Thom Latimer talks finding himself in NWA, his personal development since WWE and TNA

By August 27, 2022 August 28th, 2022 Features, Interviews, News, Wrestling

Thom Latimer reflects openly and honestly about quitting alcohol, his difficult time in WWE, and about finding his home in the NWA.

In this deep, and thoughtful interview, Latimer (the former Bram in TNA/IMPACT, and in WWE) reflects on how he has developed personally and professionally. We look at where Thom is at now, having beaten his demons, and found (some) happiness.

Latimer talks about training young wrestlers, and the purpose he has found in helping others, alongside making sure that he leaves a mark on the business with the remainder of his time in NWA.

The discussion also turns to NWA 74, and his impending match with Judais (backed by The Sinister Minister, James Mitchell this weekend – August 27-28, 2022)

The veteran Brit also opens up about what his UK supporters mean to him (being from Chesterfield, originally), and reflects on wrestling at Wembley, and how much he is looking forward to taking his wife, Kamille home, to meet his family.


Thom on success: “It’s very easy for me to sit back and go, ‘well, I blew this, and I blew that’ I was given these opportunities, and I messed that up. It’d be quite easy to be down on myself. However, I am just some idiot kid from Chesterfield, and I have been able to travel the world on someone else’s dime.

The 12-year-old me would be elated at the things I have done, the people that I have wrestled and the companies that I have worked for. The 36-year-old me, is upset about how I acted in the past. There’s a lot I wish I could just erase. Success for me is making sure the last bit of my career is how it should have always been, hopefully that is how I will be remembered.”

Thom reflects on his time in NWA, and how he has a better understanding of himself: “Now, I know who I am and what I am about. I know how to be responsible, and be a professional. They are all the things at 24, I didn’t have. If it was WWE, NWA or anywhere else. I understand dos and don’ts – if the game needs to be played, I know how to play the game. If I could put myself now, back then, it would be a different situation.” 

“The NWA locker room is one of my favourites – there are no egos. Everyone, is together as a team. A lot of the guys in this locker room, I have known since I stepped off the plane, so it’s a good environment for me. Billy (Corgan) takes great care of me, and Kailey [Kamille]. I know everyone says that. Genuinely, everyone would say the same thing.” 

On quitting alcohol: “When you quit drink, there is no crutch. Before I could just bury emotions, because I could just be drunk, and who cares? I had to get to the point where I had to learn to love myself, because I had fallen out of love a long time ago with myself. I feel like, the longer I go, the more I am figuring out who I am. At least I can look at myself in the mirror, and I am proud of myself for the first time. I feel like me getting sober helped me to realise that life is so much easier when you are not drunk – when you can show people emotions, and love, and be normal. 

“I had to learn how to live again. Everything revolved around alcohol, so I had to learn how to go to the cinema and not be drunk, or how to go to a theme park and not be drunk? So, there’s a lot to unpack, but the longer I spend away from that terrible person, the more I realise how easy life can be. Getting away from that, as daunting and scary as it was at first, was the best thing I ever did.” 

For more on NWA visit the links below the video…

Here, Thom looks back over his career, talks about his favourite music and MUCH more:

For NWA 74 information:

https://www.nationalwrestlingalliance.com/nwa74

For Fan Fest information:

https://www.nationalwrestlingalliance.com/fanfest

Card for each night. *Card subject to change.*

NWA74 Night 1 August 27th, 2022 @ 7 pm CST (live preshow on YouTube @ 6 pm CST)

YouTube PreShow:

Tag Team Match:

Country Gentlemen w/Joe Cazana vs Gold Rushhh w/Austin Idol

Singles Match:

Luke Hawx vs VSK

Live on FiteTV:

Singles Match:

EC3 vs Mims

Singles Match:

Pope vs Rodney Mack w Aron Stevens

Beelzebubs Bedlam Match (3-on-3):

The Miserably Faithful (Judais, Sal the Pal, Gaagz the Gymp) w/ Sinister Minister James Mitchell vs the Ill Begotten (Jeremiah Plunkett, Alex Taylor, & Danny Dealz)

NWA JR Heavyweight Title Match:

