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Thursday, May 30, 2013

OVW Saturday Night Special Card: June 1, 2013

The next Saturday Night Special comes your way Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Davis Arena. This one is titled "Heat Your Summer Up". Here is what you can expect to see at the big show:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OVW TV #719: "Hey Coalition, Meet Some Real American Heroes"

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, May 29, 2013. This episode can be seen online starting tomorrow at www.ovwrestling.com/tv. In this final episode before the next Saturday Night Special on June 1st, we have a special interview with Michael Hayes & Mohamad Ali Vaez, a triple threat match featuring OVW Heavyweight Champion Jamin Olivencia, #1 contender Jessie Godderz, and Jay Bradley, Trina defends the Women's Title against Epiphany in a rematch from the previous SNS, Randy Royal has another TV Title defense, plus much more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Monday, May 27, 2013

OVWmania Presents: OVW Top 20 (Ed. 53)

This is the OVW Top 20 for the week of May 21-27, 2013 exclusively on OVWmania. Each category features the champion followed by the top contenders.

Before we head into this week's rankings, OVWmania would like to remember all the true heroes that are no longer with us for serving our country to protect us on this Memorial Day.

As we head quickly into the next Saturday Night Special on June 1st, where do the superstars rank following all the big surprises from last week?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

OVW TV #718: "How Quickly the Power Shifts + BIG Surprises"

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, May 22, 2013. This episode can be seen online starting tomorrow at www.ovwrestling.com/tv. In this episode, the Coalition learns who is now in charge of OVW, Michael Hayes has a surprise announcement, the Blossoms are in action in singles' matches, Randy Royal defends the OVW TV Title against Dylan Bostic, "Off the Wall" Sam Shaw went 1-on-1 with Paredyse, plus major debuts and returns!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Monday, May 20, 2013

OVWmania Presents: OVW Top 20 (Ed. 52)

This is the OVW Top 20 for the week of May 14-20, 2013 exclusively on OVWmania. Each category features the champion followed by the top contenders. After the chaos caused last week by the Coalition & Jay Bradley, where do the superstars rank this week to end the first full year of Top 20's?

OVW Special News Story

The following was on the local news in Louisville tonight on WDRB-TV by Gilbert Corsey, who also commentates for OVW. It's about 2 students in Nick Dinsmore's beginners program, and is a great story. (Video is only viewable on regular computer web browsers, not on most mobile devices/cell phones)

WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

OVW TV #717: "Hayes Has Fun, Coalition Has Last Laugh"

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, May 15, 2013. This episode can be seen online starting tomorrow at www.ovwrestling.com/tv. In this episode, Jay Bradley stirs up chaos in naming himself #1 contender, Michael Hayes sets a series of matches up for the Coalition's Ghillie Man, Delta Team Bravo, & Crimson, new Television Champion Randy Royal defends against "Mr. Pec-Tacular", the Blossoms are in action, plus more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Monday, May 13, 2013

OVWmania Presents: OVW Top 20 (Ed. 51)

This is the OVW Top 20 for the week of May 7-13, 2013 exclusively on OVWmania. Each category features the champion followed by the top contenders. After the explosive Saturday Night Special, where do the superstars rank this week?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

OVW Saturday Night Special May 2013 Results

This is the OVW Saturday Night Special Report for Saturday, May 11, 2013. Tonight, Jamin Olivencia defended the OVW Heavyweight Title against Doug Williams once again, Sam Shaw met up with the Coalition's Jason Wayne, King Mo was in action against the leader of the VIP Club, Randy Royal challenged for Rockstar Spud's OVW Television Title, Trina defended the OVW Women's Title against Epiphany, plus much more! I'm glad I don't do a video blog, because I have a sore throat and just about lost my voice.

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Friday, May 10, 2013

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Terry Boddie

Today's Q&A is with OVW Ring Announcer & Fan Advocate Terry Boddie. You can find him on twitter @tpboddie. Thanks again to Terry for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
A lot. Bruno Sammartino, Ivan Putski, Andre the Giant, Superstar Billy Graham...later it was Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, then it was Taz, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Matt Morgan, Ken Anderson, Triple H, Rock, Orton, Cena...and every person who I have introduced while at OVW.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be in wrestling?
Always wanted to, but decided to be a part of OVW a little over 2 years ago.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
First of all...there was Mo Green, Paredyse and Mike Mondo. Then there is the great announcers at OVW, Brittany (Devore) and Ron (Hed)...as well as Al Snow, and of course Gilbert (Corsey) and Dean (Hill).

