Lance Archer Explains Why He Changed How He Performs His Blackout Finish

Lance Archer has been wrestling for two decades and has traveled all over the world during his time in the business.

Despite the years of bumps and travel, Archer has been fortunate to remain relatively healthy throughout his career.

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Speaking on AdFreeShows, Archer recalled his worst injury and how he's been able to take precautions to avoid a major injury again.

"The only major injury was back surgery in 2017 while I was in Japan. The surgeon took care of me tremendously well. I researched more ways to not injure myself. Obviously, there was rehab in helping me get back to strength and being able to get back in the ring, not knowing if that was going to happen or not. Now that I had the surgery it was, 'what are the things I need to do to avoid re-injuring myself?' Wrestling is dangerous and you can re-injure yourself at any moment, but there are things you can do and things you can stay away from on a physical level to continue move forward," he said.

Archer went on to say how Hulk Hogan would often say how he would regret doing the leg drop as his finish in his career because it messed up his back and hips.

Archer then told how he changed how he performed his finish to protect himself.

"The compression of the spine over and over is something you have to avoid and now it's something I avoid. My finish, the blackout, when I used to do it, I would sit down with it and take an ass bump. I don't do that anymore because of the compression it puts on the spine," said Archer.

Archer is set to join Minoru Suzuki on Wednesday's Dynamite to issue a challenge to Jon Moxley.

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