5 WWE Superstars who could replace Keith Lee in the US title match at Elimination Chamber 2021
Keith Lee isn’t officially removed from the Elimination Chamber 2021 pay-per-view, he wasn’t mentioned on the RAW before the event. He is scheduled to face Bobby Lashley and Riddle in a United States title triple threat match. Whenever that happens, at least in the last six-eight months, WWE fans automatically assume that it’s COVID. It doesn’t help that his partner Mia Yim got COVID at the end of January.
Either way, there is a possibility that Keith Lee will be quietly pulled from the match or replaced. If the latter happens, here are five potential candidates to replace Keith Lee at Elimination Chamber:
#5. Braun Strowman – An appropriate replacement for Keith LeeBraun Strowman
Braun Strowman is certainly a suitable replacement for Keith Lee, albeit a bit random. Braun Strowman questioned WWE authority figure Adam Pearce about not being selected to compete for the WWE title in the Elimination Chamber match.
If Braun Strowman does happen to replace Keith Lee, then there’s no doubt that he should win the title. So far, the only singles gold that Braun Strowman has held are the Intercontinental and Universal Championships. He also had a couple of brief stints as the RAW Tag Team Champion.
Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley would be explosive in the ring, and Riddle added to that equation only makes the match more appealing. Riddle vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Keith Lee is still the match that we want to see, but Braun Strowman wouldn’t be a bad replacement.
Ever since he was written out of RAW, Braun Strowman has taken a bit of a backseat. It seems cyclical with Braun Strowman – WWE either puts him in important spots, or he has no significant role on TV.
Keith Lee, on the other hand, has been important to WWE TV ever since his debut back in the RAW after SummerSlam.#4. Elias – Another unlikely Keith Lee replacementElias and Jaxson Ryker
Elias and Jaxson Ryker
Elias could replace Keith Lee, but he hasn’t had a very important role on RAW. In December, he brought back Jaxson Ryker to the fray while Steve Cutler was released.
Elias had a series of matches with Jeff Hardy that saw mixed results, but the feud ended quietly. Since Elias hasn’t been up to much on RAW, he would make sense as a replacement for Keith Lee – but he would most likely end up being the man pinned at the end.
#3. Mustafa AliMustafa Ali
Mustafa Ali hasn’t been doing too much either. His role with RETRIBUTION has taken a back seat on RAW, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t replace Keith Lee. In fact, a United States Championship win might do more for Mustafa Ali than it would for Keith Lee.
Keith Lee is guaranteed to be on an upward trajectory, but Ali not so much. His RETRIBUTION run hasn’t delivered as expected, but that’s more on WWE than on him.
If he replaced Keith Lee, he could be the dark horse to win the United States title at Elimination Chamber 2021.