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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

OVW TV #873: "What a Rib"

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, May 11, 2016. This episode can be seen on WBNA-21 in the Louisville area on Saturday at 11AM and 10PM, and online on Monday at In this episode, we have a "Win & You're In" Scramble for the last spot in Saturday's OVW TV Title Tournament, Rev. Stu Miles faces Randy Royal ahead of the OVW Southern Tag Team Title Match, TV Title Tournament competitors Bud Dwight & Tony Gunn team up against Robbie Walker & Stephon Smith, plus much more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Pre-Show Dark Matches:

"Bad Boy" Shane Andrews (w/Jessie Belle & Randy Royal) defeats Houdini. This was basically a squash. Shane puts him away with the brainbuster.
After the match, Shane grabs a mic and says they will win the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles. Jessie Belle says the Tag Buddies better pray they walk out. Royal says he will go so far to make a guarantee that if they don't win, they will retire and quit on the spot.

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

Gilbert Corsey & Ron Hed are on commentary, and Torey Payne is the ring announcer.

"The Party Starter" Bud Dwight & Tony Gunn defeat Stephon Smith & "Primetime" Robbie Walker. Gunn gets a hot tag to Dwight. Dwight double clotheslines Stephon & Robbie. He hits a Party Time Splash to Stephon in one corner, and then Robbie in the other. As he splashes Robbie, he tags Gunn. Dwight hits a codebreaker on Robbie, and Gunn locks in the sharpshooter for the tapout as Dwight knocks Stephon off the apron.

Rocco Bellagio comes to the ring and tells the fans they don't deserve a champion like him, but they are gonna get one anyway. He says Big Jon will be staring up at the lights after their match at the Saturday Night Special. He says he was called a girly man by Jon last week, but what will that make Jon after he beats him? This brings Big Jon out and he says Rocco knows he can't beat him fair and square, that's why he targeted his ribs. They argue, and start shoving each other. Dean Hill runs out and tries to get in between them. They shove him hard into the corner, and Jon realizes what happened. He looks over at Dean, but Rocco takes advantage and hits Jon with the Plunge.
The locker room empties, and half of them check on Dean Hill while the other half holds Rocco back in the corner. Trevor Steele is angry and grabs a mic. He says he is tired of bullies like Rocco trying to tear this company down. He wants him in the ring tonight. Rocco says to book it, and Dean says it's going to happen because he says so!

OVW TV TITLE QUALIFIER "WIN AND YOU'RE IN" SCRAMBLE: Rudy Switchblade defeats "Top Flight": Mickey Muscles & Brother Reed and "The Van Zandt Family Circus": Dapper Dan Van Zandt & Ringmaster (w/Scarlet). Top Flight knocks the Circus out of the ring. Muscles dropkicks Ringmaster into Dan, and then Reed flies out through Muscles' legs onto them. Rudy rolls up Muscles to eliminate him. Reed gets back in and hits a standing moonsault on Rudy. Scarlet distracts Reed, and the Circus hits their double-team Death Valley Driver/Flying Elbow combo on him to eliminate him. The Circus then double-teams Rudy. Rudy is able to shove Dan into Ringmaster who was on the apron to the outside. He then jumps off the second rope and connects with a kick to the head of Dan to eliminate him. Dan is upset and hits Rudy with a Death Valley Driver. He helps Ringmaster climb up for the flying elbow, but Rudy rolls out of the way. Referee AJ Lucio throws Dan & Scarlet out. Rudy ducks a flying roundhouse kick and locks in the Cloverleaf for the tapout.

"The Double R Superstar" Randy Royal (w/Jessie Belle & Shane Andrews) defeats Rev. Stu Miles (w/Adam Revolver) by DQ. Stu is on a roll when Jessie Belle distracts referee Joe Wheeler. Shane throws a title belt to Royal to use. Revolver gets in the ring and attacks Royal, and Joe turns around to see this and calls for the bell.

Ron Hed brings out Mitch Huff. Huff hobbles out on a crutch and says he ain't gonna lie, he is not 100%, but will still be able to compete in the TV Title tournament.
Josh Ashcraft comes out and says Huff is a liar. Huff is a known poker player, and he is calling Huff's bluff. Josh said he heard the pop and there is no way he can compete. Josh tells him to prove it, hop on one foot. Huff hands Hed his crutch and nails Josh with the Athlete's Foot. He tells Josh his foot is fine.

Trevor Steele defeats Rocco Bellagio by DQ. Rocco controls early, but Steele comes back with some big boots. He goes for his finisher, but Rocco reverses and tries for the Plunge. Steele gets out of that and locks Rocco into the crossface chicken wing. The only way for Rocco to get out is to raise his leg and kick Steele below the belt, causing the DQ. Rocco then hits Steele twice in the gut with a steel chair.
Big Jon runs out and shoulders Rocco in the ribs in the corner. He clotheslines Rocco to the outside and tells him that his ribs are gonna hurt a whole lot more after their title match Saturday!

This ended the TV taping.

Post-Show Dark Matches:

The Assassin & "The Tag Buddies": Adam Revolver & Rev. Stu Miles defeat Justin Smooth & "The Van Zandt Family Circus": Ringmaster & Dapper Dan Van Zandt after all 6 men end up in the ring. Stu, Assassin, & Adam throw Dan, Ringmaster, & Smooth into each other in the middle of the ring and roll all of them up for 3 3's.
As always, thanks for reading!