In a press release sent out earlier today by AEW, they announced a major signing. AEW announced that it had signed former IWGP United States Champion, Lance Archer. Please see below the press release in its entirety.
“The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer Joins All Elite Wrestling
— AEW Signs Renowned Wrestler Archer to Multi-Year Deal —
February 26, 2020 – All Elite Wrestling today announced a multi-year deal with Lance Archer, a global professional wrestling sensation renowned for his brutal, powerhouse moves including the Blackout and EBD Claw.
Archer, a Texas native, and former collegiate quarterback, is also known by his menacing monikers – “The Murderhawk Monster” and “The American Psychopath.” Standing at 6’8” and weighing in at 260 pounds, Archer’s dominating stature and natural athletic prowess have defined his 20-year career.
“I’ve been in the business for almost half of my life, but with AEW, I’m setting my sights on the best chapter of my career so far,” said Lance Archer. “This company champions the creative, competitive and electrifying environment that I’ve been waiting for my whole career. No matter where I go—no matter who steps in front of me—I’m the one you should be afraid of at AEW.”
“Lance Archer is explosive, dynamic and unpredictable, making him perfect for AEW,” said Tony Khan, President, and CEO of AEW. “He’s made his mark in every corner of the world. He’s brutal, colorful and will be a factor the minute he steps into the ring.”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) February 26, 2020
The addition of Archer leaves it open for various matchups as they approach Revolution. Lance Archer recently lost the IWGP United States Championship to Jon Moxley. Moxley will contend for the AEW World Championship this coming weekend. Could Lance Archer prove to seek retribution for losing his championship to Moxley and cost him a title win himself?