All Elite Wrestling announces signing of Dallas-native Lance Archer
Lance Archer’s rise into the world of professional wrestling continues.
All Elite Wrestling announced the signing of the 6-8 tall Austin man who will be from Cedar Hill on Wednesday afternoon.
“I’ve been in business almost half my life, but with AEW I have my sights set on the best chapter of my career yet,” said Archer in a statement. “This company is committed to creating the creative, competitive, and electrifying environment I’ve been waiting for throughout my career. No matter where I go – no matter who steps in front of me – I am the one you should be afraid of at AEW. “
AEW, the first legitimate competition for world wrestling entertainment on US television in two decades, debuted on TNT last October and filmed a December episode of the show in Garland at the Curtis Culwell Center.
For Archer, who is soon to be 43, “The American Psycho” has seen a revival in his career. His portfolio continued to grow in 2019 as one of the most utilized talents in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Last June, when NJPW first arrived in Dallas, Archer beat Will Ospreay in front of an audience in his hometown on the opening night of the G1 Climax.
A few months later, Archer Juice defeated Robinson to win the vacant IWGP United States Championship, his first individual title with NJPW.
“When you get into the business, some guys and girls get it right away,” Archer, real name Lance Hoyt, told the Dallas Morning News in 2019. “They understand exactly who they are and what they should be.” to do. Some of us take a little longer, and I was one of them. “
Fans can also remember Archer from his time at WWE, he briefly worked for the world’s largest wrestling company under the name Vance Archer from 2009 to 2010.