Lance Archer hasn’t wrestled for AEW in a while, and there is a reason for that. He is seemingly plagued by injuries, and now he has another issue to deal with in that department.
In a backstage interview following NJPW Dominion, Lance Archer addressed his recent loss. While reflecting on the challenges he has faced in 2023, Archer disclosed that he had been grappling with a torn triceps. However, he made it abundantly clear that he has returned, ready to overcome any obstacle in his path.
“2023 hasn’t been the best year for me. The amount of disrespect that I feel all over the world right now, it pisses me off. Nearly 23 years in this business. One of the best, if not the best, big man to step in the f*cking ring. AEW, this message is for you. New Japan Pro-Wrestling, this message is for you. Every f*cking mark around the world, this message is for you. There’s a reason I haven’t been wrestling a lot, and it has nothing to do with bad booking, you dumb sh*ts. What everybody doesn’t even realize that I’ve been battling a torn tricep and I’ve kept getting it quiet. I didn’t tell everybody because I don’t need your sympathy, I don’t need your get well wishes. I don’t need anything. I just needed time, and now I’m back.”
Lance Archer expressed his desire for a rematch with Ospreay, emphasizing his determination to reclaim victory. He confidently proclaimed his return as “The Murderhawk Monster,” issuing a warning to all who dare to cross his path. Archer declared that no cage can contain his ferocity, as his teeth grow sharper and the steel weakens in his presence.
“Will Ospreay is truly one of the best in the business. We’re now 2-1. He’s bested me twice, I’ve beaten him once. There will be another time. I hope he wins that New Japan US Title because then I’m going to take it away from him. I respect Will Ospreay. I respect every single wrestler that I ever step in the ring with. So better as well respect my ass from now on. I’m done messing around. I’m done taking anybody’s sh*t.”
“The Murderhawk Monster is back. You’ve all been put on notice, and the only way you can avoid me taking me everything from everyone is to keep me in the cage, but the cage can only last so long because my teeth grow sharper, the steel grows weaker. I will get out and make everybody pay. It’s as simple as that. I’m the one you should be afraid of. Because it’s as simple as this. Everybody dies.”
Hopefully, Lance Archer can keep going strong, and he doesn’t experience any more setbacks along the way. His road in AEW wasn’t the smoothest one, but there is still hope that he will see a nice push in Tony Khan’s company if he can stay healthy.
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