Keith Lee is a 35-year-old American professional wrestler from Wichita Falls, Texas. Lee wrestles for the WWE and performs on the company’s RAW brand.
Lee started his wrestling career in 2015 for Ring of Honor (ROH) and wrestled for different promotions before signing with WWE.
In April 2018, Keith Lee made an appearance for NXT defeating Kassius Ohno and then he officially signed with the WWE in May 2018. On August 8, 2018 Keith Lee made his NXT debut defeating Marcel Barthel.
Lee made his first NXT TakeOver appearance at NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019. Team Ciampa consisted of Tommaso Ciampa, Dominik Dijakovic, and Kevin Owens in a winning effort against the Undisputed Era.
The following night, Keith Lee wrestled at Survivor Series 2019 for Team NXT with Tommaso Ciampa, WALTER, Damian Priest, and Matt Riddle. Keith Lee made a huge impact being in the final two in the match before finally being eliminated by Roman Reigns.
In January 2020, Keith Lee won the NXT North American Championship against Roderick Strong. A few weeks later, Lee was an entrant in the 2020 Royal Rumble taking on Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, before being eliminated by Brock Lesnar.
Since then, Keith Lee has had successful North American Championship defenses against Dominik Dijakovic, Johnny Gargano, Cameron Grimes, and Damian Priest. In July 2020 Keith Lee faced Adam Cole for his NXT Championship while defending his North American Championship in a winner take all match. Keith Lee won becoming the first person to hold the NXT Championship and the NXT North American Championship simultaneously.
Lee vacated the North American Championship so other roster members could be given more opportunities. At NXT TakeOver: XXX, Keith Lee lost the title to Karrion Kross.
At SummerSlam, it was announced that Keith Lee would make his main roster debut on Monday Night RAW on August 24, 2020.
Birth Name: Keith Lee
Born: November 8, 1984, Wichita Falls, United States
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Ring Name(s): Keith Lee, Kevin Paine
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Spirit Bomb
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Inspire Pro Wrestling
- Inspire Pro Pure Prestige Championship (1 time)
- North American Wrestling Allegiance
- NAWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
- PWG World Championship (1 time)
- VIP Wrestling
- VIP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- VIP Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- WWN Championship (1 time)
- Xtreme Championship Wrestling
- XCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- XCW TNT Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Championship (1 time)
- NXT North American Championship (1 time)
- NXT Year-End Award for Breakout Star of the Year (2019)