|Oliver Thatcher in 2014.|
Oliver Jack McCallum is an English professional wrestler and trainer, infamously known by his stage name Oliver Thatcher.
A 30 Year veteran of the sport, Oliver began wrestling in the mid-70's with his Catch-As-Catch-Can style. Idolizing wrestling as a kid, Oliver quickly became a controversial figure, despising the growing popularity of gimmicks growing in the 1980's "tainting" the idea of wrestling as a sport by fans valuing the entertainment aspects over the physical sporting aspect.
Oliver started showing his displeasure for gimmick wrestling by working aggressively and, as many wrestlers claimed, recklessly against gimmicked wrestlers in an attempt of showing superiority over the growing trend. Weaponizing one of the most vicious European Uppercuts in Professional Wrestling, Oliver debuted his new finishing maneuver, The Cradle Piledriver in the early 1990's.
Today, Oliver is widely considered wrestling's "bitter veteran", returning to the ring for the first time in 5 years to a yet to be named wrestling promotion. He also has a position as a head trainer for the Shoot Project UK, as well as having a chair in the Neo World Programing television station as an executive advisor for their Professional Wrestling programing.
Oliver married female professional wrestler Matilda Glover in 1986 before having their first son Dylan Thatcher in 1990 and their daughter Alexis Thatcher in 1992, both trained by him and his best friends, Johnny Rivers and Malcolm Vanderbilt Sr.
Despite his age, Oliver Thatcher has been able to maintain a bulky and active build, able to wrestle with the youngsters without feeling gassed during matches. He keeps his training regiment frequent and is able to wrestle with little to no complications.
Real-Life Wrestler Connections & Relationships:
- Jack Billings (Uncle)
- Matilda Thatcher (Wife)
- Dylan Thatcher (Son)
- Alexis Thatcher (Daughter)
- Johnny Rivers (Long-time Friend)
- Malcolm Vanderbilt Sr. (Long-time Friend)
- Franklin Schultz (Long-time friend)
- Clarence Ludenberg (Boss at Neo World Programing)
- Cradle Piledriver
- Multiple European Uppercut variations:
- Crown of Thorns (Diving)
- Execution (Catapult)
- Running Spiral
- Multiple Suplex veriations:
- Thatcher-Plex" (Straight-Jacket Electric Chair Suplex) - Adopted from Matilda Thatcher
- Abdominal Stretch
- Backhand/frying Pan Chop