AEW Star Admits Frustration With Company Booking

Someone isn't happy with Tony Khan's creative direction on AEW programming.

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AEW's Jake Roberts admitted via his 'DDP Snake Pit' podcast that he's "frustrated" to see on-screen buddy Lance Archer "in the spot that he's in".

Former TNT Title challenger Archer hasn't wrestled a singles match on flagship show Dynamite since losing to Wardlow in just five minutes on the 27 April edition. His last win on the 'A' show came way back on 19 January (over Frankie Kazarian).

Roberts called Lance a "phenomenal athlete" who has "an unbelievable look". That's why it's confusing the ex-WWE legend that his client isn't smashing it on TV weekly. Jake did also relent that "the only thing Lance doesn’t do really well is talk", but said that's why Tony Khan brought him into the company.

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Things haven't been going well lately though.

It's interesting to hear Roberts openly criticise All Elite's booking this way on his pod. He's clearly annoyed that Archer hasn't been featured more prominently on TV, or been picking up many wins. The 'Murderhawk Monster' last worked a meaningful one-on-one vs. Hangman Page on the 9 February Dynamite.

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He's been picking up some independent bookings since, and also appearing mainly on Dark.

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