Kassius Ohno def. Keith Lee

Keith Lee vs. Kassius Ohno: WWE NXT, Jan. 16, 2019

Fighting on behalf of his good friend Matt Riddle, Keith Lee goes toe-to-toe with "The Knockout Artist" Kassius Ohno. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Keith Lee’s noble efforts to avenge Matt Riddle following Kassius Ohno’s heinous attack on The King of Bros two weeks ago turned into another chance for NXT’s Knockout Artist to show the depths he’s willing to sink.

Ohno approached the Limitless Superstar methodically, drilling him with strikes but also seeking cover whenever Lee began to gain steam. Despite this, Lee stayed on the attack, much to Ohno’s chagrin. After suffering a pounce by Lee late in the bout, however, Ohno changed the complexion of the match by shoving Lee into the referee.

Intentional or not, the deed gave Ohno the opening he needed. The once-proud Superstar illegally low-blowed Lee outside the referee’s line of vision — an act reminiscent of Hideo Itami’s betrayal of Ohno in 2017 — and scored with the Rolling Elbow. The referee regained his senses just in time to administer the three-count in Ohno’s favor.

Outraged by the turn of events, Riddle raced into the ring, despite not being medically cleared to even second Lee during the match, but Ohno had already high-tailed it out of there. Instead of avenging Riddle, this chapter in the Ohno-Riddle rivalry only seems to have intensified their scorching hostility.

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