Keith Lee was one of the many wrestlers to be released by WWE last Thursday.
Lee broke his silence on the release in a statement posted on his Instagram account:
“Greetings and salutations. This day is my birthday! It is not a happy birthday, but it is one I am most grateful for. Several months ago, it was not a guarantee I would make it to this day, so there is positivity in that. I paid all my medical bills from the many offices and machines I frequented. There is positivity in that. And, I do find it amusing that people believe anyone but me paid for my medical expenses.
I was going to wait a couple weeks, but I think it's time to look toward the future, forward march as I like to say. I am capable of so much more and I can't wait to see what it looks like properly. I have a wide array of interests and abilities.... I also consider myself to be rather open minded. Here's to a future that, for all intents and purposes....seems Limitless.”
While with WWE, Lee was a former NXT Champion and also held the North American Championship. He battled with health issues earlier this year that kept him off TV. He was later given the “Bearcat” gimmick before being let go.
It was reported over the weekend that Lee was frustrated in the company and had some attitude issues according to some within WWE.