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Former NXT wrestler Timothy Thatcher returning to action at Bloodsport

Thatcher had been released from his position in NXT this January.

Former NXT wrestler Timothy Thatcher is returning to in-ring action.

It was announced today that Thatcher will be wrestling at Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 8 during WrestleMania week in Dallas. The show is taking place at Fair Park on Thursday, March 31 and will air live via Fite TV.

Thatcher hasn't wrestled since August 2021. He and several other behind-the-scenes Performance Center personnel were released by WWE last month. Prior to his release, Thatcher had been working in NXT as a coach.

Before signing with WWE in 2020, Thatcher competed at three Bloodsport events for Game Changer Wrestling. His most recent Bloodsport appearance was a victory against Ikuhisa Minowa at Josh Barnett's Bloodsport 2 in 2019. 

Bloodsport is part of GCW's The Collective 2022 set of events that are being held in Dallas during WrestleMania week. Minoru Suzuki, Biff Busick (formerly known as Oney Lorcan in WWE), Janai Kai, and Thatcher are the first four wrestlers that have been announced for the show. There haven't been any matches confirmed yet.