There's no word yet on when Thatcher will make his WWE NXT debut, but he started training with the company under his developmental deal this week.
The 36 year old Thatcher has turned down WWE offers in the past, but has remained on the radars of Canyon Cemen, WWE's Senior Director of Talent Development, and William Regal, WWE's Director of Talent Development and Head of Global Recruiting.
Thatcher has competed for EVOLVE, MLW, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, wXw, Revolution Pro, and others. His signing was described as "tremendous" for WWE.
On a related note, Casey added that at least one indie women's wrestler and one more male talent from the indies have also signed this week. The male talent, who should be confirmed soon, was described as a "long time coming" and that the signing "won't shock anyone."
Stay tuned for updates on Thatcher in WWE, and other new signings.