In the National Basketball Association, the trade deadline becomes one of the busiest times on social media. Everyone wants to know whose going where and who positions themselves into the next phase. In the world of pro wrestling, it’s always a deadline, and we’re always prepared to see which company will make the big splash. For WWE, it looks like today is there day.
Multiple news outlets, including WhatCulture and PWInsider, have reported that PROGRESS and MLW standout Timothy Thatcher has signed with the WWE. Based on several tweets from industry insiders and those who work closely with the Connecticut-based company, it seems as if Thatcher will be announced shortly in a WWE’s usual announcement of new talent reporting to the Performance Center.
My favorite wrestler in the world Timothy Thatcher has reportedly signed a deal with WWE so I hope he gets a ton of money, never starts a social media account, & they let him have matches at the PC filmed for Youtube. Thank you.
— Ryan Loco (@RyanLoco) February 4, 2020
Allegedly Tim Thatcher signed. If he isn’t signed he was at least at the PC yesterday when the new people started.
— Casey Michael (@ifyouseekcasey) February 4, 2020
Thatcher, a ring veteran, and former EVOLVE Champion adds even more experience to an already stacked 2020 acquisitions which also includes 17-year veteran Mercedes Martinez. With Timothy being 36, it will be interesting to see if they fast track him to the main roster, or if he will join his former EVOLVE roster mate Austin Theory in NXT for the foreseeable future.
For fans unknown to Thatcher’s work, they will quickly find that he already has an established connection with current NXT UK Champion WALTER and his Imperium stablemate, Marcel Barthel, as on the independent scene they are known as Ringkampf.
Thatcher was last seen at PROGRESS Chapter 99: With A Flake, Please defeating NXT UK superstar Kassius Ohno in an expected hard-hitting affair. Only time will tell as we expect an official announcement in the coming days from WWE.
Timothy Thatcher in WWE was the last thing I expected to hear today but not totally far fetched in how the company has been looking to beef up it’s roster with ROH and AEW also looking at the market. With Thatcher, you not only get a veteran of the mat game, but you also get another proven star that will not require much time in the PC and should be featured very soon on NXT television if that’s where they decide to go with his character. However, for me, I just want one image and it would make me very, very happy…
Never forget guys and gals, THE MAT IS SACRED!