Keith Lee is on top of the mountain in NXT.
After making history as the first-ever dual champion in NXT to hold both the North American and NXT Championships, Keith spoke with Sports Illustrated to hammer home how important that moment was for him and what kind of champion he wants to be.
Recently, Keith wore black lives matter inspired attire on NXT TakeOver. For Keith, he wants to be a great representation for the African American Community as champion.
“I want to be the representation for African American people, to have someone that looks like them and represents them on the top stage and has top-caliber matches,” said Lee. “But I also want the world to understand that if you work hard, you can fight your way to this position. This is a position no one saw me in a year ago."
He continued, “I also want to be the representation that bridges the gap. I don’t want people to think I’m special because I’m African American. I want to be a guy, globally, that people can look at and say, ‘That’s our limitless champion.’”
You can read the full interview at this link.