We want to congratulate Les Thatcher who is celebrating 56 years in the pro wrestling business this month! Les is legend in this business, having done just about everything one human being could do in it. He is great friend of this website and one of the first folks in the business that helped us out and endorsed us. We've never forgotten that.
Les Thatcher has just about done it all in pro-wrestling. In fact, there isn't anything I can think of that he hasn't done. He was an accomplished pro-wrestler including main events for Crockett Promotions in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a broadcaster, ring announcer, promo segment coordinator, television producer, photographer, magazine/program writer and publisher, and later a matchmaker and promoter. he is involved to this day in training young pro wrestlers (through Elite Pro Wrestling Training) hoping to get into the business and working with young wrestlers already in the business hoping to move to the next level. He is also a regular in the podcasting business as well, co-hosting a regular subscription-based show for WrestlingObserver.com called "Doc Young's Wrestling Weekly" with Vic Sosa.
You would be hard pressed to point to anyone in any hall of fame that has made as many different and significant contributions to pro-wrestling as has Les Thatcher.
|With Les Thatcher at Fanfest in 2004|
On a personal note, he was also the first person to call David and me to congratulate us on being chosen for induction into the Hall of Heroes at the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Legends Fanfest Weekend in Charlotte the weekend of August 4-7. Les has been a part of many Fanfests in Charlotte in the past helping conduct a training seminar for young wrestlers.
So we send our fondest best wishes out to Les, and hope to see him again soon. You are forever and always in our Hall of Fame.