On Saturday night at Double or Nothing, AEW Executive Vice President Cody went one-on-one with Lance Archer, with the winner becoming the inaugural TNT Champion. Many people, myself included, were of the belief that Lance would be walking away with the title, however, it was Cody who picked up the win during the marquee pay-per-view.
Lance dominated for the majority of the match, and following the show, people have questioned whether AEW made the right call in having both Brodie Lee and Lance Archer defeated in their AEW pay-per-view debuts.
Speaking to the media after the show, Cody revealed that Lance is one of the three best opponents he’s had the pleasure of sharing the ring with. However, after saying that, Cody would go on to add that he was initially tentative about AEW signing the former NJPW star:
“The recruitment of Lance Archer to AEW, Tony Khan and QT Marshall, they were really the ones were on that search. I questioned that search and I have no questions anymore. He’s one of the top three opponent I’ve ever had. I cannot wait to step back in the ring with him. A freak hybrid drug-free athlete — the things he can do, that’s what you want.”