Kicking off his career in Los Angeles in 1979, Prichard got his first taste of success while competing in various Southern promotions in the late 1980s. A major star and champion in places like the Continental Wrestling Federation and United States Wrestling Association, the Texan is best remembered for his stint as a member of The Heavenly Bodies in Smoky Mountain Wrestling alongside tag team specialist Stan Lane.
A cunning duo managed by the obnoxious Jim Cornette, Prichard & Lane captured the SMW Tag Team Championships five times in a little more than a year’s time. When Lane left the group in 1993, he was replaced by “Gigolo” Jimmy Del Ray and the team’s success continued. Alongside Del Ray, Prichard won three more SMW Tag Team Titles and even competed for the WWE Tag Team Champions against The Steiner Brothers at SummerSlam in 1993.
When Smoky Mountain Wrestling closed in 1995, Prichard joined WWE as a member of The Bodydonnas. Identifying himself as fitness fanatic Skip’s cousin Zip, the competitor experienced more tag team success when the duo won the vacant WWE Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania XII.
Following the dissolution of The Bodydonnas, Prichard spent some time in the rough world of Extreme Championship Wrestling before pursuing a career as a trainer. Working in WWE’s developmental system, the experienced grappler has played a key role in the grooming of future legends like The Rock, Edge and countless others.
Dr. Tom’s roles/titles in WWE
Head Coach Deep South Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling
Developmental Talent Manager
Matchmaker and Producer
Co Host To WWE Syndicated TV and Byte This Internet TV
Dr. Tom Prichard Training Camp August 10 -12, 2012
Friday August 10 SSW Live Event (TV Taping) Mt. Carmel, TN
Belltime is 8:15 be at building at 6:30
SSW Power Half Hour TV Taping airs Saturdays on local Tri Cities CW 4 and online worldwide
Limited spots are open on the card for the people who travel the farthest
You will be notified if you qualify for one of the spots.
Saturday August 11 – Training and Event SMCW Arena Waynesville, NC
8:30 am Sign In
9am till Noon Training and drills
Hour break for Lunch
1pm till 5pm Training & drills
8pm Live Event
During the event Dr. Tom, several promoters, and a few surprises will be sitting ring side watching your matches and evaluating your performances and voting on the awards, The Event will be taped with a professional TV crew with commentary.
Sunday August 12 – Training and Event SMCW Arena Waynesville, NC
8:30 am Sign In
9am till Noon Training, Drills and Evaluation of Matches from Sat.
Noon Awards Ceremony
2pm Live Event
5 awards will be given
Best All Around
Everyone who completes the camp will get a certificate signed by Dr.Tom
Stars That Trained Under Dr. Tom include
The Rock, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Edge, Christian, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Ted DiBiase JR., Kofi Kingston, Tyson Kidd, Natalya Niedhart, Heath Slater, Damien Sandow, Mason Ryan, Xavier Woods (Austin Creed TNA), Alexander Koslov, Cameron Lynn & Naomi (Brodus Clay Dancers), Brodus Clay, Alex Riley, Drew McIntyer, David Otunga, Seth Rollins, Antonio Cesaro, Eddie Colon (Primo), Orlando Colon (Epico), Tyler Rex, Johnny McGillicutty (Joe Hennig), Husky Harris, Sinn Bowdee, Roucka, Evan Bourne, Ryback, Richie Steamboat, Tamina and Jey & Josh Fatu, Hunico, Camacho, Leadee(Joe Anoai), Dean Ambrose, Jesse White (Vader’s Son), Alicia Fox, Wes Brisco,
We are working on a discounted rate for Hotels in Waynesville. There are several hotels just minutes from the building.