Kevin Owens has insulted the hometown of Stone Cold Steve Austin, further hinting at a WrestleMania 38 match against the WWE Hall of Famer.
Sounds like a really lame place. https://t.co/2aZgz4TP7M
— Kevinn (@FightOwensFight) February 20, 2022
There is no doubt that Keith Lee was one of the most talented Superstars in WWE’s roster last year. He was on the shelf for several months and there was no telling when he would make his return. It was then revealed that Keith Lee suffered a battle with the virus and had health issues where he almost lost his life. Keith Lee’s sad issue during his AEW debut was also revealed.
Keith Lee was also fired last year as part of a previous set of WWE releases, which included the likes of Karrion Kross, Mia Yim, Scarlett and more. Keith Lee claimed that he paid for his medical bill while away from WWE television.
After his 90-day non compete clause was over and he became a free agent, Keith Lee made his debut on a previous week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, where he defeated Isiah Kassidy in a Face Of The Revolution qualifying match. Lee looked terrific inside the squared circle and seemed happy as well.
According to Wade Keller on PWTorchVIP.com, many of Keith Lee’s friends are concerned about his weight gain. It was also said that he had attitude issues in WWE which would ultimately lead to his release from the company.
I’m not in the Keith Lee hater club,” Keller said. “I am his only friend because I’m not enabling him and acting like the reason that he hasn’t succeeded as much as he should is the fault only of Vince McMahon. It’s not, it’s on him. And this is from friends who care about him and who talked to me. If Keith Lee is wrestling, he’s in the ring wrestling putting his health and the well-being of his opponent on the line. If he’s cleared for that, he can be cleared to work out and get in shape. If the idea that he can’t possibly get in shape because he had COVID, and he might die, or he went through stress, then take some time and get in shape or don’t wrestle if you can’t. I mean, that’s not an argument.”
Number two, all this predates COVID and what he went through, including the attitude issues that were going on that I heard about in NXT. I’m not making up the fact that Keith Lee did himself in through his own actions for years in the WWE system. And I’m not doing it because I’m out to hurt Keith Lee. Keith Lee’s career has not gone the way it should for reasons I’ve conveyed from what other people have told me who are not out to get Keith Lee, and there’s no incentive for them to say anything bad about him. They like him. One of them texted me after his match on Wednesday and was lamenting how he looked and his cardio…again, it wasn’t hateful. It wasn’t mean-spirited. This is somebody who likes him and was hoping they’d see a different Keith Lee.
I think Keith Lee would still be in WWE had he made some adjustments that he out of pride or stubbornness, or obliviousness or whatever didn’t do. I’m just conveying in good faith, what I think is a true story, which is, if he did do some changes, as other people have done, he’d still be there making money and being featured. And he didn’t. That’s not me dogging Keith Lee, that’s me conveying the facts of the case, which is he’d have a better career and maybe it remains to be seen in AEW.
I don’t think he asked to be released because he wanted to roll the dice in a different place. I think his goal was to have things go better in WWE, and I’m just reporting why they didn’t.”
h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription