June 16, 2021

TIMOTHY THATCHER

Timothy Moura is a 38-year-old professional wrestler from Alameda County, California. He is currently signed with the WWE and performs on NXT under the ring name, Timothy Thatcher.

Moura made his wrestling career debut in September 2005 for Supreme Pro Wrestling in a losing match against Drake Smith. While wrestling on the independent scene for various promotions, he alternated between using the ring names Timothy Moura and Timothy Thatcher.

Moura’s Early Wrestling Career

Moura wrestled for numerous promotions including Supreme Pro Wrestling, All Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Bushido, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. He later worked for Insane Championship Wrestling and Source Wrestling, Preston City Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, Southside Wrestling Entertainment, and Westside Xtreme Wrestling.

In 2013, Moura debuted for Westside Xtreme Wrestling’s Ambition 4 tournament in a quarter final match he lost against Heddi Karaoui. The next night he also competed in wXw’s Back To The Roots XII event, where he lost against Axel Dieter Jr. While wrestling for Westside Xtreme Wrestling, Moura held the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship and the wXw World Tag Team Championship with Walter.

Moura made his debut for Evolve wrestling in 2014 at Evolve 31 in a Round Robin Challenge where he lost to Drew Gulak. At Evolve 45, Timothy became a double-champion, winning both the Open the Freedom Gate Championship and the Evolve Championship. He was the longest reigning Evolve Champion in history until he lost to Zack Sabre Jr. on February 25, 2017 at Evolve 79. His reign lasted a total of 596 days.

Timothy Thatcher’s WWE Debut

On February 2, 2020, WWE announced that Timothy Moura had signed a developmental contract with the company. He would be wrestling on NXT and his ring name would be Timothy Thatcher. On the April 15th episode of NXT, it was revealed that Timothy Thatcher would be Matt Riddle’s tag team partner, replacing Pete Dunne (who was unable to compete due to the COVID-19) pandemic. Riddle and Thatcher successfully defended the NXT Tag Team Championships against The Undisputed Era.

On the May 13th episode f NXT, Thatcher and Riddle lost the titles to Imperium (Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner) when Thatcher walked out on Riddle during the match. This marked Thatcher’s turn as a heel. Later that night, Riddle and Thatcher had a match with Riddle picking up the win. Timothy Thatcher then entered a feud with Matt Riddle that culminated in a Fight Pit match on May 27th, which Thatcher won after Riddle passed out to a rear naked choke.

In June 2020, Thatcher debuted a new gimmick of a submission specialist who teaches new students his “Thatch-as-Thatch-Can” style of training. On NXT’s September 16th episode, Thatcher had his first singles championship match in WWE against Damian Priest for the NXT North American Championship but was unsuccessful in capturing the title.

Timothy Thatcher
Timothy Thatcher

Stats

Birth name: Timothy Moura
Born: March 17, 1983, Alameda County, California, USA
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Ring Name(s): Tim Moura, Timothy Thatcher
Current Roster: WWE NXT
Finishing Move(s):  Fujiwara armbar

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • All Pro Wrestling
    • APW Universal Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • APW Worldwide Internet Championship (2 times)
  • Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
    • CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championship (1 time)
    • UWN Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • DDT Pro-Wrestling
    • Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)
  • Evolve
    • Evolve Championship (1 time)
    • Open the Freedom Gate Championship (1 time)
    • Style Battle Tournament (2014)
  • Pacific Northwest Wrestling
    • Pacific Northwest Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Bushido
    • PWB Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Supreme Pro Wrestling
    • SPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • SPW Extreme Championship (1 time)
    • SPW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling
    • wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship (1 time)
    • wXw World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
    • Ambition 9 (2018)
    • Road to 16 Carat Gold Tournament (2016)
    • World Tag Team League (2017)
    • Shortcut to the Top (2019)
  • Wrestling Cares Association
    • WCA Golden State Tag Team Championship (1 time)