Is Keith Lee Being Wasted By WWE?

Published 12/16/2020, 11:30 PM EST


Keith Lee got off to a flying start on Monday night RAW (ignoring his attire and music) and made an impact by defeating Randy Orton, who he also wrestled on pay-per-view in the very first week of his main roster debut.

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Keith Lee showed impressive performances inside the ring and also was looking like a viable contender for Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship. Many even thought that after Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre would feud with ‘The Limitless One’ for the WWE Championship.

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Sadly for the fans, that hasn’t been the case. Keith lee hasn’t been on a roll in the past couple of months so to speak. The former NXT champion lost to The Miz and John Morrison in a handicap match this week. Last week, he was just in a backstage segment.

To put it into perspective, ‘The Limitless One’ has done nothing great after defeating Randy Orton on the main roster.

Keith Lee’s treatment on the main roster may not have been as bad as the other NXT call-ups, but it is certainly concerning if someone of his caliber is treated this way.

‘The Limitless’ Keith Lee is a 300+ pound man with the agility of a cat inside the ring. We wonder what made Vince McMahon think that Lee still needs to polish his in-ring game.

Where is ‘The Limitless One’ heading?

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As of now, there are no plans for Lee to go after any Championship. McIntyre is feuding with AJ Styles, and this feud can extend till the Royal Rumble. Bobby Lashley has just begun a program with Riddle. It’s highly unlikely that Keith will challenge both champions until after the Royal Rumble, at least.

His debut on the main roster was on a total high, but since then the graph has only gone low. If there is anyway WWE/Vince McMahon wants to solidify Keith Lee as a top star; plus, to make up for all the mistakes they’ve made so far, he has to win the Royal Rumble and challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 37.

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There is no way except for interesting storytelling and smart booking to make Lee what he truly is – ‘Limitless.’ WWE haven’t completely wasted Keith Lee yet, but if the current scenario doesn’t change, then they surely will.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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