Keith Lee explains why he signed with AEW

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It came as a shock to WWE fans when Keith Lee was released from the company, but many were delighted to see the “Limitless” one show up in AEW (All Elite Wrestling) earlier this year.

During a recent appearance on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Keith Lee finally shared details regarding what led him to sign with AEW.

“I don’t know if I should even say this, but it’s fun because it wasn’t a business thing or anything. But yeah, that release (from WWE) happened, and within three days, Tony found a way to get in touch with me. I was actually really impressed with that, considering we had never spoken before. You know, we had some really laid-back conversations and kind of got to know each other a little bit. I think that’s something that helped because I think that some of my trust is a little disgruntled.”

“So we had a conversation. Then as time wore on, things got a little easier. We met up. I have this thing where I must meet a person in person. I’m a big people feeler as opposed to listening to things. I’m an energy guy. So when I did meet him, I decided that he’s a fairly stand-up guy. I really enjoyed my time with him, getting to know him and what he’s about, talking football and all that good stuff, especially as a former player. Then eventually, you know, that led into business. But in terms of getting to know him, yeah, I had a blast, a lot of laughs, and a lot of jokes. He’s a swell guy, to say the very least.”

Keith Lee also noted how Adam Cole influenced his decision to sign with AEW.

“In the grand scheme of things, there’s a lot of people I know that we’re here anyway, some friends, some associates, some just mere colleagues, but I kind of felt like the happiness of people such as Adam Cole who is somebody that I place a lot of stock in as a human being. There are a lot of people in this industry that you can just trust or get along with at certain levels. But I really like Adam Cole as a person. His testimony for his happiness here was something that made it a little easier. I think that in the grand scheme of things, business, when we got to speaking about that, made sense for me and my plans. That’s something that makes it a little easier when you get along with somebody and it also fits your plan and what you’re wanting to do in life. It just helps. So those talks were actually easier than I thought that they would be so it kind of made the decision that much easier.” 

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Since signing with the company, Keith Lee notably took part in the Face of the Revolution Ladder match at AEW Revolution 2022 which also included  Christian Cage, Orange Cassidy, Powerhouse Hobbs, Ricky Starks, and the winner of the match Wardlow.

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