It was announced today by All Elite Wrestling that Lance Archer has signed a multi-year deal with AEW. This was rumored for a few weeks, so it’s not a surprise that the big man has signed with AEW. Archer turns 43 years old in two days and started wrestling 20 years ago. Standing at 6’8″ or so, he’ll be one of the tallest wrestlers on the AEW roster.
Archer has worked all over the world in the wrestling business with stints TNA Wrestling (as Lance Hoyt), he spent under two years in WWE as Vance Archer and over the last decade he’s had a lot of success as Lance Archer. While working for New Japan Pro Wrestling, Archer won the IWGP US Title and the IWGP Tag Team Titles three times.
Here’s the press release that AEW released today to announce Archer’s signing.
“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.”
About AEW AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING in Las Vegas in May 2019. AEW is broadcasting two-hour weekly shows on TNT on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The action- packed matches take place in different cities across the nation each Wednesday. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), / AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube).