AEW Star Explains Why WWE Run Didn’t Work Out

AEW Star Explains Why WWE Run Didn’t Work Out WWE/AEW

Current All Elite Wrestling star Lance Archer has explained why his WWE run in 2009 and 2010 didn’t work out.

Lance Archer has had successful stints in TNA and NJPW before making his way to All Elite Wrestling in 2020.

Since then, Archer has been spotlighted and featured in matches and feuds against the likes of Jon Moxley, Cody Rhodes and Hangman Adam Page.

Before becoming “The Murderhawk Monster” in NJPW and AEW, Archer was known as Vance Archer during his run with WWE on the ECW brand in 2009 and 2010.

Speaking on the Snake Pit podcast, Lance Archer explained why his WWE run didn’t work out better. He said:

“I think my very short time there was a very different time in the business for the company, for myself.”

“I remember I had a conversation with Batista one time because he was still heavily involved when I first got on the road with them.”

“And he was like, ‘Man, I wouldn’t want to be a heel in this day and age of wrestling…'”

Noting that his run concided with WWE’s shift to PG programming, Archer mentioned that he didn’t know if that was the reason it didn’t work out, but it may have played a part to it.

Lance Archer is currently on the AEW roster, but he has noted that he has not signed a new deal with the promotion after spending the past four years with the Tony Khan-led company.

Transcription via Wrestling Inc.

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