In a heartfelt revelation on "Busted Open Radio," WWE's Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative, Shawn Michaels, shared the emotional impact of NXT star Wes Lee's injury and his withdrawal from the highly anticipated "NXT" North American Championship match at "NXT" Deadline on December 9.
This news follows Lee's triumphant victory on the November 28 episode of "WWE NXT," which initially secured his spot as the challenger to Dominik Mysterio's title.
Michaels' Emotional Bond
Michaels, known for his legendary WWE career, expressed a deep personal connection with Lee, highlighting their shared passion and dedication to professional wrestling.
"Wes and I are so close. We're very similar in our passion, admiration, and love for the job. Knowing the heartbreak he's experiencing is truly devastating," Michaels remarked. The wrestling community was moved by Lee's emotional address on a recent "WWE NXT" episode, where he shared the news of his back surgery.
This medical procedure, necessary due to cumulative wear and tear, sidelines Lee for an estimated eight to 12 months. Michaels praised Lee's resilience, noting his ability to perform through pain, a testament to his commitment and strength.
The outpouring of support from the WWE family and fans alike has been overwhelming, illustrating the close-knit nature of the wrestling community. "We are a family down here in Florida. When one of us is affected, it impacts all of us," Michaels added, emphasizing the collective empathy within the NXT roster.
Despite the challenging road ahead, Michaels remains optimistic about Lee's future in WWE, assuring that Lee will be welcomed back with open arms upon his recovery. Currently, the focus is on Lee's successful surgery and the journey to rehabilitation that follows.
Replacing Wes Lee in the "NXT" North American Championship match is Dragon Lee, a talented performer ready to seize this unexpected opportunity. However, the spirit of camaraderie within WWE NXT remains unwavering, as the roster and fans alike rally behind Wes Lee during his recovery, eagerly awaiting his return to the ring.