Tonight at the Davis Arena, we had two title defenses. Which championships were on the line and which ones changed hands? Plus, what does the OVW landscape now look like heading into the next Saturday Night Special on October 6?
Without further ado:
Here we go...
Pre-Show Dark Matches:
Rob Terry b. Eddie Diamond (w/"The Hype Man" Timmy Danger). Terry charged after Diamond twice, but Diamond ducked under him both times. Diamond posed, but turned around into Terry's grasp. Terry ran him into the corner as Danger got up on the apron. Terry got distracted and Diamond tried to jump on his back, but basically ran into a brick wall. He ran off the ropes and tried to jump on Terry again, but was caught and side slammed for the pin. MY TAKE: Big Rob continues to destroy everything in his path as he works toward his goal of once again becoming Heavyweight Champion.
Taeler Hendrix (w/Dylan Bostic) b. Jessie Belle. Taeler argued with Jessie in the middle of the ring before putting her hand up. Jessie grabbed her hand and bit it. They went back and forth with roll ups. Jessie got Taeler and threw her into the corner. She charged Taeler and hit her with a butt bump. She tried a second time, but Taeler caught her and took her down by her legs. She then went for the pin and got the 3 with her feet on the ropes and an assist from Dylan helping to hold her feet. MY TAKE: Taeler, by hook or by crook, finally got back on the winning track this week. Can she thwart off the competition in the Women's division when they come after her title?
That concludes tonight's pre-show dark matches. I always suggest watching the show first before reading my full report. You can find the shows posted online late Thursday afternoons/evenings at www.ovwrestling.com/tv.
The Best Team Ever: "Mr. Pec-Tacular" Jessie Godderz & Rudy Switchblade vs. The Mobile Homers: Ted "Manbeast" McNaler & Adam Revolver (w/Brittany DeVore). The Mobile Homers start out strong against Rudy making quick tags in and out as they work over his arm. Midway, Godderz causes a distraction which brings McNaler in the ring allowing Godderz & Switchblade to double team Adam and take control. They work over Adam for a while until he gets the hot tag. McNaler comes in and takes down Rudy, before knocking Jessie off the apron. Ted sets up for the spear, but Jessie gets back up and grabs his foot. Rudy comes over and hits Ted and it looks like he is about to suplex him, but Jessie yells at him to give him the piledriver. Jessie gets on the top rope and it looks like they are going to a double team spike piledriver, but Ted drops Rudy and flips him into the corner where he hits Godderz below the belt and then rolls up Rudy for the pin. WINNERS: MOBILE HOMERS by pinfall. After the match, Rudy & Jessie argue, and Jessie tells Rudy he should just listen to what he says. He says Rudy makes him sick and he's just like everyone in the crowd. MY VIEW: The Best Team Ever? Right now, they aren't working together as a team and it could prove costly with teams like the Mobile Homers and Moose & Michael looking for the gold.
In the back, Terry Boddie interviews Moose & Michael Hayes. Moose says they are ready to go after the tag team gold, and Michael dares anyone to try and stop them. We then see Brittany DeVore walk by and tell the Mobile Homers they need to train for when they get their title match, and not to worry about the "rocket fuel" right now. We then see Jason Wayne walk into the interview area where Terry Boddie is still standing and tells Terry to put his eyes on the deck and interview a real superstar. Before Terry can finish a question, Wayne says his questions are stupid and to do something useful by taking his tie and shining his boots. Terry leans over, but Wayne said he changed his mind. He doesn't want someone like Terry touching his boots.
Crimson makes his way out and says there are a lot of rumors flying around about him right now, but he wants to clear the air and explain things to his "good friend" Rob Terry. Terry comes out and Crimson says that Terry is a good friend and was even best man at his wedding. He says he did what he had to do at Saturday Night Special by eliminating him in the Nightmare Rumble. Terry wonders if that is right and asks Crimson where he was last week. Crimson says he had a flat on his cadillac and couldn't make it. Crimson says all the rumors and issues are because of one man and calls out the champion. Johnny Spade comes out and Crimson says if anyone has been weaseling, it's Spade who politics in the back with Trailer Park Trash and gets all the championship opportunities. Spade says he's already told Terry and now he's telling Crimson that Crimson is the deceptive one and is willing to fight anytime, anywhere. Crimson says that he'll prove to Terry how good of a friend he is by challenging Spade to a title match tonight and Terry will get a shot at whoever the champion is at SNS on October 6. Spade says he is up for it, and Terry clarifies that he will get his shot at SNS, regardless of who the champion is.
Dylan Bostic is in the back with Taeler Hendrix when Heidi Lovelace walks in. She lets Taeler know that she has a title match in her contract and walks off. Taeler tells Dylan they have plans to make. We then see Josie walking out of the bathroom with a cup of coffee for Trailer Park Trash. (I'm assuming the coffee was supposed to be made from bathroom water). He drinks it and likes it, much to the dismay of Josie who storms off. Trash says he will never understand women and continues working.
The two lock up and Silva takes the early advantage. Silva pounds Howe on the mat, and sets up early for the Silva Surfer. He charges Howe, but Howe moves and Silva crashes to the mat. Howe takes control and puts Silva in a headlock. Silva fights back, but Howe reverses and hits a neckbreaker. Howe goes up top but misses the Rockbuster. Silva sets up again and nails the Silva Surfer for the 1-2-3! WINNER and NEW OVW TV CHAMPION: Silva by pinfall. MY VIEW: Silva continues to climb the ranks in OVW, and knowing him, this win still isn't good enough. Silva wants to continue climbing to the top until he's reached his ultimate goal of being Heavyweight Champion.
This ended the TV taping.
Post-Show Dark Matches:
Fabiano Rolento-to-to! b. Iwi #1 (w/Mr. 100%). Rolento was on the top rope giving an "Ole!" to the crowd when Iwi attacked from behind and controlled most of the match. A funny spot midway through saw Iwi go to the top rope but Fabiano roll to the other side of the ring. This happened a couple times as Iwi would go to the other corner, but Fabiano would roll to the other side again. Toward the end, Iwi had Fabiano in a sleeper hold, but Fabiano fought back with a couple karate chops to the stomach. Fabiano then hit a big punch to the face of Iwi and rolled him up for the 3. After the match, an exhausted Fabiano pulled himself up on referee Josh Ashcraft. He then went to the outside and leaned over on one of the ladies at ringside when the Assassin's music hit. Fabiano got up and jumped into the crowd and was about 5 feet to my left hiding behind the small wooden wall. Assassin got in the ring and delivered his massive clothesline to Iwi. MY TAKE: Fabiano continues to impress with his character and picks up a win over the highly talented Iwi here tonight.
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