He has performed for every top company around today and has won many tag team titles in most of those companies. The first time we saw Lance Archer was in TNA under the name Dallas and whilst he went on to change his name and character many times he has always evolved into an even better in ring performer. Along the way he not only has worked for TNA but WWE and now NJPW where he and his Tag Team Partner Davey Boy Smith JR call themselves The Killer Elite Squad, who are arguably the most dominant tag team in Japan. After one of us saw him perform for Rev Pro at the York Hall this month we reached out to him and he was more than willing to do this interview.
UWR: What is your earliest memory of Pro Wrestling ?
Lance : Earliest memory was Taker locking Ultimate Warrior in a coffin. Traumatic!
UWR: Where did you train and who trained you to be a Pro Wrestler ?
Lance:Trained in Austin Tx at SWWF under a man named Solo Fitala
UWR: Who were some of your influences in wrestling ?
Lance: Influences in wrestling. Taker. Sting. Jeff Hardy
UWR: Are Your Friends and Family supportive of your Pro Wrestling Career ?
Lance: My Fam and friends are very supportive. It took awhile for my Dad to accept it. But. He was always supportive. Friends may not have understood it. But did support.
UWR: Who was your first ever match against and what do you remember most about it ?
Lance: My first match was against a guy named Tarzan Taylor. It went well considering I had a month of training. He got heat by not getting in the ring for the first 10mins!
UWR: What is the best match you have ever seen ?
Lance: I’ve seen too many to narrow it down to one. But the one I most enjoyed live was Tanahashi vs Okada at the Tokyo Dome in 2015 (I believe that’s the date)
UWR: Do you have a favourite match of your own or opponent that you enjoyed working with ?
Lance: Again. Too many to name. I will say AJ Styles is truly Phenomenal! If one has a bad match with him. They must be really bad!
UWR: What is your proudest moment from your time in Pro Wrestling ?
Lance: So many proud moments. Wrestling in front of my 3 young nieces and them actually enjoying it! That’s a pretty proud moment
UWR: If you could choose one wrestler in history to have a match with who would it be ?
Lance: I’ve always said Sting. He’s the reason I got into the biz!
UWR: Do you have any goals in Pro Wrestling that you have not yet achieved ?
Lance: Being a true Singles World Champion with a major company!
UWR: What advice would you give to someone that wants to become a Pro Wrestler ?
Lance: Perseverance is Key! You’ll have more downs than ups. More NO than yes. Never give up if it’s truly ones dream and passion!
UWR: What Do you like to do in your spare time ?
Lance: I love relaxing at home w my family and dogs and going to afternoon movies when no one else is there!