Keith Lee comments on why he joined AEW and the “Bearcat” nickname in WWE
Keith Lee did an interview with BleacherReport.com and here are the highlights…
Why he signed with AEW: “I think that it was quite a simple decision. Not only for business’ sake, but there’s a lot of people there that I know. And I have a lot of friends and associates that I’m just comfortable with. But more important than any of that was that I had a couple of very laid-back, chill meetings with Tony [Khan]. We just kind of hung out and shot the breeze. I like him as a person and so to me, a relationship built that way kind of helps me trust a little better. And it helped me in that decision as well.”
The “Bearcat” moniker in WWE: “I don’t really think I had [a reaction],” Lee said. “At the end of the day, it was something that was brought up while I was out doing the dance with lady death situation. And I didn’t think much of it, obviously. And then when I came back, it was something that [WWE management] really wanted, and they pulled me into an office and asked me to do it. And that was my job. So I said ‘OK,’ and that was kind of it. Was I fond of it? No. But you got to do what you’re asked to do at the end of the day. But I think that in my time there, what I learned is sometimes loyalty just doesn’t really do that much for you [laughs]. So while I was OK then, I think that if I was asked to do something that I didn’t agree with, from here on, it would not just be an ‘OK,’ but more of a ‘hell-to-the-no.'”
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Home All Elite Wrestling The Doctor Chris Mueller @@BR_Doctor Twitter Logo Featured Columnist Credit: All Elite Wrestling Keith Lee debuted with All Elite Wrestling on the February 9 episode of Dynamite and immediately became one of the biggest free-agent signings of 2022 in all of pro wrestling.