Top independent star Keith Lee has officially signed to WWE. He has worked for independent promotions all over the country for years. He became involved with EVOLVE in 2017 and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla as well. He’s also done time in Ring of Honor, Beyond Wrestling, and many other independent promotions over the years.
Botch Take: Wow! I am so happy for him! I’ve been following him for years when he was originally known as Kevin Paine. I knew he’d wrestled Kassius Ohno at Axxess but I didn’t realize how far that got him. It makes total sense though. He’s got Vince’s treasured “big guy” look and he can work his face off. He’s gonna need a minute to adapt to the WWE style but he’ll get it and once he does, the sky is truly the limit. We talked a bit about it backstage (Mitch and another knew who he was) and we all think that because he’s got serious “Indie cred”, there won’t be any problems once Vince decides to push him to the moon.