Keith Lee is reportedly not medically cleared to compete in the ring as the former NXT Champion is still absent from TV over three months since his last appearance.
‘Limitless’ Keith Lee hasn’t appeared on Monday Night RAW since beating Riddle on February 8th. His absence has been the cause of much consternation among fans as there has been little comment from both Lee and WWE about the Superstar’s disappearance from TV.
Lee had been scheduled to appear at WWE Elimination Chamber but was reportedly pulled from the show for undisclosed health issues. The former NXT Champion was replaced in the match by John Morrison who was pinned by Riddle as he won the United States Championship from Bobby Lashley.
In a recent update on his Twitter account, Lee had this message for his supporters:
“To the people offering uplifting words…. know that I appreciate you greatly. And worry not, when I say #iAmLimitless, I MEAN IT. I will try to find a way to explain everything in the most efficient way possible. Give me just a little more time.”
Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported that the gist of Lee’s absence is that he is not medically cleared and has chosen to keep the issue private.
Prior to stepping back from TV, the future was looking bright for Keith Lee. Following an impressive run in NXT, where he captured both the NXT and North American Championships simultaneously. Lee later vacated the North American Championship before losing the NXT crown to Karrion Kross. This proved to be his last match on the black and gold brand.
Lee made his main roster debut on an August 2020 episode of Raw. He quickly became a favourite amongst fans, and even earned a WWE Championship opportunity, ultimately losing to then-champion Drew McIntyre.