They did what they were supposed to do. Archer tried to overpower Kota. Kota used his speed to try to counter it. The match played out how you would expect. Good.
Archer even busted out some cool movez. This was both cool to watch and made sense from the perspective that him getting away from his literal/metaphorical strength arguably cost him the match. Good.
I want a Lance Archer year-long NEVER title reign where he barely survives a challenge every month from one of the juniors until one of them finally beats him at a Wrestle Kingdom. I don’t ask for much. (***1/2)