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Lance Archer returns, attacks Hangman Page on AEW Dynamite

Archer had been sidelined with an injury since October.

Lance Archer returned tonight following an injury absence, attacking AEW World Champion Hangman Page.

Archer appeared in an in-ring segment involving Dan Lambert and Page. Archer appeared, teased going after Lambert, but then attacked Page. Archer hit his Blackout finisher on Page through a chair, laying out the champ.

Prior to his return, Archer was last seen in AEW on the October 23 Dynamite, where he suffered what was described as a neck injury after landing on his head on a botched moonsault attempt during a match with Eddie Kingston in the AEW World title eliminator tournament.

Archer has challenged for both the World title and the TNT title in his AEW career. He dropped the World title match to Jon Moxley on Dynamite's first anniversary show in October 2020. He also dropped the finals of the tournament to crown the first TNT Champion to Cody Rhodes at Double or Nothing in May 2020.

Archer defeated Jon Moxley for the IWGP United States title in July 2021 before losing it to Hiroshi Tanahashi at NJPW Resurgence the next month.