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Keith Lee Hopes His Patience With Swerve Strickland Doesn’t Run Out

Keith Lee is doing a balancing act right now.

Speaking on Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, Keith Lee previewed his match at ROH Final Battle, where he and Swerve Strickland will face off with Shane Taylor and JD Griffey. Lee noted how this is a homecoming of sorts for him, and the moment isn’t lost on him.

“No one can overlook how cool it is to be in their home state at any given point in time when they’re doing what they love to do, and then also be supported by people that are from the area or have some sort of representation,” Lee said. “It’s always a cool and really warm moment. So I’m grateful and appreciative.”

Lee then spoke about the recent friction between him and Swerve, noting that he’s trying to stay patient with his partner right now.

“I feel like we kinda had to put a pencil in that because it was such a sudden ordeal. I don’t know what it is with me trying to entertain interviews on-screen lately, but I can’t seem to even get a word out most of the time. The reality is, with Shane Taylor, I think that that in and of itself is something that people would have been interested in, even years back, because we were such a dominant tag team. The idea of opposition is probably interesting. I don’t think people truly understand how dangerous JD Griffey is,” Lee pointed out, “and take it from a person who does Muy Thai or used to do it with him. Now I just train on my own. I did not understand that the reason I was training on my own was because of this, but I have learned.

“There’s a lot to think about when it comes to those two guys. But in the moment, I feel like I have to only get ready because knowing them both and knowing how dangerous they both are, all I can do is mentally prepare myself, and for whatever trials and/or tribulations may come along with tagging with Swerve. He and I are obviously on talking terms, and I think the best way to put it is we are working on things. Me myself, as per usual, attempting to be a patient individual,” Lee explained. “All I can say is I hope that my patience does not run out, for the sake of the partnership and for the sake of not getting destroyed by Shane and JD. It’s a balancing act right now.”

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