Update On Keith Lee, Others Being Sent To WWE Performance Center

The order reportedly came from Vince McMahon...

A few eyebrows were raised following recent reports that a number of larger wrestlers were being sent to WWE's Performance Center to work on their in-ring skills - namely Keith Lee.

Lee was mentioned in reports as being forced to attend two-day-a-week classes at the PC to sharpen parts of his in-ring game (along with Otis, Dabba Kato, Dio Maddin, and Omos) . The sessions are reportedly the result of Vince McMahon throwing a fit over recent matches involving unnamed talents.

While some view this as an insult to a wrestler as well-regarded as Lee, Dave Meltzer spoke on Sunday morning's Wrestling Observer Radio about McMahon's mindset toward the larger wrestlers, and how the training sessions might not necessarily be considered a "demotion". Traditionally, McMahon has liked to present his "giant" wrestlers a certain way, and apparently feels the brawnier wrestlers on his roster don't reflect his personal vision.

"In Vince's mind, they're not ready," Meltzer says. "I don't know that it's so much of a 'demotion', though it could be, as maybe Vince just wants to get these big guys ready. Now if you're going to teach guys to work a way that's not to their strengths, I suppose you could still improve them in certain ways."

The training seasons are reportedly being conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays by Adam Pearce and Drew Gulak. 

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.