Keith Lee was absent from WWE television for several months and many fans were concerned about his status in the company. His partner Mia Yim refused to share details about his condition as well. Ultimately it was revealed that Keith Lee had a fight against death, which led to him not appearing on WWE television for so long.
Since his return to the company, Keith Lee has competed in a few matches on Monday Night RAW, especially against NXT Champion Karrion Kross. However, he has also competed in several dark matches on Monday Night RAW and Friday Night Smackdown as well.
Keith Lee also recently sported a new look and on top of that he got a nickname that many fans simply didn’t like.
While speaking on his Drive Thru podcast, Jim Cornette talked about Keith Lee’s booking in WWE. Cornette stated that Keith Lee might go to AEW after WWE’s fickle gimmicks.
“Keith Lee to AEW confirmed, whenever his contract is up. What has this guy done? Not sure whether he’s pis**d Vince off or worse, even worse for him, whether Vince is taking a personal interest in him. I can’t tell these days which that is. They’re either punishing him or else Vince is really interested and this is exactly what he wants him to do.
I don’t know what to say. they put him in a tennis skirt at one point. They pulled him off television for months, of course we later found out it was a health issue. But when they put him back on television he’s just another one of the boys and they beat him as often as not. They changed his music. they switched him from one brand to another. Are they rolling dice on what his gimmick or name or music or personality or whether he’s a babyface or a heel?
We will have to wait and see whether Keith Lee will ever make his way to AEW due to WWE’s problematic booking.
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