4. Who do you enjoy watching in the ring the most?
That's tough...I just enjoy great wrestling. Some of my favorites have been watching the people making their debuts at Homecoming and the faces on the fans from the ring (the kids) when I am welcoming everyone to the show.

5. What is your favorite match you've seen in your time with OVW?
There are a few...there was the (Michael) Hayes/Ali (Vaez) cage match, any match with Silvio, Raphael Constantine, the stars at OVW all do a great job.

6. If you weren’t in wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
I think I would be either a NY Detective or a bar owner.

7. What’s your favorite food?
I love a good steak (Pat's Steakhouse) or NY Style Pizza.

8. What kind of music are you into?
All kinds. I have everything from Gospel to Heavy Metal on my playlist.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and my Godfather John Ring. My uncle has retired from movies after a long career as a character actor. Favorite movies include The Godfather, The Departed, Rudy, and Any Given Sunday.

10. Any secret talents?
Secret??? I love to cook. I am a foodie. I also sing and have performed off Broadway when I lived in NY!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

OVW Saturday Night Special Card: May 11, 2013

The next Saturday Night Special comes your way Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Davis Arena. This one is titled "War Is Necessary". Here is what you can expect to see at the big show:

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Heidi Lovelace

Today's Q&A is with OVW Femme Fatale Heidi Lovelace. You can find her on twitter @VintageHeidi. Thanks again to Heidi for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
I didn't watch much wrestling growing up, but when I did, the people I paid special attention to were Chris Jericho & Shawn Michaels, but most of all, the guy I loved to hate the most was the late Eddie Guerrero.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
I watched a few friends become independent wrestlers when I was about 15. The summer of my freshman year of college, I went to a childhood friend's cancer benefit show and immediately took an interest in training. By the first day, I was sore, but had fallen in love with the sport.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
There have been so many influential people throughout my career, but the one person that has had more faith in me than anyone is my trainer, Billy Roc. He introduced me to more aspects of professional wrestling than I even knew existed. He is the reason I am the person/wrestler I am today.

4. Who do you enjoy working with in the ring the most?
That's a tough one. There are so many people I like to work with for so many reasons. I honestly can't narrow it down to one person. I learn different styles from different people and try to take away everything I can out of it.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been in?
My favorite match has to be from National Pro Wrestling Day, Myself and Devin Bliss vs. Tripp Cassidy and Reed Bentley, representing the promotion by the name of Wrestling is Heart. I got the crap kicked out of me for a good portion of it, but I've come to learn that, that is what I am best at. The crowd was so electric and there were so many talented people involved, that it was truly a momentous point in my career.

6. If you weren’t wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
In college I could not keep my mind made up on a major for more than a semester, but I knew I wanted to be involved in teaching. My mom was a teacher while I was growing up, and I knew that if I could help people and still show my creativity, that it was the job for me.

7. What’s your favorite food?
Favorite food is COOKIES! No matter what kind or how many, they never last long in my house.

8. What kind of music are you into?
I like a lot of different kinds of music, it really all depends on the mood I'm in. Except country, no offense, but it's just not for me.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
I love horror movies, especially anything created by Rob Zombie, House of 1000 Corpses and Devils Rejects. I like movies that make you think too, Usual Suspects, Snatch, Inception, all that good stuff.

10. Any secret talents?
I guess a secret talent that most people don't know is that I used to be a Rock Climbing instructor when I was in college. I guess you could say I'm an a adrenaline junkie!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

OVW TV #716: "Coalition Crosses the Line, King Mo's 1st TV Match"

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, May 8, 2013. This episode can be seen online starting tomorrow at www.ovwrestling.com/tv. In this episode, Jay Bradley wants to get his hands on the Coalition, Trina watches her opponent and #1 contender Epiphany in action, Randy Royal meets OVW Television Champion Rockstar Spud, King Mo has his first televised match, Sam Shaw is in action, Heidi Lovelace wants to talk with Taeler Hendrix again, plus more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Brandon "Espy" Espinosa

Today's Q&A is with OVW Superstar Brandon Espinosa. You can find him on twitter @The_B_Espinosa. Thanks again to Espy for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
Hulk Hogan and Macho Man. Hulk Hogan had a certain aura about him that captured my attention as a fan. Macho Man's attires always captured my attention as well.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
Pretty early in my life I always thought it would be cool to be one, but it was at 15 when I really decided I wanted to try and pursue it as a career. 18 is when I started my journey.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
I've learned a lot from Al Snow, John Meschede, and Paredyse.

