Lance Archer is officially All Elite.
All Elite Wrestling welcomed Lance Archer to the team on Wednesday, revealing that the former IWGP United States Champion has joined the promotion on a multi-year deal.
Archer revealed to Fightful in January that his deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling was "tour to tour." Sports Illustrated reported Archer had been in "high level" talks with AEW by the end of January. Archer recently competed against AEW star Jon Moxley at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14.
It is unknown when Archer will debut for the promotion.
AEW sent out the following press release:
“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.”
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.