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Friday, December 21, 2012

OVWmania's Superstar Spotlight: Alex Silva

OVW Southern Tag Team Champion
From: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 6'0" Weight: 200 lbs.

Alex Silva has always had wrestling in his blood. He was trained by his late father, who was also a professional wrestler and went by the name of Tommy Rose. His father had a big influence on his decision to enter the wrestling world and it has worked out well for the young star. He started wrestling in his native Quebec, but quickly ventured out into many other places around the U.S. He had made appearances for Ring of Honor, TNA, and WWE, but has made a name for himself in OVW. After debuting in November of 2010, he won his first title in less than a month. He defeated Mohamad Ali Vaez for the OVW TV Title, becoming the youngest TV champion in OVW history. He has since won the OVW TV Title on 3 separate occasions.

Silva had made an appearance in TNA before, but none bigger than the episode of IMPACT from April 26 earlier this year. He was the first ever contestant on TNA's new concept of GutCheck. Silva had the opportunity to wrestle a match and be judged on whether or not he deserved an opportunity to win a contract with the company. Although he lost to Robbie E, he stood in front of the judges the following week. In front of Bruce Prichard, Al Snow, & the legendary "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, Silva impressed the judges enough to be awarded a contract, becoming the first ever winner of GutCheck.

More recently, Silva has teamed up with a fellow GutCheck winner in Sam Shaw. "The Gutcheckers" won the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles at the last Saturday Night Special on December 1st, defeating the "Best Team Ever" of Rudy Switchblade and fellow TNA superstar "Mr. Pec-Tacular" Jessie Godderz. This duo has worked extremely well together finishing their opponents off with Alex's "Silva Surfer" and Shaw's "Breaking Point". Silva was also recognized by the PWI 500, ranking him at #261 for 2012. The sky is the limit for Silva, and his unlimited potential makes all his opponents say "UH-OH!".
You can follow him on twitter @SilvaUhOh.