Without further ado:
Here we go...
Pre-Show Dark Matches:
"The Technical Titan" Eric Locker defeats "The Heart & Soul of OVW" Rump Thump. A lot of good technical sequences back and forth to start out, and exchanges of arm drags and armbars. Rump goes off the ropes and Locker ducks a spinning back elbow. Locker hits the t-bone suplex for the 3.
That concludes tonight's pre-show dark matches. I always recommend watching the episode first on TV or online before reading the rest of the report. Again, you can check it out on WBNA ion-21 in the Louisville area Saturdays at 11AM and 10PM (check local listings) and on OVW's official website Mondays at www.ovwrestling.com/tv.
Gilbert Corsey & Ron Hed are on commentary, and Ron is also the ring announcer.
He then calls Big Jon, Josh Ashcraft, & Devin Driscoll into the ring. He asks Jon to hand the title back. Jon does, but Dean tells him that he did fall to the bottom of the ranks. However, next week they will have a preview of the Nightmare Rumble with a mini-rumble. Jon and the 9 men ahead of him in the rankings will be in the mini-rumble, and the winner will get a TV title shot. He dismisses Jon & Driscoll, but tells Josh not to go anywhere.
He then calls in Rocco Bellagio & Ryan Howe. He tells Rocco that he had the world on a string, but he blew it. He tells Howe that he understands he wants his hands on Rocco, but personally thinks Rocco should put something on the line. At SNS, it will be a ladder match between them, and if Rocco doesn't win, Josh Ashcraft has to part ways.
"The Bad Boys Club": "Bad Boy" Shane Andrews & "Double R Superstar" Randy Royal (w/Jessie Belle) defeat Ravishing Ronnie & Precious. Royal hits the rolling slam on Ronnie, followed up by the frog splash from Shane for the 3.
OVW TELEVISION TITLE: Devin Driscoll (c) (w/Josh Ashcraft & Casey Reeves) defeats Tyler Matrix. Matrix is on a roll with kicks to Driscoll's side and an enziguri. He hits the Drive-By and goes up top, but Josh shoves him off while Casey has the ref distracted. Driscoll hits the Cutter for the 3.
This ended the TV taping.
Post-Show Dark Matches:
Eddie Knox defeats Houdini. Knox totally dominates Houdini and hits a huge side slam. Houdini can't make the 10 count, so Knox wins by TKO. Knox continues to beat on Houdini after the match, which brings out Trevor Steele.
Trevor Steele defeats Eddie Knox by submission.
OVW Heavyweight Champion "Wrestling's Rockstar" Ryan Howe vs. "The Technical Titan" Eric Locker ends in a time-limit draw. A very good back and forth match with Josh Ashcraft distracting Howe at times at ringside. Howe blocked the german suplex and t-bone suplex, and Locker avoided the Whammy Bar until the closing moments. He started to tap right after the time expired.
After the match, Howe grabs Josh and locks him in the Whammy Bar.
As always, thanks for reading!