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Thursday, December 20, 2012

OVW News: Joe Wheeler Retires

During last night's OVW TV tapings, it was announced at intermission that referee Joe Wheeler would be retiring from the wrestling business. Kind words were said by Trailer Park Trash, "Nightmare" Danny Davis, & Dean Hill with the wrestlers and other referees out at ringside. Joe was a big part of OVW and will be missed, but he is ready to hang up the stripes. He has been in the business for a long time and refereed many matches.
He will officiate his final match next Wednesday night at Davis Arena in a tag team main event that will feature the tag team of Trailer Park Trash & Danny Davis.

He posted the following last night on his retirement: 
"Thanks to all the great talent and wonderful fans of Ohio Valley Wrestling for the wonderful send off tonight at Davis Arena. I love and appreciate you all. To the wrestlers thank you for all the respect you have shown me thru the years. It is greatly appreciated. The wrestling business has changed a lot since I started 25 years ago and I tried to change with it but have been accused of being stuck in the 80's and 90's and maybe I am but it has been fun. I will be working one final time next Wednesday as I referee the tag match with Danny Davis and Trailer Park Trash against some formidable opponents. See you then. Thanks Dean Hill and Frank Miller for your kind words and thanks to Danny Davis for allowing me to be part of something I love for so many years. I have many memories to hold on to and I among all have been truly blessed. Again thanks fans and keep supporting OVW."

From OVWmania: We will miss you Joe, but enjoy your retirement! You've definitely earned it!