with Scott Steiner) once each. He also won Impact’s Feast or Fired briefcase twice.

Ricker left Impact in 2019 and signed with the then recently rebooted NWA where on January 24, 2020, Drake and James Storm defeated The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) and The Wild Cards (Royce Isaacs and Thom Latimer) in a triple threat tag team match to win the NWA Tag Team Championship.

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Ricker and James Storm with the NWA Tag Team Championship (Instagram)

On February 14, 2021, it was reported that Ricker had re-signed with WWE. At NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day he debuted as a heel, where it was revealed his new ring name would be LA Knight. He made his in-ring debut on the March 17 episode of NXT, defeating August Grey.

Knight then aligned himself with Ted DiBiase, and at TakeOver: In Your House on June 13, he defeated Cameron Grimes in a ladder match to win the re-introduced Million Dollar Championship. Knight later turned on DiBiase, attacking him during the title ceremony. His reign ended on August 22. 

LA Knight Million Dollar
At TakeOver: In Your House Knight defeated Cameron Grimes in a ladder match to win the re-introduced Million Dollar Championship (Instagram)

LA then went on to make his first main roster appearance on the January 24, 2022 episode of Raw, participating in a backstage segment with The Dirty Dawgs. In a dark segment before the April 15 episode of SmackDown, Knight appeared as a villainous manager of his new stable, “Knight Model Management”, and became the manager of Mace and Mansoor.

On May 20, 2022, he made his televised debut on the brand under the ring name Max Dupri. He announced Mace and Mansoor, under the tweaked names “ma.çé” and “mån.sôör”, as Maximum Male Models. However, this relationship ended on September 30 and he returned to his LA Knight Persona.

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LA Knight as Max Dupri with Mace and Mansoor as Maximum Male Models (Wrestling Observer)

Knight’s fanbase grew despite his villainous portrayal in the ring, as fans were captivated by his persona and showed increasing support. Knight became a fan favourite after joining the WWE main roster and feuding with Bray Wyatt in late 2022. On the June 2 episode of SmackDown, Knight defeated Montez Ford to qualify for the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match.

Many fans have favourably likened Knight’s gimmick and promo style to that of The Rock or “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, complimenting his recognizable catchphrases and considering his character a throwback to the Attitude Era.
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LA Knight Family and Girlfriend 

LA Knight, an American national, was born on November 1, 1982, in Hagerstown, Maryland, US. Although he has kept information about his parents private, it is known that he has three siblings and is the youngest among them. Knight developed an interest in professional wrestling.

After high school, Ricker moved to Cincinnati and began training at the age of 20 on March 17, 2003, supporting himself with work at a wood mill and a Ruby Tuesday restaurant.

It is known that LA Knight is in a long-term relationship with amateur bodybuilder Michelle Yavulla. The couple has been engaged since 2018 and resides in Orlando, Florida. They have two dogs.

LA Knight Girlfriend
LA Knight is in a long-term relationship with amateur bodybuilder Michelle Yavulla (Instagram)

While Knight is generally private about his personal life, it is interesting to note that Yavulla has taken part in various female bodybuilding competitions in her early days and is quite active on social media.

FAQs about LA Knight 

What is LA Knight ’s net worth?
LA Knight has a net worth of approximately $3-5 million.
What is the real name of LA Knight?
His real name is Shaun Ricker
Who is the Girlfriend of LA Knight ?
LA Knight is in a relationship with Michelle Yavulla.
What are the measurements of LA Knight?
Height- 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Weight- 240 lb (109 kg)
When is the birthday of LA Knight?
LA Knight was born on November 1, 1982

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