Keith Lee discusses tag match at ROH Final Battle, history with Shane Taylor & JD Griffey

Ahead of he and Swerve Strickland's tag match at ROH Final Battle, Keith Lee chats his history with Shane Taylor and J.D. Griffey

Keith Lee speaks about the upcoming tag match. 

This past Friday on AEW Rampage, as Keith Lee was being interviewed about his on-screen partnership with Swerve Strickland, he was approached by former tag team partner Shane Taylor

Taylor informed Lee that he and Texas native J.D. Griffey will be competing at ROH Final Battle on December 10th against Lee and his partner Swerve Strickland. 

Keith spoke about his history with both J.D. and Shane while on Sports Guys Talking Wrestling. As far as Swerve goes, Keith hopes his patience does not run out for the sake of their partnership and for the sake of not being beaten by Taylor and Griffey. 

I feel like we kind of have to put a pencil in that [what’s going on with him & Swerve Strickland] because it was such a sudden ordeal, right? 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 but… 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 J.D. Griffey truly is and take it from a person who does Muay 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. It’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 because he and I are obviously on talking terms and I think the best way to put is we are working on things and me, myself as per usual, attempting to be a patient individual, 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 J.D. so, it’s a balancing act right now.

As of this writing, the lineup for Final Battle is listed as followed: 

  • ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Claudio Castagnoli (If Castagnoli loses, he must join Jericho Appreciation Society)
  • ROH Pure Championship: Daniel Garcia (c) vs. Wheeler Yuta
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Athena
  • ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Juice Robinson
  • Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland) vs. Shane Taylor & J.D. Griffey

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Sports Guys Talking Wrestling with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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