The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar are two of the greatest and most iconic professional wrestlers to ever step inside a ring, and a former AEW star has compared himself to the two former WWE Champions.
During a recent interview with Wrestling Inc, Lance Archer compared himself to The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, in the fact that he can take a loss and not have it negatively impact his career:
“Well, you know, it’s a fight. Everybody goes through ups and downs and wins and losses, bumps in the road, and I don’t let anything like that slow me down. I think there’s some people out there in the wrestling world, you know, fan base and whatnot, ‘oh. you lost. You lost. You lost,’ and it’s like so what? Everybody in this business has lost. Undertaker’s lost at WrestleMania, and that was never supposed to happen, but it did.
“Brock Lesnar, the baddest man in the business, he’s lost to some of the most interesting people in the world. So to lose a match doesn’t mean the end of the world in professional wrestling and absolutely didn’t mean the end of the ‘Murderhawk Monster’ in AEW, and actually, it just focused me more to push forward, push harder and become even bigger, stronger, meaner badder and kick more ass than I ever had before.”
To be fair to Lance Archer, who is currently battling COVID, he did lose his first title match and first PPV match in AEW to Cody at Double or Nothing, but has still felt like a big deal for the promotion.
Archer would have been facing Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship tonight if it wasn’t for his positive COVID test. Instead, Moxley will be in action tonight against an opponent of Eddie Kingston’s choosing.