Keith Lee was released from WWE last year. The 37-year-old recently completed his non-compete clause. That means Lee can now compete in the promotion of his choosing. It didn’t take him long to land in AEW.

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The former NXT Double Champion made his much-anticipated debut for Tony Khan’s promotion on Wednesday Night Dynamite. Lee took on Isaiah Kassidy in the first qualifier for the Face of The Revolution Ladder Match. Limitless Keith Lee won that match and punched his ticket to Revolution in the process.

It was previously reported that Lee had signed a deal with AEW prior to his debut. The details of his contract have yet to be revealed, but it seems that Lee has signed a multi-year contract with the promotion.

Lee’s debut was kept a closely guarded secret and Tony Khan himself went to great lengths to make room for the big surprise. The AEW president had been hyping up the new signing since last Friday’s Rampage.

Prior to signing with AEW, Lee worked for rival promotion WWE, where he competed on Monday Night RAW. While Lee had a dominant run in NXT, his main roster callup was underwhelming to say the least.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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