Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Salute to Les Thatcher

With Les Thatcher at the very first NWA Legends
Fanfest in Charlotte in 2004.
by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

In our minds, there is no more a complete or "total package" in wrestling than Les Thatcher. He truly has done it all in pro-wrestling.

He was a top-notch competitor in the ring in his day and transitioned into one of the most recognizable voices in wrestling as a broadcaster on such programs as "Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling", "Southeastern Championship Wrestling", "Smokey Mountain Wrestling" and many others through the years.

He's been a photographer, journalist, magazine publisher, television producer, trainer, promoter, podcaster, and probably a half dozen other things I'm forgetting. And in each of those roles, he has been among the best that there is in whatever he's done.

He is wrestling's modern day renaissance man. And we are proud to call him our friend here at the Mid-Atlantic Gateway. He has been a big supporter of this website since we began publishing the Gateway way back in 2000.

We don't see him often enough, but we always want him to know that we support him in everything he does.

All our best to one of the all-time greats in the pro-wrestling industry!