That’s one way to go. One of the more confusing situations in WWE is the way they bring up wrestlers from NXT. While the wrestlers have a tendency to be rather successful with a character or style in NXT, WWE has a history of resetting things. That has not exactly played out well every time, but now they seem ready to try it again with an interesting combination.

According to, Keith Lee may be in line for a monster heel push. Lee returned from a five month hiatus in July but has not wrestled a match on television since the August 2 Monday Night Raw. Instead, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lee has been wrestling a series of dark matches before Monday Night Raw and SmackDown in an attempt for WWE to find the right way to use him. There is no word on when Lee will return to television.

Lee could make a monster. Check out what he can do in the ring:

FULL MATCH - Keith Lee vs. Adam Cole - NXT Title Match: NXT Great American Bash, July 8, 2020

Keith Lee's biggest wins: NXT Top 5

Keith Lee vs. Karrion Kross: Raw, Aug. 2, 2021

Opinion: This is a good example of WWE seemingly not knowing what they’re doing. I understand that it might be a good idea to push Lee as a monster heel, but shouldn’t they have figured that out in the time before calling him up? Instead, it feels like they threw him out there and hoped for the best rather than having any kind of a plan. I’m not sure I understand that logic, but it hasn’t played out well for them in the past.

What do you think of the idea? How would you use Lee? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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