WWE announced tonight two new signings of two top indie talents. Timothy Thatcher and Killer Kross were announced by Ryan Satin during WWE Backstage that they have signed with the company. Details of their deals were not revealed but these are two huge signings for WWE. You can view the announcement in the tweet below. You can also view WWE’s statement from their website on the two reporting to the Performance Center below as well.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) February 5, 2020
The newest recruits to report to the WWE Performance Center include two highly touted in-ring competitors.
Timothy Thatcher is a world-renowned mat wrestler widely regarded as one of the toughest grapplers inside the squared circle, and has competed against the likes of Drew McIntyre, NXT North American Champion Keith Lee and Matt Riddle, among others. Thatcher is a former EVOLVE Champion and WXW Unified World Champion. He’s also been a frequent tag team partner of NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER.
Kevin Kesar, better known as Killer Kross, is a towering competitor at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, and has a background in catch wrestling and sambo. Kesar has competed in India and Mexico, and was recognized as a rising star of the squared circle by the revered Cauliflower Alley Club in 2018.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: Well I certainly expected Kross to be heading to WWE and it looks like it is official. It will be interesting to see if he goes to NXT or if he goes straight to the main roster. It will also be interesting to see if his girlfriend Scarlett Bordeaux joins him as well. I am not that familiar with Thatcher, but the fact that they announced him signing along with Kross shows what a talent he must be. I can already hear the AEW diehards now complaining about Kross signing with WWE.