Keith Lee is an American professional wrestler signed with AEW. He is best known for his work with several independent promotions and WWE. He is a former NXT and North American Champion.
In 2005, Lee finished his training and began wrestling with several independent promotions. He made a small appearance on RAW, where he was portrayed as a security guard and was attacked by Triple H and the McMahons. Lee only wrestled in Texas for over ten years before moving out of the states.
Lee made his mark as a professional wrestler with ROH, Evolve, and PWG. During his run, he won several championships and defeated familiar faces such as Chris Hero, Cameron Grimes, Chuck Taylor, Dominik Dijakovic, Walter, and Zack Sabre Jr. He is a former PWG World Champion.
In 2018, Lee signed with WWE and began working for NXT. He made his first appearance at NXT TakeOver Chicago II. However, Lee made sporadic appearances during his first year due to several injuries. In 2019, he and Team NXT invaded SmackDown. At Survivor Series, Lee was the last member of Team NXT before being eliminated by Roman Reigns.
At TakeOver WarGames, he joined Team Ciampa to defeat The Undisputed Era. In 2020, he defeated Roderick Strong to win the North American Championship. The next night, he appeared at Royal Rumble but got eliminated by Brock Lesnar. After defending the championship on several occasions, Lee challenged Adam Cole.
In July, Lee faced Cole in a winner takes all match and won the NXT North American Championship. After winning the NXT Championship, Lee relinquished the North American Championship. At TakeOver XXX, Lee was defeated by Karrion Kross and lost the championship. They instantly moved Lee to RAW, where he defeated Randy Orton at Payback.
At Survivor Series, Lee joined Team RAW and won the traditional match. Lee had a minor feud with Braun Strowman, where he won. In January, he faced Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship and lost. Lee was scheduled to appear at Elimination Chamber but missed the show due to undisclosed medical issues. In September, Lee made his return as Keith "Bearcat" Lee. The run didn't last long, as they released him from his contract by the end of the year.
In February, Lee made his AEW Dynamite debut by defeating Isiah Kassidy to qualify for the face of the revolution ladder match. Lee entered the ladder match but failed to win the contest. He soon made a tag team with Shane 'Swerve' Strickland named Swerve In Our Glory.
After challenging for AEW Tag Team Championship for a few times, the duo finally managed to win the gold at AEW Fyter Fest Week 1: Dynamite on July 13, 2022, after defeating the former champions Young Bucks and Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs.
At the 2022 All Out PPV, Swerve in our Glory defeated The Acclaimed in an entertaining match. However, they would go on to lose the title to The Acclaimed at the Grand Slam special episode of Dynamite.
Keith Lee married former WWE superstar Mia Yim.
Keith Lee has started in a film called "The Main Event".