Homicide (C) vs Kerry Morton w/Ricky Morton

Hand-Picked Challenger Match:

Matt Cardona vs his hand-picked challenger

Burke Invitational Gauntlet Match (winner receives a title match on Night 2 of NWA 74)

  1. Samantha Starr
  2. Kilynn King
  3. Tootie Lynn
  4. Missa Kate
  5. Max the Impaler
  6. Madi
  7. Taryn Terrell
  8. Angelina Love
  9. Jennacide
  10. Natalia Markova

NWA National Title match:

Jax Dane (C) w/ Chris Silvio, ESQ vs Cyon w/ Austin idol

Tables Grudge Match:

Bully Ray vs Mike Knox

NWA World Tag Team Championship:

Commonwealth Connection (Harry Smith & Doug Williams) vs La Rebellion w / Damien 666

NWA World Women’s Championship Match

Kamille (C) vs Taya Valkyrie

NWA74 Night 2 August 28th, 2022 @ 7 pm CST (live preshow on YouTube @ 6 pm CST)

Singles Match:

Mercurio vs Magic Jake Dumas w/ his lovely assistant, CJ

Singles Match:

Nick Aldis vs Flip Gordon

Singles Match:

Thom Latimer vs Judias w/ Sinister Minister, Father James Mitchell

Singles Match:

Colby Corino vs Caprice Coleman

MLW National Openweight Championship:

Davey Richards (C) vs Thrillbilly Silas w/ Pollo Del Mar

NWA Women’s Tag Championship (Kingshighway Street Fight):

The Pretty EmPowered (Ella Envy & Kenzie Paige) (C) vs the Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle)

10 Team Battle Royal to Crown NWA United States Tag Team Champions:

  1. Ill Begotten (Plunkett & Taylor)
  2. The Now (Hale Collins & Vic Delicious)
  3. Miserably Faithful (Sal & Gymp or Judias)
  4. Gold Rushhh (Marshe & Clearwater)
  5. Ruff ‘n’ Ready (D’ Vin Graves & Deonte)
  6. Fixers (Jay Bradley & Wrecking Ball Legursky)
  7. The Country Gentlemen (AJ Cazana & Anthony Andrews)
  8. The Spectaculars (Rush Freeman & Brady Pierce w/ Rolando Freeman)
  9. Hawx Aerie (Luke & PJ Hawx)
  10. Team Ambition (Camaro Jackson & Mike Outlaw)

NWA World Women’s Title:

Winner of Kamille vs Taya Valkyrie from Night 1 vs Winner of Burke Invitational

NWA World’s Heavyweight Title:

Trevor Murdoch (C) vs Tyrus

Fanfest:

– The Fanfest is scheduled to be taking place August 27th & 28th at 2 pm CST

(Purchased in Advance – $20 per Ticket OR $30 per ticket for BOTH nights. At the door $25 per ticket or $40 for BOTH nights. Does not include taxes and fees.)

Purchases for photos and autographs with Legends will be done in person at the Chase al la carte.

Each night Includes:

  • 30 minute Q&A with William Patrick Corgan and other NWA talent (TBD).
  • One NWA event poster to get signed.
  • An exclusive piece of NWA merchandise.
  • Early entry to merchandise shopping.

Saturday, August 27th – NWA Night 1

  • NWA Legend – Baby Doll (Photo & signed 8 x 10 opportunity)
  • NWA Legend – “Wildfire” Tommy Rich  (Photo & signed 8 x 10 opportunity)
  • Velvet Sky and Angelina Love
  • Austin Idol
  • NWA World Tag Team Champions – Commonwealth Connection
  • NWA TV Champion – Tyrus
  • NWA National Champion – Jax Dane

Sunday, August 28th – NWA Night 2

  • NWA Legend – Barry Windham (Photo & signed 8 x 10 opportunity)
  • NWA Legend – JJ Dillon (Photo & signed 8 x 10 opportunity)
  • Bully Ray
  • NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion –  Trevor Murdoch
  • NWA World Women’s Champion – Kamille
  • NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion –  Homicide
  • NWA World Women’s Tag Team Champions –  Pretty Empowered

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