Keith Lee Set To Undergo Double Surgeries: ‘Time To Get Fixed’

Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland were scheduled to give fans the singles match they have long clamoured for at AEW Worlds End last month. Unfortunately, the match had to be cancelled last minute due to doctors pulling Lee from action. In Lee’s place, Dustin Rhodes unsuccessfully faced off against Strickland.

“1 leg… 2 legs … irrelevant,” Lee began a post shortly after being pulled from Worlds End. “Ask Cage. I was there. You saw me. Just because Doc pulled me does not make you safe. You may be chosen…. but I’m real. Wherever the next meeting happens, I swear to God you will regret every syllable. … That’s a promise little homie.”

In a post on social media, which came from a private account that Haus of Wrestling was asked not to share a link to, Lee gave the following update on his condition.

“Took roughly 19 years…. but I guess it’s my turn,” he writes. “Time to get fixed. Here’s to double surgeries. Certainly one way to start 2024.”

Lee did not provide any other details on his injuries or what surgeries he will be undergoing. Haus of Wrestling is working to find out more details and will bring them to you when we have them.

Lee and Strickland began tagging in February 2022 and adopted the name Swerve In Our Glory. The two men captured the AEW World Tag Team Championships a few months later at Dynamite: Fyter Fest Night 1, defeating defending champions The Young Bucks and Team Taz in a triple threat match. During their reign, they were victorious over top teams like The Lucha Brothers, The Gunn Club, and The Acclaimed. The latter of which eventually dethroned Lee and Strickland at Dynamite: Grand Slam.

The two began to schism during their tag titles rematch against The Acclaimed at Full Gear, with Lee ultimately walking out on Strickland after being pushed to use excessive force. They attempted to remain a unit but fully split when Strickland partnered with Prince Nana to form The Mogul Embassy. Lee’s last AEW match took place on the December 23 episode of AEW Collision, where he defeated Brian Cage.