32 Facts About Lance Archer


Lance Archer makes sporadic appearance for New Japan Pro-Wrestling.


Lance Archer is known for his time with WWE as Vance Archer, and impact Wrestling under his real name and as Lance Rock.


When Smith left the promotion in 2019, Lance Archer became a singles wrestler, capturing the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, a championship which he eventually regained for a record-tying second time in 2021.


In February 2020, it was announced that Lance Archer had joined All Elite Wrestling, though he remained making appearances for NJPW.


Lance Archer spent the next four years working on the Texas independent circuit, using the ring names Lance Steel and Breakdown, the latter being a character created in the spur-of-the-moment by Hoyt in Corpus Christi when he had forgotten his usual ring attire and was forced to wrestle in his street clothing.


Lance Archer feuded with Team Canada throughout mid-2005, and lost to Abyss at Sacrifice.


Lance Archer lost to Monty Brown at Bound for Glory and was involved in the 10-man Gauntlet match later in the night to determine the number one contender for Jeff Jarrett's NWA World Heavyweight Championship.


Lance Archer later began teaming with Matt Bentley in mid-card tag matches until a misinterpreted steel chair incident led Bentley to believe Hoyt had "screwed" him, and he severely turned on him with a spontaneous brawl by ringside, consisting of several chairshots.


Lance Archer lost to Abyss, who won a bye to the tournament finals for a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.


Lance Archer kissed Hemme after the match, thus re-establishing himself as a heel.


Lance Archer then became part of a tag team managed by Hemme alongside the returning Jimmy Rave, later named The Rock 'n Rave Infection.


Lance Archer wrestled in WWE's developmental promotion Florida Championship Wrestling under the ring name Lance Archer, after his father.


Lance Archer continued his winning streak when he defeated Dreamer on the December 17,2009 episode of WWE Superstars.


The next week on Superstars, Lance Archer was defeated by Benjamin, thus breaking his streak of not being pinned.


Lance Archer accidentally struck Hawkins outside the ring, after which the two argued and a distracted Lance Archer lost the match.


On November 19,2010, Lance Archer was released from his contract along with five other wrestlers.


From July 23 to August 8, Lance Archer took part in the 2014 G1 Climax, where he finished tied sixth in his block with a record of four wins and six losses.


Shortly afterwards, Lance Archer competed in the 2019 G1 Climax, his first participation since 2014; he participated in the A Block, with a final standing of 6 points, failing to advance to the finals.


Lance Archer lost the title to Moxley in a Texas Deathmatch at Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 4,2020.


Lance Archer later came back to NJPW due to his membership with Suzuki-Gun.


Lance Archer is not recognised on the NJPW personnel but he makes appearances on the NJPW Strong.


Lance Archer finished with a total of 6 points, failing to advance to the semi-finals.


On February 26,2020, Lance Archer signed a multi-year deal with All Elite Wrestling.


Lance Archer dressed up as Lee's classic look, with his team winning.


At Revolution, Lance Archer faced Cody Rhodes, Scorpio Sky, Penta El Zero M, Max Caster, and surprise entrant Ethan Page, with Sky winning.


The next week at AEW Fyter Fest Night 2, Lance Archer defeated Moxley to become a record-tying two time champion.


Lance Archer was a participant in the Casino Ladder match, won by Adam Page.


Lance Archer then participated in the eliminator tournament for an AEW World Championship match where he faced Eddie Kingston in the first round.


Lance Archer was scheduled to defeat Kingston, but due to falling on his head after a botched moonsault, the match was quickly ended with Kingston rolling up Lance Archer for the win.


Later, it was discovered that Lance Archer suffered a jammed neck as a result of the botched spot.


Hoyt, as Vance Lance Archer, made his only video game appearance in WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011.


Lance Archer attended Texas State University, where he played college football as a quarterback.