Keith Lee was included in the most recent round of WWE roster cuts. As ROH winds down it’s existence as we know it, one of their stars thinks it’s an opportunity to get old friends back together. Shane Taylor says the door is always open to a reunion of the former tag team partners.
Taylor talked to Bodyslam.net, where he said he’s feeling confident about wrestling’s changing landscape. He will take on Kenny King at Ring of Honor’s Final Battle on Saturday. After that, the company will take a long hiatus to re-evaulate their future.
“I’m excited. I’m confident. I know that there’s a lot of sadness around it. For me and my guys, we were going to have to start making some choices come the end of this year about what we wanted to do in the future, goals, and things like that. So all this does is really speed up the process.
For me, my goal at Final Battle, if this is the last time people see me in a Ring of Honor ring, is to prove to those who have been watching, that they’ve been watching one of the best to ever do this. One of the very best in the history in all of the company. To anybody that’s watching for the first time, show them exactly what they’ve been missing. Have that be my reintroduction to the wider world of professional wrestling. Also, wrap up a story, to me, that deserves to main event Final Battle and is the most compelling story that is going on right now. That’s myself versus Kenny King. I want that to be my signature match in Ring of Honor that when people look back. If there was one match for them to remember, I want it to be that one. I want it to be something special for years to come.
Keith knows, we’ve talked, he knows that the door is always open. The door of STP is always open. There’s always going to be a spot for him, when and if he decides that’s the route he wants to go. Right now, I know he’s got things going on, as well as getting married in February. There’s absolutely no rush to anything, but he knows that I’m only a call away. Of course, I would love to team up with him and whoop anybody’s ass that really wants some. That’s any company, anywhere. If he wants us to do it, I’m in. Any company that feels like they want to bring in PBK, I’m sure we’ll talk. As long as the numbers add up, we can do business.”
Shane Taylor and Keith Lee worked as a team in Ring of Honor and around the independent scene for several years. They broke up in 2018 as Lee prepared to join WWE. Lee will become an unrestricted free agent as soon as his WWE non-compete period ends.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription!