A new month and more Timothy Thatcher to discover. For the uninitiated, this is a long running project I’ve been working on. Basically, I view Thatcher as the best wrestler in the world. But, I’m not content with forming that opinion based only on what I have seen to this point. Thus, I am constantly seeking out matches of his to watch and review so that I can see the good, the bad, and the ugly to gain a better understanding of what makes Thatcher such a special worker. These are the Timothy Thatcher matches I watched in January of 2016,
Wrestling Cares Association: Supercard for a Super Cause (06-29-2013) Timothy Thatcher vs. Oliver John
Read the review over at Blue Thunder Driver.
Supreme Pro Wrestling: SPW Arena (08-15-2010) El Chupacabra vs. Timothy Thatcher
This is a Supreme Seven Series Falls Count Anywhere Match.
A meandering mess of a match, but one that is interesting to watch simply because of the awkward element Timothy Thatcher finds himself in. I’ve seen Thatcher death matches and super technical stuff, but flat out brawls are not something he seems to engage in all that often. The conceit with this match is that he and El Chupacabra are brawling all throughout the night. They interrupt other matches, disappear and come back at a later time, etc. Thatcher pulls out some of his familiar spots, like the European Uppercut to a prone opponent whom he lifts into the air. It’s fun to watch Thatcher try to implement his usual spots into a brawl. This isn’t good, it’s barely even a match, but it is interesting and when it comes to early Thatcher I always love digging up something far from what he has become today.