A former champion has recalled being in the process of signing elsewhere before signing with WWE.
In 2021, Wes Lee alongside Zachary Wentz, then known as Nash Carter, signed with WWE after their deals with IMPACT Wrestling expired.
The former Rascalz became known as MSK and went on to become two-time NXT Tag Team Champions before Wentz was released from the company in April 2022. Since then, Lee has become a prominent part of the NXT brand as a record breaking North American Champion.
Appearing on Phil Strum’s Under The Ring podcast, Wes Lee looked back on how he and Zachary Wentz ended up signing with WWE. He said:
“There was a time period where myself and Zachary Wentz were tagging around the world and we were at a show in Los Angeles called PWG and it was the second night of the Battle of Los Angeles and we had a match where we tagged with our Japanese wrestling father, CIMA, under the Strong Hearts mantel and we had a great match and also during that time period, we got to meet Mr. William Regal and he voiced to us the admiration for our wrestling style and the way that we are really carving a path with the style that we have and how we’re connecting with fans and he expressed his interest in having us.”
“Unfortunately at that time, we were in the process of signing a contract with another company and as that time period happened to go through, some really good friends that we had in our lives made sure that certain individuals knew that-that contract was coming up and we were brought in, we were looked at and we were evaluated and we came to the understanding that they really enjoyed what it is that we produce and they wanted to make something happen and once we put the pen to paper, it was hit the ground running. We debuted in the Dusty Cup Classic and never stopped running from there.”
Wes Lee is coming off his biggest loss in recent memory as Dominik Mysterio defeated him to win the North American Championship on the July 25 edition of WWE NXT.
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