Baseball fans thrilled as New York Mets announce WWE superstar LA Knight as special guest at upcoming game

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Fans feel the
Fans feel the 'kavorka' as New York Mets announce WWE superstar LA Knight as special guest at upcoming game

On Tuesday, the New York Mets announced that WWE star LA Knight will host their next game at CitiField. Buck Schowalter's side will take on the Chicago Cubs in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in Game 1 of their series following their match against the Baltimore Orioles.

The struggling Mets are in need of a lift but it's safe to say that the New York faithful were excited at the prospect of having LA Knight in their corner of the Citi Field ring. On Twitter, one wrote:

"Finally some star power at Citi Field"

Another user wasn't aware that Knight was a Mets fan and asked:

"The megastar is a Mets fan? Power to him"

A third channeled his inner LA Knight and wrote:

"YEAH!"

Here are a few more fan reactions after it was announced that LA Knight would host the next Mets home game against the Cubs:

LA Knight has grown into one of the most prominent figures in the WWE. The 40-year-old joined the industry in 2021 and has already made a big name for himself.

Interestingly, Knight was the WWE's top merchandise seller for the month of July. The Mets will now be hoping that his lucky charm will turn their fortunes around for the remainder of the 2023 season.

Can the New York Mets make the playoffs in 2023?

New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso
New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso

The New York Mets are currently fourth in the NL East with a 50-60 record. They are 21 games behind divisional leaders Atlanta Braves and 9.5 wins behind the Philadelphia Phillies, who are second in contention for a wild card entry into the postseason.

While the Mets are not mathematically out of the playoff race yet, Buck Showalter's side needs a miracle to qualify for the postseason. The New York outfit will need the likes of Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor to step up in the final stretch of the 2023 MLB regular season.

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Edited by Nicolaas Ackermann