4. Who do you enjoy working with in the ring the most?
Paredyse. While we had a long heated feud, something just started to click and made it fun. Now we are a team and it's a blast.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been in?
I had a tag team ladder match with Ace Hawkins on my side against Christian Rose and Matt Cage last October. The way the feud was built, and the way the ladder match panned out was just exciting and made it a lot of fun to do.

6. If you weren’t wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
I would be a Music Teacher. I've got 3/4 of my degree accomplished and just waiting to go back and finish it out.

7. What’s your favorite food?
Any type of potatoes.

8. What kind of music are you into?
Covers of songs and Glee.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
Any comic book related movies.

10. Any secret talents?
I design and make all of my wrestling attires, as well as a few on the OVW roster. I also play numerous musical instruments.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Ref Josh Ashcraft

Today's Q&A is with OVW Referee Josh Ashcraft. You can find him on twitter @JoshAshcraft. Thanks again to Josh for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
HBK, Mick Foley, The Four Horsemen, Raven, Shane Douglas, Diesel…too many to list. As someone born and raised in Louisville, I was always a fan of The Disciples of Synn and The Revolution here in OVW.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a referee?
Um…kinda hard to say really. I started here in OVW setting up the ring and selling merch. I always wanted to be a part of wrestling and when the opportunity came up one night to go out and ref a couple matches at the last min, I jumped at it. And the more I learned and the more comfortable I became, it was a good fit for me.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
First and foremost would be Chris Sharpe, Joe Wheeler, Jordan Barker and Bill Clark. They have taught, and are still teaching me how to be a good referee. The ‘OVW Originals’ who took me in like Jack Black, Johnny Spade, Randy Royal, TPT, and Flash. Synn taught me not to take myself so seriously. Mike Mondo, Randy Terrez and Trailer Park Trash have taught me a lot. Jim Cornette has been someone else who has taken the time to help me, and I'll always be thankful for that. The list is WAY too long to be summed up here…

4. Whose matches do you enjoy watching the most?
I like watching a lot of stuff from Japan, Canada, and older wrestling from like the 70’s and such. I couldn’t really put my finger on just one person.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been involved in?
Again…too many to name. But if I had to pick one, I’d have to say the first match I ever reffed. Ted McNaler vs. Shiloh Jonze…Man was I scared…lol. Sink or swim moment.

6. If you weren’t in wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
I would love to be in radio or work with special needs children. Maybe be a teacher.

7. What’s your favorite food?
I love Chinese food…that or a nice big steak.

8. What kind of music are you into?
I listen to a variety of music...Classic rock, Punk, Metal, a little rap and a ton of The Misfits and The Bloodhound Gang.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
American Psycho, The Boondock Saints, Tropic Thunder, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Big Lebowski. No particular order, just what came to mind. Bradley Cooper is a good actor...so is Liam Neeson and Norman Reedus.

10. Any secret talents?
Not really. Unless you consider still being alive after all of the dumb stuff I’ve done in my life!

Monday, May 6, 2013

OVWmania Presents: OVW Top 20 (Ed. 50)

This is the OVW Top 20 for the week of April 30-May 6, 2013 exclusively on OVWmania. Each category features the champion followed by the top contenders. As we approach the May 11th Saturday Night Special, where do the superstars rank this week?

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Randy Royal

Today's Q&A is with OVW's "Double R Superstar" Randy Royal. You can find him on twitter @RRSuperstar. Thanks again to Randy for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
Austin Idol, Buddy Landell, Dusty Rhodes, Jerry Lawler.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
Once I saw Memphis wrestling as a kid, in my grampa's living room on TV.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
Vic the Bruiser, without a doubt. Without him, I would've probably gave up the business 3 years in.

4. Who do you enjoy working with in the ring the most?
Kassius Ohno (Chris Hero), Dylan Bostic, Johnny Spade...so many & all for different reasons.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been in?
If you would've asked me before Oct 23, 2012, my answer would've been different. But now I have to say my return match after my heart attack against Mr. VIP, Joe Rosa. Those fans believed in me when my closest friends didn't.

