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In the Thatch of Things (January 2016)

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.

Bill Thompson

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Bill Thompson

I am the almighty Bill Thompson, father of a little girl, husband to an awesome wife, a paramedic/firefighter, and a fan of the Chicago Cubs. I've been writing about wrestling for some time now. You can find me writing about great matches at Blue Thunder Driver, or matches people have suggested I watch at Random Match Generator. I write about free matches legally available to watch online at Free Pro Wrestling and am a contributor to the Cubed Circle Newsletter. I'm also the Senior Writer for the magazine/website The Tag Rope. I'm happy to be on the Wrestling with Words ship, and have I mentioned I am a fan of the Chicago Cubs? Cause I am, like huge, as in they are my #1 priority. Just making sure we're on the same page...


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