Keith Lee On Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley, And Taking It Day By Day
Keith Lee is once again on a path to glory on the Monday Night RAW roster. Speaking with Sports Illustrated yesterday prior to RAW, Keith opened up about working with Randy Orton early on in his WWE main roster run, what he thinks about working with Bobby Lashley and more.
Here are some highlights:
Keith Lee on working with Randy Orton:
It is an honor to find myself in a position where I can show up and the first thing I do is do battle with a legend. There are a lot of things that go into the main roster as a whole. It’s a lot different with the amount of people involved. When you have a lot of people involved, you also have a lot of ideas and thought processes and theologies on how this thing works. I received an opportunity, and it went very well for me. At the same time, Randy was able to turn it around and put himself back into a number-one contender position. I benefited, and then he turned around and took it back. At the end of the day, nothing takes that moment away from me, but at the same time, you have to acknowledge who Randy Orton is, and, like you said, what he means to this business. He’s different—the company looks to him in a high, bright light because that’s what he is worthy of. Everything he has done, to me, is brilliant. I like watching Randy Orton a lot. In some ways, I feel like I relate to him, as well. All I can say is that was an honor, and it was something very tremendous for a Keith Lee introduction. I am grateful for that opportunity.
Keith Lee on Bobby Lashley:
He’s someone I’ve always wanted to fight. Looking up to someone is a very rare thing for me. I have 15 and a half years’ experience, so I’m fairly seasoned in terms of what I can do in the ring and understanding it. I am very self-motivated. There is admiration, and that’s when I want to test myself against that person. I’ve seen a lot of Bobby’s work, and he’s someone that I’ve always wanted to mix it up with. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the kind of result that I would have liked [with last week’s DQ finish], but I think people liked what they saw, and it was a lot of fun for me.
Keith Lee on his main roster run in WWE thus far:
I think it’s too early. I’m not even half a year into the main roster. There are things I have done that a lot of people have not, in terms of showing up and stepping right up to one of the best that’s ever done this. Those are things that make it stand out, but in terms of trying to rate, it’s too early. I don’t believe in the ratings systems and all the rest of that nonsense, people trying to be some sort of critic, especially for the people that don’t even do this. The way things have been going, it’s been a grind. At the end of the day, that’s all I need.
I’m going to grind and make the best of anything I do. I don’t rate it, I just do it. That’s truly who I am. Take one thing and make it better than it was before. That’s all I can do, and I have to work within the confines of what is given to me. As long as I do those things, I’m OK with it.
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