Jim Cornette has commented on the career of Keith Lee in WWE so far, saying it isn’t clear whether he’s annoyed Vince McMahon or if the WWE Chairman’s taken a personal interest in him.
Lee has recently returned to action after a five-month absence due to medical concerns. The former NXT Champion competed in a dark match against a local competitor before WWE Raw on September 20th. During his entrance, he was introduced as Keith ‘Bearcat’ Lee, this could be a hint towards a new direction for the star.
On the latest episode of The Jim Cornette Experience, the legendary manager responded to Lee’s new moniker by jokingly saying “Keith Lee to AEW confirmed.”
“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.”
He went on to look back on the ‘Limitless One’s WWE career so far, asking if the company is “rolling the dice” on his gimmick.
“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?”
Keith Lee has not been seen on WWE TV since August 2nd. Rumours had recently circulated that there had been a plan to turn him heel in WWE, with the suggestion that if Adam Cole had stayed with the company he would act as Lee’s manager. Although Adam Cole has since denied ever hearing anything of that plan.
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