Lance Archer is one of the best wrestlers on AEW's roster. He can brawl, wrestle, fly, put on great death matches, and has put over so many people in the company that it's ridiculous. I understand that people might not think he's "World Champion Material" but when he picked up the AEW World Championship during his filler feud with the whiny cowboy, it looked quite good in his hands. It certainly looked better in his hands than it did in Hangman's or REDACTED's hands, MJF floundering deserves it's own thread TBH.
But sure, he's a little "old" to be world champion and isn't a huge name to carry the company, but he'd build his stock a lot better if he actually got booked on TV and won some matches that have meaning. Every time I see him make an entrance, he gets a pop. He had a pretty big pop at Forbidden Door. He just needs to be given a chance. Doesn't need to be the world title. There are two other singles belts in the company that I think he could be a great champion with. The TNT belt has been eluding him since the damn thing's inception. He'd be a much better TNT champion than Scorpio Sky or Wardlow could ever be and a nice brutal match that sees him take down Samoa Joe would be great. With the All Atlantic title, he could do what Pac did with it and defend it in Indie promotions or hell even defend it in NJPW to keep that relationship going instead of slipping away like it seems to be. Lance Archer absolutely squashing Orange Cassidy and doing the "boot on chest" pin would do tremendous things to build his AEW stock back up and give the dude a reason for being in the company.
I really don't understand why so many people llke a guy like Eddie Kingston, arguably the worst in ring wrestler the company has, and who isn't champion material in the slightest yet a dude like Lance Archer is stuck squashing jobbers on dark and elevation. For Christ's sake, Lance Archer is the only person in AEW (REDACTED doesn't count) to beat Moxley clean. Everyone else that has ever faced Moxley and beaten him has cheated in some form except Lance Archer.
Anyone else think Archer is underrated and deserves better? What cool Lance Archer matches would you like to see in AEW if he ever was to get a title?