Wrestling By The Numbers: ‘Doctor’ Tom Prichard
Jun 6, 2012 - by staff
World Wrestling Entertainment has released Tom Prichard who was working as their Head Developmental Trainer at Florida Championship Wrestling. The 52-year-old Pasadena Texas native had occupied his job for the last 5-years working previous at Deep South Wrestling. Prichard has a total of 16-years tenure with the WWE having previously worked for the company from 1993-2004. In his first run he started as an active wrestler forming tag-teams competing as The Heavenly Bodies with Jimmy Del Ray and The Body Donnas with Skip. By 1997 he was only wrestling sporadically for the WWE and was made their Head Developmental Trainer. Prichard was allowed during this time to make a few appearances for Extreme Championship Wrestling and also worked as a commentator.
Tom Prichard’s 33-year career started back in 1979 after having been trained by The Iron Sheik. Early in his career he joined Mike and Gene LeBell’s Los Angelesbased wrestling company and was able to make a name for himself. He then spent a couple years in the United States Wrestling Association and made stops in Memphis before joining Smokey Mountain Wrestling in 1992. Due to a working agreement between SMW and the WWE Prichard was able to compete for both company’s during the mid 1990′s. In a strange twist to his release, Prichard was hired as the WWE Head Trainer in 2007 to replace Bill DeMott who has now re-assumed the role again after Prichard’s release.
Below we look at some of the professional wrestling career of ‘Doctor’ Tom Prichard by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 9 Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 20 Matches on WWE Raw Supershow.
* 6 Main Event Matches on WWE Raw Supershow.
* 26 Matches on WWE Superstars.
* 5 Main Event Matches on WWE Superstars.
Extreme Championship Wrestling:
* 3 Matches on ECW Home Video Releases.
* 1 Main Event Match on ECW Home Video Releases.