Timothy Thatcher Talks The Fight Pit, Explains How He Became A Wrestler
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Timothy Thatcher recently spoke with Sports Illustrated for an interview about the superstars career, where he spoke about his upcoming Fight Pit match against Tommaso Ciampa, how he became a wrestler, and much more.
You can check out some of the highlights below:
On wrestling in The Fight Pit:
The Fight Pit is a prime chance for me to show how I believe pro wrestling can be done, I’m very grateful at NXT, they let me be me. And this match is more about the struggle than it is the performance aspect, and Ciampa is definitely the right opponent to bring that out. Our first go [at TakeOver: WarGames] was quite rough, and now we get to follow that up.
On how he became a wrestler:
I became a referee, It was a new adventure. Since I wanted to be properly trained for the job, I took all the wrestling classes. I was picking it up too quickly, So I was asked to wrestle, and that’s how I got my start. One thing led to another, and it grew bigger and bigger,” Thatcher says. “I never thought I’d be in WWE. I never thought I’d wrestle for EVOLVE or wrestle in Germany. But as the adventure continues, that’s the way it’s been. And I made the decision that, if I was going to uproot my life to do this, I would do it the way I believed it needed to be done.
On his inspirations when it comes to wrestling styles:
I want to pay homage to the people that don’t get the respect they deserve, If I can pay a little homage to them, I’ll consider this all a success. And the Fight Pit is a wonderful opportunity to do that because it lets me be in my element.