Keith Lee got what he wanted this week. But it still didn’t go well.
After Karrion Kross defeated a game Danny Burch, Keith Lee marched to the ring with a NXT contract in his hand. Kross and Scarlett stepped out as the champion told them that he pleaded with General Manager William Regal to make the championship bout. Lee signed it. Regal signed it. Now it was just on Kross.
Scarlett grabbed the folder and Kross signed. She took it back and kissed it before sliding it back to the Limitless One.
Lee picked it up and opened it to find a frickin’ fireball that seared his face!
So yeah, Keith Lee’s contract burned his eyes, perhaps via a magic kiss. He was tended by NXT officials, who had to guide him away from the ring. He was eventually taken to the hospital.
I’ve been a big fan of Karrion Kross’ presentation, but this may have been a bit too hokey for my tastes. You can let us know below if you dug it or not.
Either way, the championship match for TakeOver: XXX is set. It’ll be Keith Lee vs. Karrion Kross which has been presented as a major fight since Lee won the title. That’s a match to get excited for, fireball or not.
You can find the results to tonight’s episode at the live blog here.