6. If you weren’t wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
I would've finished nursing school and been a Psychiatric nurse.

7. What’s your favorite food?
Crab legs!!! Lol.

8. What kind of music are you into?
My iPod is so random. Volbeat to Brantley Gilbert to Amos Lee.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
I'm a sucker for "chick comedies"! Shhh. Sweet Home Alabama. The Proposal. I just don't like gory movies. Mila Kunis, Rachel McAdams, Samuel L Jackson, Johnny Depp.

10. Any secret talents?
I turned down an Art scholarship. I draw. Play guitar.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Hannah & Holly Blossom

Today's Q&A is with OVW Femme Fatales Hannah & Holly, the Blossom Twins! You can find them on twitter @TheBlossomTwins. Thanks again to Hannah & Holly for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
Both: Jeff Hardy was our favorite wrestler growing up without a doubt! We were also big fans of Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Trish Stratus.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
Both: We were 14 when we started looking up schools and saving up!

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
Both: We have had the most amazing trainers and have been so lucky to have learned from some of the best like Rip Rogers, Jim Cornette, Al Snow and Danny Davis. We also couldn't have got this far without guys like Damon Leigh, Nick Dinsmore, Mike Mondo, Chris Sharpe, Chris Silvio, Paredyse and Ali Vaez.

4. Who do you enjoy working with in the ring the most?
Both: It was great to step in the ring with Mickie James, she is just incredible and really steps up your game and makes you work that much harder!

5. What is your favorite match that you've been in?
Both: Two highlights/matches that we were excited to get the opportunity to have were Impact vs. Madison Rayne and Gail Kim and for Impact at Wembley Arena with Marty Scurll against Gail Kim, Tara, and Jessie Godderz!

6. If you weren’t wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
Both: Teaching assistants or cupcake shop!

7. What’s your favorite food?
Hannah: Anything our Nanna and Granddad make!!!
Holly: Anything Italian!

8. What kind of music are you into?
Hannah: Johnny Cash, The Doors, John Mayer are some of my favorites!
Holly: The Overtones are my current favorites!

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
Hannah: I'm a big fan of Tom Hardy and Zachary Levi and I love Emma Watson, she's beautiful! Hard to pick a favorite movie!
Holly: Rupert Grint, Tom Hardy, and Zachary Levi too! Big fan of Emma Watson also!

10. Any secret talents?
Both: Hmmm...not any that we can currently think of!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: James "Moose" Thomas

Today's Q&A is with OVW Superstar James "Moose" Thomas. You can find him on twitter @OVWMoose. Thanks again to Moose for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
Mick Foley, because he wasn't the typical BodyGuy, and Mr. Perfect and Bret Hart because they were so good technically.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
In Your House: Hart vs. Diesel, when Undertaker pulled Diesel through the ring.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
Too many people to list, but Ken Patera for giving a fat kid a chance, and Rip Rogers for giving me a little bit of the vast amount of knowledge he has. The man is a wrestling genius.

4. Who do you enjoy working with in the ring the most?
Mike Mondo, Brad Maddox, Rudy Switchblade, and Chris Silvio to name a couple. I just felt like we had good chemistry, and I'll take Mike Hayes on my side any day of the week. I love that guy like a brother. Chris Sharpe as a ref, as he is the best I have worked with period. I could go on about others.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been in?
Moose vs. Beef Wellington in a ladder match. If you haven't seen it, check it out. Moose vs. Mondo in a hardcore match, both in Clarksville and the TV match were up there. Eugene (Nick Dinsmore) and Damien Sandow (Idol Stevens) vs. Moose and Anthony Bravado. Too many favorites to list, but those pop in my mind first.

6. If you weren’t wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
Stay at home dad. I love my daughter and have a second on the way. Nothing is better than being their hero.

7. What’s your favorite food?
Steak.

8. What kind of music are you into?
Anything that has heart and gets you moving.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
Gladiator, Old School, Shawshank Redemption.

10. Any secret talents?
If I told you, they wouldn't be secret!

***Moose also had the following message for me and the fans:
Keep doing your thing and please let the OVW fans know they haven't seen the last of Moose. I'm a fighter!

