He’s identified for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH), in addition to on the unbiased circuit, the place he competed for promotions corresponding to Evolve, All American Wrestling (AAW), and Professional Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). He’s a one-time PWG World Champion, one-time NXT Champion and NXT North American Champion. Keith Lee
He signed with WWE in Might 2018 and was assigned to the NXT model, the place he was a one-time NXT Champion and one-time NXT North American Champion. He’s the primary man in WWE historical past to carry each titles concurrently. He was promoted to WWE’s essential roster in August 2020.
Keith Lee Formative years
Keith Lee was born on November eight, 1984 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was launched to skilled wrestling at a younger age by his grandmother, who was a fan herself, and credit her with inspiring him to pursue a profession in skilled wrestling. Lee performed faculty soccer at Texas A&M College, however give up to turn into knowledgeable wrestler. Keith Lee
Skilled wrestling profession
Ring of Honor (2015–2017)
Throughout 2015, Lee began making appearances in Ring of Honor with Shane Taylor, calling themselves “Fairly Boy Killers” (PBK).
On August 27, 2016, throughout Subject of Honor, PBK participated in a gauntlet tag staff match for the ROH World Tag Workforce Championship, however the match was gained by The Dependancy.
At All Star Extravaganza VIII, PBK wrestled in opposition to The All Evening Categorical, Struggle Machine and the staff of Colt Cabana and Dalton Fort in a 4 Nook Survival match to find out the primary contender for the ROH tag staff championship, in a dropping effort.
In January 2017, Taylor introduced the he had signed his first contract with the Ring of Honor. At a January 14 present in Atlanta, PBK entered right into a feud with The Briscoe Brothers when Lee and Taylor attacked them and slammed Jay Briscoe by way of a desk. Surprisingly, the following day, Lee introduced that he was leaving ROH. On February three, 2017, they confronted The Briscoes, the place the match led to a no contest. This was Lee’s final look in ROH.
Lee signed with Evolve in January 2017, and made his debut at Evolve 76, dropping to Chris Hero. He made his return on February 24 at Evolve 78, defeating Zack Sabre Jr.
The next night time, at Evolve 79, he defeated Tracy Williams. Lee acquired his first championship alternative at Evolve 87 on June 25, when he unsuccessfully challenged Matt Riddle for the WWN Championship. On October 14, at Evolve 94, Lee defeated Riddle to win the WWN Championship. On April 6, 2018, at Evolve 103, he misplaced the title to Austin Concept.
Professional Wrestling Guerrilla (2017–2018)
Lee made his Professional Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) debut on March 18, 2017, on the Good Boys (Do not Play Rock N’ Roll) occasion, competing in a triple menace match in opposition to Brian Cage and Sami Callihan, gained by Cage. On the Recreation Over, Man occasion, he misplaced to Jeff Cobb. On Might 19 at Head Like A Cole, he gained his first match in PWG, defeating Trevor Lee.
He adopted this up by defeating Lio Rush and Trent at Pushin Ahead Again on July 7. In September, Lee made it to the finals of the 2017 Battle of Los Angeles, the place he was defeated by Ricochet. Lee’s quarterfinal match in opposition to Donovan Dijak was awarded a five-star ranking by Dave Meltzer.
At Time Is a Flat Circle occasion on March 23, 2018, Lee defeated Chuck Taylor to turn into the PWG World Champion. On April 21 at All Star Weekend 14, Lee misplaced the title to Walter in a three-way match, additionally involving Jonah Rock.
Keith Lee WWE
Previous to formally signing with WWE, Lee acquired a tryout in 2008, though this didn’t end in him being employed. He appeared as an additional on the March 30, 2009 episode of Uncooked, taking part in a safety guard.
