NJPW star and IWGP United States champion Lance Archer released a chilling video promo calling out his WrestleKingdom 14 opponent Jon Moxley, who Archer promises is in for a world of pain when they meet on January 4th. Archer subtly jabs at Moxley’ WWE past, referencing Seth Rollins’ “burn it down” catch phrase and warns the former champion that he should not underestimate him in any way.
Let me tell you a story about a lunatic who thought he could try and be strong style. He left his safe little cage. He left his friends. He left the protection of his shield. But that shield of protection is gone. I’m talking about Jon Moxley. You lost something because you couldn’t show up to Japan. A little wind scared you away and it was in my favor. Now let me tell you about me. The Murderhawk monster. The one you should be afraid of. The one that you shouldn’t underestimate.
This is my time. Not you, or anybody else. No little shit is going to come in and take my title. I’m the U.S. champion, and there’s nothing you or anyone can do about it. And on January 4th, I’m going to have a good time, a really good time, but it’s not going to be a good time for you because in this Texas Deathmatch I don’t have to pin you, I just have to hurt you so you never get up again. I’m going to do to you what your friends said they were going to do. I’m going to set you ablaze. I’m going to burn you to the ground. I’m going to make you wish you never showed up in New Japan Pro Wrestling. I’m going to make you wish you’d never jumped on that plane. I’m going to make you wish that January 4th never existed.
I don’t care who you think you are. I don’t care if you think you’re a lunatic. I don’t how crazy your fans think you can be…you’re not me. YOu have no idea what pain you’re in for. You have no idea what’s coming for you. Well let me tell you what’s coming for you…it’s me Jon Moxley. It’s me Lance Archer. It’s me the Murderhawk Monster…and there’s nothing that can stop me.
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