To ring in 2020, the IWGP United States Champion had some very chilling words for his opponent come January 4, starting with some references wrestling fans are well aware of.
“Let me tell you a story about a lunatic who thought he could try to be strong style. He left his safe little cage, he left his friends, he left the protection of a shield, but that shield of protection is gone,” states Archer.
Archer then talks about why Moxley had to drop the U.S. Championship and later goes on to talk about what he’s looking forward to being free under Texas Deathmatch rules.
“You lost something because you couldn’t show up to Japan. A little win scared you away and it was in my favor.
“I don’t have to pin you, I just have to hurt hurt you, so you never get up again. I’m going to do what your friends say their 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’d never show up in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. I’m going to make you wish you never jumped on that plane. I’m gonna make you wish January 4 didn’t exist. I’m going to make the flames so hot and so high that you’ll never come back again. You’ll never stand again, you’ll never fight again.
“Jon Moxley, you will die, because everybody dies.”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)
Watch Archer’s full promo below: