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Lance Archer

UNIT

Suzuki gun 

HEIGHT

203cm 

WEIGHT

120kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

28 Feb 1977 

Lance Archer
HEIGHT
203cm 
WEIGHT
120kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
28 Feb 1977 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Austin, Texas, USA 
DEBUT
2000 
FINISH HOLD

Blackout, Chokeslam, Dark days, Moonsault press, Killer Bomb (Double Team Move), EBD Claw

 
THEME SONG
Everybody dies 
TWITTER
@LanceHoyt 

BIOGRAPHY

At over 2 meters tall, “The American Psycho” Lance Archer can prove to be an unsettling and brutal opponent in the ring.

Debuting in July 2000, Archer has competed all over the world, including TNA and the WWE. In June of 2011, though, he joined Suzuki-Gun and formed the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team title winning K.E.S. (“Killer Elite Squad”) with Davey Boy Smith Jr.

With big wins over Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan, KES won IWGP Tag Team Championship gold on a pair of occasions over 2012 and 2013, and when Suzuki-gun headed to Pro Wrestling NOAH between 2015 and 2017, the team dominated, holding GHC Tag Team gold for the bulk of their exodus. 

At New Year Dash 2017, Suzuki Gun made a shocking return to New Japan Pro Wrestling, and KES made it clear that they were gunning for the IWGP Tag Team Championships once more. This campaign was a successful one, as Archer and Smith triumphed over tough competition in War Machine and the Guerillas of Destiny to once again hold the gold. That reign came to an end on Januray 4 2018 at Wrestle Kingdom 12, and despite a strong run in that year’s World Tag League, KES would break up at the end of the 2019 New Japan Cup, whereupon Archer focused on his work as a singles wrestler, entering the G1 Climax for the first time in 5 years.

 

At over 2 meters tall, “The American Psycho” Lance Archer can prove to be an unsettling and brutal opponent in the ring.

Debuting in July 2000, Archer has competed all over the world, including TNA and the WWE. In June of 2011, though, he joined Suzuki-Gun and formed the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team title winning K.E.S. (“Killer Elite Squad”) with Davey Boy Smith Jr.

With big wins over Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan, KES won IWGP Tag Team Championship gold on a pair of occasions over 2012 and 2013, and when Suzuki-gun headed to Pro Wrestling NOAH between 2015 and 2017, the team dominated, holding GHC Tag Team gold for the bulk of their exodus. 

At New Year Dash 2017, Suzuki Gun made a shocking return to New Japan Pro Wrestling, and KES made it clear that they were gunning for the IWGP Tag Team Championships once more. This campaign was a successful one, as Archer and Smith triumphed over tough competition in War Machine and the Guerillas of Destiny to once again hold the gold. That reign came to an end on Januray 4 2018 at Wrestle Kingdom 12, and despite a strong run in that year’s World Tag League, KES would break up at the end of the 2019 New Japan Cup, whereupon Archer focused on his work as a singles wrestler, entering the G1 Climax for the first time in 5 years.

 

FINISH HOLD

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    EBD Claw

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