Lance Archer is a former WWE and Impact Wrestling superstar. When he started working with Impact Wrestling, it was called TNA at that time. NJPW recently spoke to him about his career. He had the opportunity to work with legendary wrestler Sting, in TNA.
Sting, for some, is one of the best wrestlers of all time. "My best moment with Sting was when they made a little movie, this kind of biopic of him. I go to be in it and hit him with a chair. That made me so happy (laughs)!
He and his family actually live very near me now. Really nice guy." He talked about how he started with TNA: "I was at an autograph show, and there were a lot of people from TNA there doing meet and greets. One of the girls from TNA there asked me why I hadn't joined yet and I said I'd tried and it didn't work out.
She asked me to give her a video and pictures, and a few days later I got asked to do a tryout. So I drove from Dallas to Nashville, by myself, for nine and a half hours." He also spoke about his time in the WWE: "I got an offer, signed, but I was only there for a year and a half before I got released.
At the time, there were a lot of rules there. I was told 'no' an awful lot, so it was very difficult. But I got to be in a battle royal at Wrestlemania. It was a good experience, all in all. Harry (Davey Boy Smith Junior) was there at the time. We weren't friends per se, but friendly."