Lance Archer has tested positive for COVID 19.
Lance took to social media to reveal that when he returned home from the latest AEW Dynamite tapings, a family member was ill. He later found out that a friend had taken care of his family member and that the friend had tested positive for COVID. The end result is that Lance also tested positive for the virus.
Lance ended his message by saying he feels okay and is expected to return in two weeks.
When I returned from our last show, a family member was ill when I got home. I found out later a friend who had taken my family member to the Vet for our Dachshund was COVID positive. While at home, now I’ve also gotten sick tested positive. I feel ok, expect to see me in 2 wks— The Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer (@LanceHoyt) September 23, 2020
Archer was scheduled to team with Brian Cage and Ricky Starks on Wednesday's episode of Dynamite to face Jon Moxley, Darby Allin, and Will Hobbs. Following the news of Archer's positive test, Moxley took to social media to say he'll defend the AEW World Title on Dynamite.
Change of plans. I'm putting up the title tonight. Live TV babe. #AEWDynamite— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) September 23, 2020
It was later confirmed that Moxley will defend the title against Eddie Kingston on Wednesday's Dynamite.
Tonight on #AEWDynamite Live on TNT at 8pm ET/7 CT, JonMoxley v. Eddie Kingston for the AEW Championship! There were questions about if Eddie’s Battle Royale elimination was valid (Lance + Eddie were the final 2, Lance threw him off the top but not over), now Eddie gets his shot! https://t.co/mySZDyzjmP pic.twitter.com/bXLdmccBuO— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 23, 2020
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.