The names who were told to get additional training are primarily names who many would agree would need ring time but there was a lot of shock in the company when Keith Lee was among those listed. The names are the list include Lee, Otis, Dabba-Kato, Dio Maddin (Mace), and AJ Styles’ bodyguard Omos.
According to a report from Ringside News, the issues with these wrestlers may have originated with Bruce Prichard.
RSN reports that Prichard is not a fan of the way the NXT wrestlers are trained and he is said to “bury the way NXT trains talent” to Vince McMahon. Prichard has a lot of influence in the company and, aside from the McMahon’s themselves, is said to be one of the most powerful people behind-the-scenes along with Kevin Dunn.
Lee being on that list comes as a surprise, especially since so many people put over his in-ring work before he was signed by the company.