While tonight’s edition (July 13) of AEW Dynamite saw professional triumph for Keith Lee, in a promo he shared the emotional story of how the victory comes on the heels of personal tragedy.
Keith Lee was on the microphone after he and Swerve Strickland, otherwise known as the tag-team Swerve in Our Glory, captured AEW World Tag Team Championship gold in AEW Dynamite’s main event.
The match saw them square off against two powerful tag-teams in the Young Bucks and Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks.
While Swerve in Our Glory ended up having a great night, Lee shared on the mic that of late, there has been significant strife in his life, saying:
“I thank you all so very much. Swerve, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m not gonna take up a bunch of time, I know y’all are waiting on Rampage, but I have to to about this. I only have three people in my world that I consider to be extremely close to me. One of them, I’ve known for about two-and-half decades. I know what y’all are thinking; goddamn, Keith, you old as s—- ain’t you? I’m 37, but as you can tell, I’m young in the legs, baby.
“But listen, my friend, his name is Lucilius King. I’ve known him since 1998. I found out a little while ago that he may have cancer. As most of you know, last year, I nearly died. I didn’t say a word until the threat was gone and passed. There isn’t much you can do to me to rattle me against me. But when it comes to the people I love, I found out two days ago, stage 4 colon cancer.
“And I dedicated this match to him and another buddy of mine named JD Griffey. The fact is, I didn’t care if we won or lost. The fact is this is a brotherhood, and I’m devoting my everything to that. So Lucilius King, this is more than just a victory for me, this is more than just a victory for our story.
“This, sir, is a victory for you and a statement of my Goddamned love. I will always be there. Always. And when I get to Texas, I swear to God, I gonna get in my car, drive my ass to Austin, Texas. And I will see you as soon as I can, my friend. Stay strong, fight like we’ve done. Fight harder than we have. Fighter harder than I did to live. And I’ll be there soon, my friend. I love you,”
And we love YOU Keith Lee! Everyone at WrestleTalk is sending Lucilius King our well wishes.
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