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Ohio Valley Wrestling
Acronym OVW
Founded 1998
Style Sports Entertainment
Professional wrestling
Headquarters Louisville, Kentucky
Founder(s) Danny Davis
Owner(s) Danny Davis
Formerly NWA Ohio Valley Championship Wrestling

Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. OVW is run by owner Danny Davis and the organization was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (as NWA Ohio Valley Championship Wrestling) from 1998 until 2000, when OVW became part of the World Wrestling Entertainment developmental program, which it was a member of until February 7, 2008.

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History

Jim Cornette was head booker of OVW for a period before being fired by WWE for slapping a student, Anthony Carelli.[1] He was replaced by Paul Heyman who booked OVW until being called up to be the booker of the ECW brand. Greg Gagne was supposed to be booker after Heyman, but his knowledge of OVW was limited so the booking was extended to also include Al Snow and Danny Davis. Gagne was later released from the company, leaving booking to Snow and Davis.

On February 7, 2008, WWE announced that they had ended their relationship with OVW as a developmental territory, moving all contracted talent to Florida Championship Wrestling.[2] However, on September 23, 2008, OVW announced that WWE Senior EVP John Laurinaitis visited and scouted OVW wrestlers and that WWE will take "a much more active role in recruiting OVW developed talent." OVW talent has remained a large part of WWE's recruiting classes with seven members of the roster being signed to the WWE since February of 2008. It was announced via OVW's website that on February 22nd and 23rd, 2010 the WWE would once again be scouting OVW's roster.

Television

Ohio Valley Wrestling TV
Format Sports entertainment
Professional wrestling
Created by Danny Davis
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 551
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Online
United States WKYT
United States WOBZ-LP
Original airing 1998 - Present

OVW currently airs a 60-minute television program Saturdays on WOBZ-LP in London, Kentucky at 9:00 p.m., and on Lexington, Kentucky's CW affiliate WKYT at 11:00 p.m. OVW also has streaming video via their website ovwrestling.com, for both the Louisville area and anyone out of market. The television shows originate from the Davis Arena in Louisville.[3]

Current champions

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Won from
OVW Heavyweight Championship Beef Wellington February 28, 2010 Retribution Rumble
OVW Television Championship Kamikaze Kid February 24, 2010 Shiloh
OVW Southern Tag Team Championship Benjamin Bray & Andrew LaCroix February 17, 2010 awarded titles
OVW Women's Championship Josie December 16, 2009 Hannah Blossom

Defunct championships

Championship Final champion Date won Won from Notes
OVW Light Heavyweight Championship Chris Michaels April 12, 2000 Sean Casey Retired on March 1, 2001.
OVW Hardcore Championship Randy Orton May 5, 2001 Flash Flanagan Retired in 2001.

Roster

Male Wrestlers

Ring name Real name Notes
Adam Revolver
Ali
Andrew "The Future" LaCroix Andrew Bray Current OVW Southern Tag Team Champion
Beef Wellington Current OVW Heavyweight Champion
Benjamin Bray Ben Mitchell Current OVW Southern Tag Team Champion
Charles "The Hammer" Evans
Demetrius 1/2 of Off Da Hook
Dre Blitz
D-West
Fang Clint Garner
Guido Andretti 1/2 of the OVW Originals
James "The Saved" Nicholas Beckham Member of the Straightedge Society
James Thomas "Moose"
Jamin Olivencia
Jimbo Onoo
Joey Barone
Kamikaze Kid Current OVW Television Champion
Lowrider Matt Barela
Mr. B
Mitch Johnson
Monaco Kid
Nick Nelson 1/2 of The Rookies
Richard Cranium
Scott Hunter 1/2 of The Rookies
Sergio Sergio Rangel 1/2 of Off Da Hook
Shiloh
Sucio
Turcan Celik
Vic the Bruiser 1/2 of the OVW Originals

Female Wrestlers

Ring name Real name Notes
C.J. Lane
Epiphany Devorah Frost
Hannah Blossom 1/2 of Team Blossom
Holly Blossom 1/2 of Team Blossom
Josie Josette Bynum Current OVW Womens's Champion
Taryn Shay

Other On-Air Talent

Name Role
Bill Clark Referee
Chris "The Package" Sharpe Referee
Dean Hill Commentator
JR Young Referee
Karl "Twinkletoes" Martin Commentator
Kenny Bolin Commentator
Ray Ramsey Head Official
Tyler Houston Ring Announcer

Tag-Teams/Stables

Team Name Members
The Future Benjamin Bray & Andrew Lacroix
Off Da Hook Demetrius & Sergio
OVW Originals Vic the Bruiser & Guido Andretti
The Rookies Scott Hunter & Nick Nelson
Team Blossom Hannah & Holly Blossom

Production Crew

Name Title
Bryan Douglas Roof Camera/Production Assistant
Jason Frost Camera
Kevin Guerrero Camera
Martin Richardson Director/Editor
Robert Longo Audio/Creative Media

References

  1. ^ "Santino Marella's profile". OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/s/santino-marella.html. Retrieved 2009-04-14.  "Anthony Carelli was the student that Jim Cornette slapped"
  2. ^ "WWE to cease affiliation with Ohio Valley Wrestling". World Wrestling Entertainment. February 7, 2008. http://corporate.wwe.com/news/2008/2008_02_07.jsp. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  3. ^ [1]

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