Lee made his WWE debut in April 2018, defeating Kassius Ohno
On April 5, 2018, throughout WrestleMania Axxess weekend, Lee made an look for NXT, defeating Kassius Ohno. On Might 1, it was introduced that Lee had signed a contract with WWE. Lee appeared in attendance for NXT TakeOver: Chicago II on June 16. On the August eight episode of NXT, Lee made his televised in-ring debut for WWE, defeating Marcel Barthel. All through the remainder of 2018, Lee wrestled sporadically on NXT, defeating the likes of Luke Menzies, Kona Reeves, however dropping to Lars Sullivan. Keith Lee
On March 7, 2019, Lee suffered an undisclosed harm. The harm resulted in an early finish to his deliberate feud with Dominik Dijakovic, who he was purported to face for the following two months. Lee returned to motion on April 18, at a home present in Lakeland, Florida. On November 1, Lee was among the many NXT wrestlers who invaded that night time’s episode of SmackDown.
At NXT TakeOver: WarGames on November 23, Lee was included in Tommaso Ciampa’s staff as they defeated The Undisputed Period (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Sturdy) in a WarGames match. The subsequent night time, he made up a part of Workforce NXT on the Survivor Sequence pay-per-view, the place they confronted Workforce SmackDown and Workforce Uncooked in a 5-on-5-on-5 Survivor Sequence match, which Workforce SmackDown gained. Keith Lee
On the January eight, 2020 episode of NXT, Lee gained a fatal-four manner match over Cameron Grimes, Damian Priest, and Dominik Dijakovic to turn into the primary contender to the NXT North American Championship, and defeated Roderick Sturdy on the January 22 episode of NXT to win the championship. On January 26, Lee participated within the Royal Rumble match on the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, however was eradicated by the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.
Lee then efficiently defended his title in opposition to Dominik Dijakovic at NXT TakeOver: Portland and Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: In Your Home. Through the second night time of The Nice American Bash on July eight, Lee defeated Adam Cole to win the NXT Championship, turning into a double champion, and the primary individual to carry the NXT and North American Championships concurrently.
On the July 22 episode of NXT, Lee voluntarily relinquished the North American Championship, and began a feud with Karrion Kross over the NXT Championship. At NXT TakeOver XXX on August 22, Lee misplaced the NXT Championship to Kross in what can be his ultimate match in NXT. Keith Lee
Uncooked and numerous feuds (2020–current)
At SummerSlam, it was introduced by WWE that Keith Lee can be shifting to the Uncooked model and make his debut the next day’s episode of Uncooked. On the August 24 episode of Uncooked, Lee made his essential roster debut. His new ring apparel and entrance music was met by heavy criticism from followers.
He later went on to confront Randy Orton, then misplaced by way of disqualification because of interference from WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. A rematch between Lee and Orton was made for the Payback pay-per-view, which Keith Lee gained.
On the October 5, 2020 episode of Uncooked, Lee started a feud with Braun Strowman, going through Strowman in an exhibition match which led to disqualification after interference from Retribution. Lee would stay on the Uncooked model in the course of the 2020 WWE Draft, and went on to face Strowman but once more on the October 19, 2020 version of Uncooked, which Lee misplaced. After the match, Lee attacked Strowman. Keith Lee
Lee made his online game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K20.
Keith Lee Motion pictures
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Championships and accomplishments
- Encourage Professional Wrestling
- Encourage Professional Pure Status Championship (1 time)
- North American Wrestling Allegiance
- NAWA Tag Workforce Championship (1 time) – with Li Fang
- Professional Wrestling Guerrilla
- PWG World Championship
- Professional Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 11 of the highest 500 singles wrestlers within the PWI 500 in 2020
- Sports activities Illustrated
- Ranked No. 10 of the 10 Greatest Male Wrestlers of 2017
- VIP Wrestling
- VIP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- VIP Tag Workforce Championship (1 time) – with Shane Taylor
- NXT Championship
- NXT North American Championship (1 time)
- NXT 12 months-Finish Award for Breakout Star of the 12 months (2019)
- WWN Championship
- Xtreme Championship Wrestling
- XCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- XCW TNT Championship (1 time) Keith Lee
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