Keith Lee had quite a run on the indies before coming to NXT. Now he considers his first day at the WWE Performance Center as the start of his career.
While speaking to Newsweek, he admits that he could have been more careful in the ring. Now that he’s in WWE his style has changed, but he thanks the WWE Performance Center coaches for opening his eyes.
“There’s a lot of Keith Lee that traveled a lot of the world and maybe could have been more careful. Being under these coaches, let’s start there, that’s where my journey began when I got here.”
“I took so much knowledge from them that it transformed styles, it transformed not the way I saw things, but the way I saw wrestling as a whole. Now, instead of being this overly ridiculous athletic guy, there’s more substance to who I am. Changes like that I’m proud of because I’m not just the big guy who can do flips. It’s cool and I’m proud of that, but I’m proud of the growth I made.”
Keith Lee is still a top Superstar, but now that he’s not taking as many risks his career is likely to be even longer. WWE has a certain way that they like big men to wrestle even if they can fly.
You can never rule out Keith Lee coming off the top rope in a match, but it only matters more when he does it now.