Jim Cornette has weighed in on Keith Lee’s WWE career thus far, claiming that it’s unclear whether he’s irritated Vince McMahon or whether the WWE Chairman has taken a particular interest in him.
Lee has recently returned to action following a five-month hiatus due to health issues. Before WWE Raw on September 20th, the former NXT Champion battled in a dark match against a local opponent. He was presented as Keith ‘Bearcat’ Lee during his entrance, which could be a hint to a new path for the star.
On the most recent episode of The Jim Cornette Experience, Lee’s new identity was mocked by the famed manager, who joked, “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 p*ssed 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 discuss the ‘Limitless One’s’ WWE career thus far, questioning whether the organisation is “rolling the dice” with 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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