Lance Archer took on Eddie Kingston during AEW Saturday Night Dynamite in the first round of the AEW World Title Eliminator tournament. That match ended prematurely after Archer landed right on the top of his head in a very scary moonsault botch. Kingston got a quick roll-up pin after Archer spoke to Doc Samson, and the Murderhawk Monster wasn’t happy about that at all.
Archer was able to update fans following that scary botch. It seems that he is okay, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to get right back in the ring.
It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Archer was checked out and he does not have a concussion. Dave Meltzer then went on to explain that Lance Archer was very mad about the entire situation backstage.
“I was told he passed all his tests backstage and he, you know, they’re pretty sure it’s not a concussion. They checked him in the moment for a concussion or they would have stopped it completely without going to a finish.”
“He did want to keep wrestling, but Doc Samson and everybody pretty much said ‘go right to the finish.’ He was telling them he wanted to continue, so that’s probably why he was upset backstage.”
It’s understandable that Archer was upset, because he had more of his match against Kingston to go. It is also unclear at this time whether Eddie Kingston was originally slated to win that match.
We will keep our eyes on this story for more developments. It seems that Archer is okay after that scary botch, but he might not be happy about how things turned out.
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