On February 9th of last year, Keith Lee made his surprise AEW debut, defeating Isiah Kassidy. Since then, Lee held the AEW World Tag Team Championships alongside his former partner Swerve Strickland, and is also currently undefeated in singles competition with a 7-0 record.
In a recent interview with The Masked Man Show, Lee stated that he still has eyes on being a top guy in AEW, with his end goal being to eventually become the company’s first black World Champion.
“Oh, I mean, let’s be honest here. Any place or any time that an individual goes to a company, it doesn’t have to be sports related or physical, When you go somewhere, most people [have goals or ambitions] of being that number one talent, that number one person, that number one mine, whatever it may be. The end goal is obviously to become AEW World Heavyweight Champion, and let’s be honest, I’m really good at making history. I would be [AEW’s first] black World Heavyweight Champion. I’m more than capable of doing that, I’m more than capable of carrying myself in a way that would be fitting and beneficial to a company.”-Keith Lee
During Lee’s time in WWE, he held the NXT Championship and the NXT North American Championship simultaneously, and thus he’s certainly got what it takes to carry a brand on his shoulders.
In terms of the immediate future, Lee is expected to go one-on-one with his former tag team partner Swerve Strickland at the upcoming AEW Revolution PPV, however, this has yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.