Keith Lee was not seen on 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 had several changes to his entrance, look and also his name. They changed his name yet again on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. He is now known as Bearcat Lee, which many fans don’t like whatsoever.
While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T stated that he doubts WWE will trust Keith Lee enough to give him a solid push with a championship run. Keith Lee has to earn WWE’s trust first and foremost.
“Hey man, you know what? I think the verdict’s still out on Keith Lee. I know some people are gonna be talking about, ‘What is he talking about?’ I think the verdict is still out on Keith Lee as far as how far this guy’s gonna go. Is he the next big thing? I don’t know what the injury was still to this point and I really don’t care. It’s not my business or anything like that. But I do know one thing about the business and getting to that certain spot, you gotta be trusted.
“And I’m not saying trusted whether I can leave my wallet lying around or anything like that [laughs]. I’m talking about trusted to be able to make all these shows. All of them. You cannot call in sick when you’re the champion. You cannot call in and say, ‘Hey, I’m not gonna be able to make it today because I gotta take my daughter to work.’ ‘I’m not gonna be able to make it because somebody died.’ I’m just saying, it’s a rough spot to be in. I was reading something, an ex-WWE writer, I didn’t see who the writer was. I don’t know if they said his name or if he was nameless, said that Keith Lee would never get over in WWE. And the thing is, he could be right 100 percent and it’s gonna take someone like Keith Lee to make them wrong.”
Even an ex WWE writer recently stated that Keith Lee will never get over in WWE. Jim Cornette also previously stated that Keith Lee could be making his way to AEW after the way he is being treated in WWE. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for Keith Lee.
h/t to SEScoops for the quotes.
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