AEW will be continuing till 2023 after an expansion in their WarnerMedia deal. This means the company will be able to pay more money in order to sign top stars from other promotions. A NJPW talent could be signed eventually.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about Jeff Cobb defeating Lance Archer in singles competition in Atlanta this week, during NJPW’s United States tour. While it is a surprise, Archer is still in talks with AEW and might be joining the company soon enough.
Lance Archer is working in NJPW on a per tour contract. AEW could definitely sign him as he has proven his in-ring skills and story-telling in the ring.