Jim Cornette discusses Keith Lee's release



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Jim Cornette discusses Keith Lee's release

On November 4, WWE announced that numerous superstars had been released from management due to the effects of the global pandemic. The roster included some of the main roster talents such as Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Mia Yim and Nia Jax.

The crisis linked to the Coronavirus has forced the Stamford-based federation to dismiss many athletes in the last year and a half, as well as several insiders behind the scenes. During the latest edition of his podcast, former WWE manager Jim Cornette analyzed the recent cuts made by Vince McMahon's company.

Cornette did not hide the great amazement at the firing of Keith Lee, who had been changed the ring name just a couple of months before his release. Thanks also to the fundamental help of Triple H, Lee had made himself known as a dominant guy at NXT.

He had become the first ever wrestler to hold the North American Championship and the NXT Championship at the same time. Audiences had gone into raptures when he appeared at the 2020 Royal Rumble to confront Brock Lesnar. Shortly before his release, he had been asked to perfect his style of him at the Performance Center.

He later reappeared under the ring name of 'Bearcat' Lee.

Jim Cornette reflects on Keith Lee

“Just before the pandemic broke out, Keith Lee's character had taken a really bad turn and the WWE Universe was getting fed up with him.

All the COVID-generated mess was lifesaving for Lee, as people forgot what had happened before. Since then, WWE has gone to great lengths with Keith Lee. He changed his clothes, his music and even his ring name. On November 4th, against all odds, they released him.

Can anyone explain the meaning of this decision to me?" - thundered Jim Cornette. According to Wade Keller of 'PWTorch', Lee had serious attitude problems in and out of the ring. “A lot of wrestlers and insiders told me he was always frustrated.

His character was peculiar and he had frequent ups and downs in mood. He always seemed annoyed when asked to do a job and this story has been going on since the days of NXT." In the aftermath of his shocking WWE release, Keith Lee has revealed that he didn't come up with the 'Bearcat' gimmick idea.

The fan claimed that Keith Lee pitched the 'Bearcat' moniker, but that is far from true. Lee responded by saying that he was not responsible for the 'Bearcat' nickname. Here's what Keith Lee posted in response to the fan: "No. It was not. Lol," wrote Keith Lee while responding to the 'Bearcat' rumor.