Keith Lee entered his NXT debut match last Wednesday with plenty of hype and big expectations, and the “Limitless” Superstar did not disappoint.
Facing Marcel Barthel from Germany, who was also making his NXT TV debut, Lee showed what all the buzz was about, moving around the ring like a cruiserweight despite being built like a human tank. Lee immediately impressed fans with his unbelievable agility, leapfrogging Barthel and hitting him with a dropkick. Lee displayed immense power, too, throwing Barthel across the ring out of a front face lock.
Barthel, however, wouldn’t be defeated easily. A proud proponent of the classic European style of wrestling, Barthel whacked Lee with hard uppercuts and a double thrust to the throat before dodging a big avalanche attempt by the 300-pounder.
In the end, though, Lee would not be denied victory in his first outing on the WWE Network. Lee bulldozed Barthel with a pounce before smashing him into the canvas with a modified Jackhammer for the pin.
With all the hype surrounding Lee, this has made one NXT wrestler a little salty.
The official Twitter account of NXT posted an image of Lee with his rotund physique on display and Moss replied with a remark mocking his weight.
Moss wrote, “Hmu (hit me up) 4 dietary advice.”
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 9, 2018
A fan managed to snap a screenshot of Moss’ snide tweet before he quickly deleted it.
— Big John (@BigJohnSmashes) August 9, 2018
Moss is currently out of action after rupturing his Achilles tendon a few months ago.