Lance Archer has been one of the biggest AEW acquisitions of the year. He is currently set to face Cody at Double or Nothing for the TNT Championship. Now, he has revealed why he left New Japan Pro Wrestling for AEW.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Archer mentioned that the opportunity to work with AEW was too good to pass up.
Here is the full quote:
“Everything felt right. The opportunity that was being presented with a company like AEW that was just too good to pass up, man. There were too many cool things coming at me at the exact same time. It’s an opportunity to come home. An opportunity to be on TV in the United States of America. I hadn’t done that on a regular basis in over 10 years. The opportunity to be in front of the U.S. fans and my family, my friends on a consistent basis, along with just the opportunity to be in there with so many different guys that I’ve never even touched the ring with,”
Archer also talked about who he would like to wrestle in AEW, including a few people he has wrestled in New Japan.
“I worked with Kenny Omega in Japan. But we never wrestled each other. Sammy Guevara in Texas many years—never wrestled each other. Brodie Lee now at AEW. Never wrestled each other. I’ve wrestled Mox once. And that was in Japan. So I’d love to recreate that in the States. Cody and I have never wrestled each other. And we’re going to do that on the 23rd at Double or Nothing. There’s so many cool opportunities that kind of came my way all at the time. Family, friends, my faith, were all pointing in the direction of AEW. Here I am kicking ass,”
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