Lance Archer

  • Born: 02/28/1977 in Gause, Texas
  • Birthname: Lance Hoyt
  • Height & Weight: 6'8", 276 Ib
Titles Won:
  • IWGP United States Championship
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • GHC Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Davey Boy Smith Jr. (2) and Kid Kash (2)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament (2004) – with Kid Kash

Hoyt began his career in 2000 and worked in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from 2004 until 2009. In TNA, he wrestled first as Dallas, winning the NWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Kid Kash. After Diamond Dallas Page signed with TNA, he changed his name to Lance Hoyt and formed a rock band themed tag team with Jimmy Rave and Christy Hemme, the Rock N Rave Infection.

After Hoyt left TNA, he signed with WWE, where he worked until 2010 as Vance Archer. After he left WWE, he signed a contract with Japanese promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he works as Lance Archer. During his first years, he joined Minoru Suzuki’s Suzuki-Gun, winning the G1 Tag League 2011 with Suzuki. When Davey Boy Smith Jr. came to NJPW, they were paired as Killer Elite Squad, winning between 2014 and 2019 the IWGP Tag Team Championship twice, NWA World Tag Team Championship twice and NOAH’S GHC Tag Team Championship twice.

When Smith left the promotion in 2019, Archer became a singles wrestler, capturing the IWGP United States Championship. On February 26, 2020, it was announced that Archer had signed to All Elite Wrestling.

Other Notable Achievements: NJPW G1 Tag League (2011) – with Minoru Suzuki, AMW Heavyweight Champion, GPW Heavyweight Championship, HOW Undisputed Championship, Lions Pride Sports Heavyweight Championship, NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship, PCW Heavyweight Championship (3 times), PCW Tag Team Championship – with Wally Darkmon, PCW Television Championship, RCW Championship, TCW Heavyweight Championship