Keith Lee Wanted Shane Taylor For ROH Final Battle
Keith Lee requested Shane Taylor for ROH Final Battle 2022
Ahead of ROH’s final PPV of the year, Final Battle 2022, Shane Taylor made a shock appearance on AEW Rampage, challenging former Pretty Boy Killers team-mate Keith Lee to a match at the PPV.
Lee will begrudgingly team with Swerve Strickland to take on the team of Taylor and JD Griffey, and during the pre-Final Battle press conference, ROH President Tony Khan spoke of Taylor’s impending ROH return:
“I don’t want to get into contractual status specifically, but I was excited to have him here,” Khan said. “Obviously, he’s been a great champion in Ring of Honor, and there’s a lot of great wrestlers in Ring of Honor, and we have a great roster here in AEW. Now as we’re doing more Ring of Honor events, I’ve looked to bring in people that have had success in Ring of Honor and also people that have had success all over the world and try to build a new, exciting version as we’re going into Final Battle.
“I think that’s something that I’m looking forward to seeing at Final Battle is seeing former partners colliding, and then how does that play into Keith Lee’s current partner drama. He’s got drama with his current partner in Swerve Strickland, and he’s for a former partner in Shane Taylor, who wants some payback and some resolution. Shane Taylor’s got another former partner there in JD Griffey. So it’s a family affair.”
Khan continued, revealing that Lee himself suggested bringing Taylor in for the show:
“It should be very exciting at Final Battle to see Shane Taylor now in this new Ring of Honor,” Khan said. “To be fair, it hasn’t been that long that we’ve been doing these Ring of Honor shows. It’s only my third pay-per-view and third full Ring of Honor event, but Shane Taylor is somebody from the beginning, it’s been a good name we’d consider, and I think when the situation with Keith Lee came up, it was actually Keith Lee, when we were talking about ideas, Keith Lee brought it up to me. I thought it was a great idea, and when I think when people have good ideas like that, I wanna support them. So I thought Keith had something there.”