The number one contender for the AEW World Championship (Lance Archer) took to Twitter today to reveal that he’s tested positive for COVID-19. He says he was exposed to a family member who was sick. With that being said, he’ll be out of action for the next several weeks.
Archer was scheduled to team up with Brian Cage and Ricky Starks tonight on Dynamite to face Jon Moxley, Darby Allin, and Will Hobbs. Moxley tweeted the following today, saying,
“Change of plans. I’m putting up the title tonight. Live TV babe. #AEWDynamite”
AEW has since confirmed that it will be Moxley defending his title against Eddie Kingston tonight.
When I returned from our last show, a family member was ill when I got home. I found out later a friend who had taken my family member to the Vet for our Dachshund was COVID positive. While at home, now I’ve also gotten sick tested positive. I feel ok, expect to see me in 2 wks
— The Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer (@LanceHoyt) September 23, 2020
Change of plans. I'm putting up the title tonight. Live TV babe. #AEWDynamite
— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) September 23, 2020
As of now, Lance Archer is scheduled to challenge Moxley for the AEW World Championship at the upcoming AEW Anniversary Show on Wednesday, October 14.