It has been over a decade since the Million Dollar Championship was held as a sanctioned title in WWE. At NXT TakeOver: In Your House, the fifth Million Dollar Champion was crowned and it was L.A. Knight, formerly known as “Eli Drake”.
Knight and Cameron Grimes competed in a ladder match for the title. Ted DiBiase Sr. was ringside for the match and he handed Knight the championship after he won. The final sequence of the bout saw Knight lift the ladder that Grimes was on and Knight flipped Grimes onto another ladder on the outside of the ring.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 14, 2021
— WWE (@WWE) June 14, 2021
L.A. Knight has joined Ted DiBiase Sr., Ted DiBiase Jr., Stone Cold Steve Austin and Virgil on the list of Million Dollar Champions.
On the pre-TakeOver: In Your House media call, Paul Levesque did not provide further details about what is to come for the Million Dollar Title as far as how it’s going to be used on TV.
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