Keith Lee, former San Antonio wrestling champion, wins AEW title

ByLois C

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An additional wrestler with ties to San Antonio has received championship gold in All Elite Wrestling, a expert wrestling marketing primarily based out of Florida.

On Wednesday night time, Keith Lee and Stephon “Swerve” Strickland gained the AEW World Tag Group Championship, defeating the Young Bucks and Workforce Taz in a 3-way bout.

Lee, a previous champion with San Antonio’s River City Wrestling, previously wrestled for the WWE and Ring of Honor and performed soccer at Texas A&M as a redshirt defensive lineman. Lee was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and nonetheless phone calls the state residence.

“Final year, I almost died,” Lee instructed the AEW group in Savannah, Ga, referencing wellness struggles that forced him away from the ring while with the WWE in early 2021, before leaving the business and debuting with AEW in February of this 12 months. “I did not say a term right until the menace was long gone and passed.”

Lee committed the match to his brothers and observed their wellbeing struggles in a speech following profitable. 

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“No matter the results, tomorrow’s match belongs to my two brothers. It really is all I can do until finally I return. Like you boys,” Lee wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.

Lee is the second wrestler with ties to San Antonio to earn gold in AEW, subsequent Thunder Rosa successful the AEW Women’s Planet Championship at a Freeman Coliseum event in March. 

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Rosa has defended her championship multiple situations given that then, most lately in opposition to Toni Storm in Chicago. 

AEW has however to announce a return to Texas. AEW Dynamite airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on TBS.

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By Lois C