Excellent news to those that take pleasure in glory, and basking in it: Keith Lee could also be headed to WWE earlier than the yr is out.
Nothing is official presently, however there have been rumors for some time which have hooked up Lee — presently one of many largest stars on the indie wrestling scene, each by way of reputation and stature — to WWE, however now there appears to be a bit extra substantial smoke, and because of this, possibly fireplace?
Let me again up a bit, however earlier than I do this, enable your self a second to get acquainted with Lee, who shouldn’t be solely a improbable professional wrestling, however an exquisite human being, as well.
Lee has been below semi-exclusive contract to EVOLVE and WWN since 2017, however given the very shut working relationship with WWE and WWN — and the truth that EVOLVE proprietor Gabe Sapolsky is now employed full-time by WWE — that wouldn’t appear to be a lot of an impediment to him doubtlessly getting signed.
Lee was one of many impartial abilities who labored AXXESS over WrestleMania weekend and was featured closely on the fan occasion. He efficiently defended the WWN Championship towards Kassius Ohno at AXXESS, though he misplaced that title to Austin Idea, and later within the weekend decisively misplaced one other AXXESS match to NXT Famous person Lars Sullivan. Previous to WrestleMania weekend, the Wrestling Observer claimed that Lee and worldwide wrestler WALTER have been near signing with WWE, though each males denied that. Shortly after WrestleMania weekend, Lee replied to a fan with a tweet saying “by no means say by no means” to a possible WWE profession for himself.
However most telling, throughout an AAW present in Chicago final Friday, Lee reportedly gave an emotional farewell speech, and likewise thanked the promotion on Twitter on Monday.
In accordance with ProWrestling.com, Lee’s speech to the AAW crowd praised his tag staff companions, and he thanked the group for his or her help and mentioned he doesn’t know what the longer term holds. Lee can also be presently the PWG world champ, however he could very effectively be within the means of ending up his current impartial commitments within the coming months. We’ll maintain you posted if any concrete information emerges.
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