All Elite Wrestling has sent out a press release touting the signing of “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer.
Archer performed in TNA as Dallas and also under his real name Lance Hoyt from 2004 to 2009. He signed with WWE in 2009 and competed as Vance Archer until his release in November 2010.
Since then, Archer has had two lengthy stints with New Japan Pro Wrestling where he improved greatly and reinvented himself.
“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.”
Patriot’s Position: A good signing for AEW. Archer is a talented guy, and the company needs more “big guys” like Archer.