Lance Archer made the jump to All Elite Wrestling earlier this year. He had previously spent over eight years with New Japan Pro Wrestling but it was time for a change.
In a recent interview with Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, Archer revealed what went into the thought process behind leaving New Japan and joining AEW. Here is the quote:
“Yeah, there was definitely stuff on the table. Obviously, my relationship with New Japan – I’d been there for eight and half years – there was an offer from them as well and nothing was quick. It was definitely a longer thinking process, a bigger decision process. I have a lot of faith and I did a lot of praying about this situation and it was one of those things.
It ultimately came down to the people in AEW were much more attentive to having me apart of AEW. The numbers were adding up in the right way. As I said, the prayers I was doing were leading me towards AEW and just everything was leading me towards it.
The opportunity to be apart of something that is growing, help that and help AEW become even greater than it already is, that challenge was just too enticing. Nothing was quick about the process. It took it’s time and I made some tough decisions, but ultimately the right decision in my opinion. That’s what led me to AEW and now we’re here, I’m ready to kick some ass.”
Archer is currently scheduled to face Cody at Double or Nothing to become the inaugural TNT Champion.
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