Timothy Thatcher, the longest-reigning EVOLVE champion ever, has wrestled his final match for the promotion for the forseeable future.
"I'll be going to Germany with wXw for this remainder of 2017," Thatcher told SI.com. "This weekend was my last set of shows with EVOLVE, which is a great company. I love being here, but wXw is a wonderful place and Europe has been a great home to me in wrestling. My home in the United States is EVOLVE, so there is always the possibility I will be back."
Thatcher held the EVOLVE Championship for 596 days. He captured the title by defeating Drew Galloway at EVOLVE 45 and made 22 successful title defenses, including three defenses in wXw.
As part of Stokely Hathaway's Dream Team, Thatcher was a fixture in the EVOLVE main event scene. Even after dropping the title to Zack Sabre Jr. at EVOVLE 79, Thatcher remained a power player, battling Matt Riddle for the WWN Championship and rematching Sabre in a No Holds Barred Match for the EVOLVE Championship. In his final match in the EVOLVE ring, Thatcher lost to Darby Allin at EVOLVE 91 this past Saturday.
Thatcher has wrestled in wXw 46 times in his career, nearing his 52 outings in the EVOLVE ring. Those two homes have allowed him to expand his name, and many bigger things are likely ahead in his future.