It looks like Keith Lee’s “Bearcat” nickname will be used in the future and it wasn’t a unique thing when it premiered Monday before Raw. The name is probably a tribute to the legendary wrestler Bearcat Wright.
According to fans of the show, Lee was called Keith “Bearcat” Lee again during his Dark Match before tonight’s episode of SmackDown.
Lee has won squash matches in recent weeks and has been kept away from television because WWE wanted to change his character. Lee also grew his facial hair.
TBEN.co first reported several weeks ago of discussions for Lee to turn its heel. Dave Meltzer later reported that it was offered that Adam Cole handle it. Cole later said he was unaware of this launch, but confirmed there was talk of changing his name.
It’s not clear if Lee is still scheduled to make his managerial debut, but the facial hair seems to hint that the idea of spinning his heel is still on the table and it looks like it is. they’re fully okay with the character’s makeover since they’ve devoted a lot of time to him in the dark matches.
Check out the clip below of Lee announced as Keith “Bearcat” Lee.
– Kevin Michie (@KevinMichie) September 25, 2021