Friday, May 3, 2013

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Ref Chris Sharpe

Today's Q&A is with OVW Referee Chris Sharpe. You can find him on twitter @RefChrisSharpe. Thanks again to "Sharpie" for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
Everybody. Hogan, Warrior, Big Boss Man, The Undertaker, Million Dollar Man, Stone Cold, The Rock. So many. I just never grew out of it.


2. When did you decide you wanted to be a referee?
I didn't decide it at first. It was a decision made for me by Silvio. I was training to start doing this when I was 16 and I would always work my butt off, but I'm not naturally athletic. So it was suggested that I be a ref for a while. I did that as well as wrestled and managed for a few years before moving here, and when I did, I knew my best shot at making my dreams a reality would be to stick to trying to be a great ref.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
Silvio, Paredyse, Rip (Rogers), Danny (Davis), Jim (Cornette), & Al (Snow). Everyone really.

4. Whose matches do you enjoy watching the most?
My own. That way I get to see matches from everyone on the roster.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been involved in?
It was a Richmond Lucha Libre reunion show in Virginia with a Steel Cage Triple Threat Match between Paredyse, Silvio & That Guy Dave, 2 days before I got to be an extra for WWE. Awesome energy that week.

6. If you weren’t in wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
I would create the story side of rides for Disney theme parks. I will probably still do it one day.

7. What’s your favorite food?
It's more of a food genre, Italian.

8. What kind of music are you into?
I like most artists on a Lil Wayne or Drake Pandora station.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
That's too hard to say. I will say that I get a lot of good movie recommendations from Ted McNaler.

10. Any secret talents?
Many. But if I told you...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

OVWmania 1YA Q&A: Sam Shaw

Today's Q&A is with OVW Superstar Sam Shaw. You can find him on twitter @RealSamShaw. Thanks again to Sam for participating in OVWmania's 1-Year Anniversary Q&A.

1. Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
Ultimate Warrior, Flair, Bret Hart, Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Sid.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be a pro wrestler?
Always wanted to, but made the choice to fully pursue it at age 15 when I went to a live ECW event.

3. Who has helped you most in the industry?
Team 3D.

4. Who do you enjoy working with in the ring the most?
Anyone who's good.

5. What is your favorite match that you've been in?
Don't know.

6. If you weren’t wrestling, what do you think your second career choice would be?
Artist. (EDITOR'S NOTE: If you haven't seen his work, check it out on his twitter page. It's incredible! One of his pieces is shown to the right here, and if you like them, you can purchase some of them from Sam!)

7. What’s your favorite food?
Chinese food.

8. What kind of music are you into?
Rap.

9. Favorite movies and/or actors?
Point Break, Denzel Washington.

10. Any secret talents?
Yep, they're secret.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

OVW TV #715: "King Mo, Queen Trina, & Checkmate"

Happy Anniversary! This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, May 1, 2013. This episode can be seen online starting tomorrow at www.ovwrestling.com/tv. In this episode, Michael Hayes makes a special announcement regarding the Coalition and the main event, Women's Champion Trina goes 1-on-1 with Jessie Belle, Jamin Olivencia wants to send a message to Doug Williams, Rockstar Spud defends the Television Title against "Mr. Pec-Tacular" Jessie Godderz, plus more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

OVWmania Turns 1!

Let me start off by saying thank you. Thank you to all of the talent at Ohio Valley Wrestling, from the superstars to the referees, announcers to fan advocates, and everyone in between for their support of OVWmania. Of course, a big thanks to all of the fans out there that read my weekly reports and previews, and make this site what it is. After all, this is a fansite for the fans, and to help promote OVW and all the great talent.

I can't believe it's been a year, and to pay tribute to the fans and the site, I managed to get several talents to agree to do a small Q&A to learn more about them, and as a way to celebrate this monumental occasion.

Since the 1-year anniversary fell on Wednesday, I will have the regular report up tonight, but starting tomorrow, I will run the series of special Q&A's. I will have a new interview every day from tomorrow (Thursday, May 2) through May 10, posted at 12 noon ET. This series of Q&A's will also happen to lead up to the Saturday Night Special on May 11. They will be titled "OVWmania 1YA Q&A", with the 1YA standing for 1-Year Anniversary obviously. I've lined up several talents, so you will have to log on to OVWmania every day to find out who was interviewed! Tune in tomorrow for the first Q&A with TNA GutCheck winner and former OVW Southern Tag Team Champion, Sam Shaw!