AEW superstar Lance Archer was a recent guest on the Talk Is Jericho podcast where the Murderhawk Monster discussed his pairing with WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Archer reveals that there were other people pitched to work with Archer at the get-go, but that Roberts ended up being the deciding factor.
A couple different people were pitched. Jake was the deciding factor; his style, persona. His personality and mine were similar but different, a yin and yang. He’s smooth and cool with how he says stuff and what he does. The Murderhawk Monster is very chaotic and kick your teeth in. It was intriguing. Jake is a legend and me, being in Japan, there’s still a huge audience that didn’t know anything. It was a great transition to take somebody like Jake, who becomes the guy who re-introduces me to the American audience.
Archer later adds that Roberts doesn’t try to change anything about Archer, but offers sound advice for him to build off of.
He’s been awesome because he’s not somebody who tries to change me. He loves what I’m doing. But he goes, ‘Try this, with this.’ And it’s amazing advice that anybody at any point should listen to.
Full episode of TIJ is below. (H/T and transcribed by Fightful)