Rising NXT star, Wes Lee, recently made an appearance on the Black Rasslin podcast. The wrestler's agenda was clear - to generate excitement for this Sunday’s Great American Bash premium live event, where he’s slated to battle it out with Mustafa Ali and Dominik Mysterio in a high-stakes triple-threat matchup.
The NXT North American Championship title, currently held by Dominik, who won it from Lee just a few weeks ago, will be up for grabs. The Great American Bash, known for its history and iconic wrestling matches, is however not Lee's preferred pay-per-view (PPV) event.
During the podcast, Lee admitted, "Great American Bash, I’ll be honest, it wasn’t one of my favorite pay-per-views growing up, it really wasn’t. I was a Bash at the Beach, Halloween Havoc (guy). It took some time for me to get back on the history on that.
I don’t really have core memories of the Great American Bash. I have my own history at the Great American Bash and those are my personal memories."
Lee's Unexpected Stance on Bash
Lee's stance might come as a surprise to some wrestling fans, given the prestige associated with the Great American Bash.
The WWE has owned the rights to this PPV event since WCW folded in 2001 and was subsequently bought by WWE CEO Vince McMahon. This acquisition allowed WWE to integrate WCW's famed events into their programming, which includes the Great American Bash.
Despite Lee's personal preferences, he now finds himself preparing to make history at the Great American Bash. His impending match-up against Mustafa Ali and Dominik Mysterio will surely add a new chapter to his career and the Bash's history.
Even though Lee has confessed that the Great American Bash doesn't carry a nostalgic significance for him, his performance in the triple-threat match could potentially change his perspective on this event. While Lee prepares for this momentous match, wrestling fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the face-off.
The NXT North American Championship title match at the Great American Bash promises to be an electrifying contest. With three of the most dynamic talents in wrestling today battling for the coveted title, it's guaranteed to be an event to remember, regardless of Wes Lee's historical fondness for the event. As the wrestling world gears up for Sunday, the focus remains on who will emerge victorious in this fierce competition.