It’s unlikely we’ll see wrestlers jump from AEW to WWE, but the world’s largest wrestling promotion reportedly has eyes on Lance Archer.
We’ve seen plenty of wrestlers make the jump from WWE to AEW, and many of them, such as TNT Champion Brodie Lee and AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, have achieved a high degree of success on Wednesday nights at Daily’s Place.
But there are also some wrestlers WWE would like to sign from AEW, even though we haven’t seen anyone make that ambitious jump yet.
In his WWE and AEW News Roundup this week, Sportskeeda senior journalist Tom Colohue stated that Lance Archer is a wrestler WWE have “high interest” in. Colohue said that WWE “would really like to” sign Archer from All Elite Wrestling.
While Colohue mentioned that there are other wrestlers WWE have interest in from AEW, Archer is “one of the favorites at the moment”.
Lance Archer has become a big star in AEW
Archer is one of the biggest stars in All Elite, so it’s no surprise to hear that the “E” have a high degree of interest in signing the former NJPW star. He’s been a menace while aligned with Jake “The Snake” Roberts, performing as one of the company’s top heels.
It seems like the 43-year-old is enjoying his success at AEW greatly, as he has a world title shot coming up soon. Archer won the Casino Battle Royale at All Out on Sept. 5, which means he will face current world champion Jon Moxley at a future date. Moxley retained his title in the show’s main event, defeating MJF in sneaky fashion. And both Archer and Moxley had quite the history in New Japan.
Archer became a breakout star in 2019 at NJPW, holding the IWGP United States Championship as the culmination of his rise. A standout tag team and singles wrestler, Archer is one of the best power guys in all of wrestling and would be a great fit for WWE on paper.
But he’s having so much success in AEW, why would he leave? That said, interest is always flattering, and the interest WWE seems to have in Archer is another sign that this man is making waves and producing great work at his current company.