WWE Announce Killer Kross & Timothy Thatcher Signings

Killer Kross and Timothy Thatcher, two highly sought after free agents, reported to the Performance Center, WWE has confirmed.

Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin reported the signings on WWE Backstage Tuesday night, with the promotion confirming it later that evening.

Thatcher's WWE signing was first reported by Casey Michael of Square Circle Sirens Tuesday morning, while Killer Kross was rumored to have signed for multiple promotions since his release from Impact Wrestling.

Now that both wrestlers are signed with the WWE, fans of the promotion likely want to know more about each competitor.

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Timothy Thatcher (left) and Killer Kross join the WWE Performance Center. WWE


Timothy Thatcher is a 36 year-old California native who began his professional wrestling career in 2005.

Best known for his work in Evolve, where he was the longest-reigning Evolve Champion (596 days in one reign), Thatcher has competed around the world holding multiple titles in various promotions.

He was the final title holder of Dragon Gate's Open the Freedom Gate Championship, a title held by Johnny Gargano, Ricochet and Drew McIntyre (going by Drew Galloway). Thatcher also competed for promotions including Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG), Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro) and Major League Wrestling (MLW) among others.

Timothy Thatcher has a long history with NXT UK Champion Walter. Thatcher and Walter competed in the faction Ringkampg - a precursor to Imperium - alongside Axel Dieter Jr. (now known as Marcel Barthel) in Progress, PWG and Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw). Walter and Thatcher captured the wXw tag team titles in 2017.

Walter responded to the signing on Twitter

Das Original! pic.twitter.com/gsEVSiZ7pi

— WALTER (@WalterAUT) February 4, 2020

Here's WWE.com's blurb about Thatcher:

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.


Killer Kross is a 34 year-old Las Vegas native who began his career in 2014.

While Kross doesn't have much gold in his past, he made an impact in every promotion he was a part of. After beginning his career in Global Force Wrestling (GFW) in 2015, he would wrestle for Lucha Underground as "The White Rabbit."

Kross' exploits aren't confined to the States as he wrestled for AAA, often teaming with Johnny Mundo (John Morrison). He has wrestled with and against many big name talents including Cody Rhodes.

However, Kross' biggest story would occur in Impact Wrestling. From 2018-2019 Killer Kross would get involved with the title picture being Austin Aries' muscle when he held the Impact World Championship.

He would eventually get into a title program with Johnny Impact (John Morrison), and even enter a Fatal Fourway match for the Impact Championship featuring Brian Cage and Moose. In 2019, Kross asked for his release from Impact and made his problems with the promotion public.

Impact Wrestling would eventually grant Kross his release, months after releasing his girlfriend Scarlett Bordeaux - who is currently signed with WWE - making him a free agent.

T I M E to play. ⏳💀❌@Lady_Scarlett13 https://t.co/Y7vwVFyZY7

— 🕳🐇Killer Kross ⏳💀❌ (@realKILLERkross) February 5, 2020

Here's WWE.com's blurb on Killer Kross:

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.