Lance Archer has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling, the company has announced. AEW sent out a press release today confirming the news.
Archer, real name Lance Hoyt, has been wrestling since 2000, and since 2017 has been a consistent presence in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Before that, Archer had stints in TNA, Pro Wrestling Noah, and WWE, where he competed as Vance Archer on the now-defunct ECW brand. He recently faced off against Jon Moxley in a losing effort for the IWGP United States Championship at Wrestle Kingdom. In the past few weeks, his jump to AEW was considered all but finalized.
“Lance Archer is explosive, dynamic and unpredictable, making him perfect for AEW,” AEW CEO Tony Khan said of the signing. “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.”
Check out the full press release below:
“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.”
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