The second competitor to enter in The Embrace The Grind Challenge is considered one of the top pro wrestlers in the world today, Timothy Thatcher (4-2-1). On November 28th at the IFDES Lodge – Portuguese Hall in Gilroy, CA, Thatcher will compete against “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb (6-3-1) and his PREMIER in-ring rival, “The Soul Fighter” Joe Graves (2-1-1). Timothy Thatcher is looking forward to proving himself in this grueling round robin tournament
“The Embrace the Grind Challenge will be a true test of skill, toughness, and endurance,” said Timothy Thatcher.”One would to have to look very hard to find harder competitors than Mr. Cobb and Mr. Graves. While Mr. Graves and I have quite the history in PREMIER, I am yet to stand across from Mr. Cobb in the ring that he was Champion of for so many months. That I look forward to.”
The Embrace The Grind Challenge was conceived from the minds of PREMIER President John LaRocca and Mr. George O’Brien.Sadly, Mr. O’Brien passed away on September 27th, but he will be in the building in spirit, looking down on the beautiful display of pro wrestling during the tournament.That was the goal with the Challenge: to display pro wrestling as the beautiful combat sport that it truly is. As has been announced previously, the winner of the Embrace The Grind Challenge will receive the next shot at the PREMIER Championship.