A second return........
Wrestling Training Seminar January 7, 8, and 9 in NORTH
CAROLINA with RICKY "THE DRAGON" STEAMBOAT, LES
THATCHER, and Special guest trainer, Head WWE Trainer and
Owner of WWE's Ohio Valley Wrestling JIM CORNETTE.
The staff of Elite Pro
Wrestling Training, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Les Thatcher, and
"King" Harley Race proudly announce their return to the Mid-Atlantic
area. They will join with New Generation Wrestling to present a 3-day
training camp in Spindale, North Carolina at the Historic Spindale House on January
7th, 8th, and 9th 2005. Two of the three EPWT Trainers, Ricky "The
Dragon" Steamboat and Les Thatcher will be in the house. Joining them will
be a special guest trainer Jim Cornette. Jim is a legend in
professional wrestling with such honors as being the manager of several
World Champions. He is the head of WWE's Developmental Territory Ohio Valley
Wrestling. The staff will be training athletes in two rings all three days. This
camp is open to beginners through experienced Independent wrestlers. There
will be an NGW pro wrestling event on Friday night January 7th at the
Spindale House featuring Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat,
Les Thatcher, Jim Cornette and many more. Headlining this event will be a
huge tag team match up featuring "The Rock N Roll Express" Ricky
Morton and Robert Gibson versus "The Original Midnight Express"
"Beautiful" Bobby Eaton and "Lover Boy" Dennis Condrey with
manager Jim Cornette. This will be a great night of Mid-Atlantic Memories.
Look for the Press Release and the full card soon. For more information on
this event or to sign-up for the camp you can call (828)286-4319 or e-mail
for more information on this event.
being a guest Sunday September 26th on "The Voice of Wrestling"
internet radio show, Les has been ask to co-host the program on a weekly basis.
The show airs each Sunday from 6 to 8:PM eastern standard time, and you can hear
it and get all the news off the website at
The host is Chris Cash of Texas, and guests for the next several weeks will
include Bill Apter, Terry Runnels, Baron Von Rashke, and Terry Taylor to name a
few. You can e-mail questions from the site each week.
Wrestling Noah have finally made it known which athletes from the 5-day training
camp this past August will be making the trip to Japan. From the Chicago area
will be Rudy Vallee, and from Cincinnati will be a Les Thatcher trained athlete,
Matt Stryker. "The picks were strictly in the hands of the Noah
Officials." Stated Thatcher, after receiving the announcement from EPWT
trainer, Harley Race. "I am, however very happy for Matt, and proud to have
been a part of him reaching this level of his career. I know he will do well and
make us all proud." Thatcher and Race both also stated that Noah was very
happy with the out come of this past camp and are already making plans for
another of it's type for early spring of 2005. Vallee and Stryker will be living
in Japan for at least three months. We at LesThatcher.com,
congratulate Matt Stryker on this honor!
Metro Pulse paper published an article a couple of weeks ago related to
wrestling and Les Thatcher. For the complete article, please click on the
LES WRITES A WEEKLY COLUMN
FOR THE NEW P.W.INSIDER WEBSITE
of February 14th, Les Thatcher is writing a weekly column for the new
P.W. Insider. The title is "Wrestler's Eye View" and can be found in
the columns section of that site. If interested go to
to see what Les has to say.
THATCHER PRESENTED WITH A "LEGENDS: AWARD AT THE 13TH GULF COAST WRESTLERS
REUNION HELD IN MOBILE, ALABAMA THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 13TH, 2004
first weekend in March the 13th Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion was held in Mobile,
Alabama with its largest attendance to date of about 225 current and former
wrestlers, managers, referees, promoters, and Ring Announcers. During the awards
ceremony EPWT's Les Thatcher was presented with a Legends Award along with Paul
Bearer, Wrestlers- Kurt Von Brunner, Dennis Hall, Bob Roop, and former manager
of The Masked Interns, Dr. Ken Ramey.
TRAINING SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT THE RING OF HONOR WRESTLING
SCHOOL IN JUNE
has been confirmed that Les Thatcher, Harley Race and Ricky
Steamboat will be conducting a three day EPWT seminar at the Ring Of Honor
Wrestling School in June which is open to the public. The dates for this event
should be confirmed within the next few weeks and will be posted here and on the
ROH website. The EPWT Crew is proud to be selected to conduct this seminar and
are looking forward to working with the ROH crew and ROH head instructor, C.M.
Punk. Stay tuned for more developments.