It took long enough. Every now and then, a WWE wrestler will go away for one reason or another. It could be for something physical, mental, creative or something else, though occasionally we don’t actually know what is going on. The latter is the case this time, but we got a pretty cool return this week on Monday Night Raw. Now we know a little bit more about what is going on.

Keith Lee made his return to WWE television this week, wrestling his first match since since the February 8 Monday Night Raw. According to, Lee’s return is not a one off appearance, meaning he should be back regularly. Lee has also been cleared to return and he was not being held off of television for a creative issue. There is no word on why Lee has been gone for the last five months, but he has said he will explain his absence when he can.

Lee is a former NXT and North American Champion, having held both titles simultaneously in July 2020. Soon after losing the NXT Title to Karrion Kross, Lee was called up to Monday Night Raw. Once there, he had hit and miss success, with his biggest victory being a win over Randy Orton at Payback 2020. Lee was scheduled to participate in a triple threat match for the United States Title at Elimination Chamber 2021 but was pulled from the match for unknown reasons.

The man is back. Check out some of what Lee can do on Monday Night Raw:

FULL MATCH - Roderick Strong vs. Keith Lee – NXT North American Title Match: WWE NXT, Jan. 22, 2020

Drew McIntyre vs. Keith Lee – WWE Championship Match: Raw, Jan. 4, 2021

Keith Lee vs. Sheamus – Winner earns a WWE Title opportunity: Raw, Dec. 28, 2020

Opinion: As curious as I am about what happened to Lee and where he has been, I’m much more excited about seeing what he can do. WWE does not get someone of Lee’s talent and athletic abilities every day and it would be a great thing to see him getting to showcase his skills. Lee is a very talented wrestler and has shown that in NXT, so hopefully he gets to do it again on Monday Night Raw.

How did you like Lee’s return? What is next for him? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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