Image: MLW

Longtime veteran Timothy Thatcher has signed a WWE contract and has reported to the Performance Center.

The deal was first reported Tuesday by Squared Circle Sirens and later confirmed by our Dave Meltzer.

Meltzer tweeted recently that Thatcher has turned down WWE on several occassions, and that William Regal has been a longtime fan of his work.

Thatcher, a month shy of 37, has wrestled around the world in his 15-year career including EVOLVE, PWG, wXw, Dragon Gate USA, PROGRESS, and plenty of others. He remains the longest reigning EVOLVE champion of all time and had recently been working with MLW, losing to Brian Pillman Jr. in the Opera Cup semifinals.

While not officially announced by the company as of this writing, the WWE BT Sport tweeted a gif of Thatcher while Walter tweeted a pic of Ringkampf, the Imperium precursor of which Thatcher was a member. The two wrestled at a December EVOLVE show with the NXT UK Champion coming out victorious.

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