Lance Archer suffered a concussion during his match with Eddie Kingston on the October 23rd edition of AEW Dynamite, Wrestling Inc. has learned. During the match, Archer attempted a moonsault off the top rope but ended up landing on his head. He was checked out at ringside by the referee and ringside physician Dr. Michael Sampson. He then got back in the ring, where he was immediately rolled up by Kingston for the win.
Archer thanked AEW after the match for taking care of him. He also let fans know that he will be back soon.
“Listen. We choose to do this and take our health n lives in our hands every night,” Lance Archer wrote on Twitter. “I’ve done that move hundreds of times over my career. Just under rotated. Coulda been MUCH worse. Thank you to ALL at @AEW for taking AMAZING care of me and protecting me. I’ll BE BACK!”
Archer is in Minneapolis, however, he is not expected to perform at the Full Gear pay-per-view tonight. Archer is there to rehab his neck injury as he works towards his in-ring return.
Stay tuned for further updates on Lance Archer’s AEW in-ring return.
Update 11/14/2021: While we learned that Archer suffered a concussion during his match with Eddie Kingston, AEW President Tony Khan stated during the Full Gear media scrum that he is out of action due to a neck injury he suffered during the match. Archer apparently has cleared all concussion testing over the last several weeks.