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Keith Lee Files New Trademarks As Non-Compete Expiry Looms

Keith Lee

Former WWE Superstar Keith Lee has filed a new trademark that might give an indication to his post-WWE life with his non-compete clause set to expire.

Keith Lee signed with WWE in 2018 following stints with Ring of Honor, Evolve and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Lee initially appeared on NXT winning the North American and NXT Championships. After losing his NXT Title to Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver: XXX, Lee arrived on the main roster in the Summer of 2020 entering a short feud with Randy Orton.

The star continued to be featured prominently in the early stages of 2021 before disappearing from television without explanation. Lee later revealed that he contracted COVID-19 before being diagnosed with a heart issue.

The star returned to action in July challenging then WWE Champion Bobby Lashley on Raw. He was later renamed Keith “Bearcat” Lee before being reintroduced on Raw in October. Despite this, the star was released in late 2021 along with the likes of Karrion Kross, Nia Jax, Eva Marie, and his partner Mia Yim.

Now PWInisder has reported that Lee has applied for two trademarks related to ‘Limitless.’ This was the nickname Keith Lee was known by in his pre-WWE and NXT days before he was moved to the WWE main roster.

Following Lee’s departure from the company on November 4th, 2021, it is believed the star’s non-compete clause will expire in early February allowing Lee to return to the ring wherever he chooses.