– Keith Lee entered his NXT debut match 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 WWE Network. Lee bulldozed Barthel with a pounce before smashing him into the canvas with a modified Jackhammer for the pin.
Here is what Lee has to say about his NXT debut.
— Keith Lee (@RealKeithLee) August 9, 2018
– Ahead of SummerSlam 2018 on August 19, WWE posted this 60-second highlight video looking back at SummerSlam 2005.
In the main event, Hulk Hogan beat Shawn Michaels after nailing HBK with his signature Leg Drop.
– Former WWE Superstar Kaitlyn, who is among the 32 competitors in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, explained how she feels today after working yesterday’s tapings at Full Sail Live in Orlando, Florida.
Yesterday’s glam by my @lesliemakeupmaven 🖤 it’s been almost 5 years since I sat in her chair. It’s nice to be home. We’re gearing up for day 2 of the @WWE @maeyoungclassic. This week has been exciting, exhausting and emotional. Every single woman here is incredible. I’m so proud to be here. #maeyoungclassic #myc #myc2 #wwe #womenswrestling #wearehere