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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

OVW TV #889: "Rocco the Gatekeeper"

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, August 31, 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, Trevor Steele faces Stephon Smith, Bud Dwight defends the OVW TV Title against Robbie Walker, plus more!

Special thanks to Scott "Scoops" Cannon for tonight's results.

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Pre-Show Dark Matches:

"The Bad Boys Club": "Bad Boy" Shane Andrews & "Double R Superstar" Randy Royal (w/Jessie Belle) defeats Kenny Cannon & Adam Slade. Slade is manhandled for the first few minutes, and is also thrown to the outside to get kicked by Jessie Belle. There are several near falls until Slade makes the hot tag. The Bad Boys regain control, with Royal hitting a codebreaker on Cannon that is followed by a frog splash from Shane for the 3.

Torey Payne (w/Robbie Walker) defeats Jessie Belle (w/Shane Andrews) by DQ. Walker trips Jessie, then Shane trips up Torey on the next exchange. Torey rolls Jessie up, but Shane distracts the ref. Walker & Shane act like they are going to throw punches, but both cower down, and are both thrown out by the ref. Maria James runs in and Jessie runs away. Maria delivers 2 face plants to Payne.

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 Ron is the ring announcer.

Stephon Smith defeats Trevor Steele by DQ. Stephon grabs a chair and awaits Steele to come out, but Steele thwarts off the attack. Bud Dwight comes out on commentary. Trevor does several throw downs. He misses a knee drop, and Stephon slows the action down. He controls with a back face lock, but Trevor breaks the hold in the corner. Trevor throws Stephon into opposite corners. Stephon slides out, goes to the announce table, and shoves Bud in the face. Stephon runs back to the ring, and Bud follows him in. Trevor gets disqualified, and gets into an argument with Bud before leaving.

TRIPLE THREAT: "Double R Superstar" Randy Royal (w/Shane Andrews & Jessie Belle) vs. Houdini vs. Billy O ends in a no-contest. Rocco Bellagio attacks Billy with a ladder and then attacks Houdini. The Bad Boys Club runs off. Billy gets back up only to get Plunged. Rocco grabs a mic and says that he'll put Rev. Stu Miles out of OVW forever, and that he's met his maker.

Tony Gunn comes out with a posterboard and has a plug for the elite and the elite only. He introduces the Tapout Club and has Kevin Giza labeled as the first member from last week. He says to get in the club, you must tap to the YTO.
"Shotgun" Tony Gunn defeats Benny Factor. Gunn offers a handshake that's refused. He then gets down on one knee and offers the chance at a free headlock. Factor locks one in, but Gunn soon gets out and controls most of the match. Gunn with some kicks to the face. He hits the reverse DDT and locks in the YTO for the tapout.

Adam Revolver vs. The Mexicutioner ends in a no-contest. Adam tries a quick attack, but Mex fights him off. Mex controls for the first minute, but Adam starts to gain control when The Van Zandt Family Circus's Dapper Dan Van Zandt & Little Damion (w/Scarlet) run out and attack with trash can lids and crutches. Mex comes back and throws Dan in the corner and squashes him. He throws him to Revolver who cracks him with a trash can lid. Dan runs out of the ring. Mex tells Adam they can bury the hatchet later and says he should be Adam's partner at SNS. Adam accepts and they shake hands. They walk off holding their hands up together.

Tyler Matrix comes out and says he hasn't heard from Big Jon in 2 weeks, but if he has to fight the Legacy of Brutality alone, he will. He calls out Big Zo for a taste of what's to come at SNS.
Big Zo (w/Josh Ashcraft & "Hood Ninja" Hy Zaya) defeats "The Young Lion" Tyler Matrix. Zo controls with power moves. Matrix tries to jump on Zo's back, but gets thrown off. Matrix connects with some kicks. Zo tries to slam him, but Matrix slides off and hits a kick to the head and a super kick. Matrix goes up top, but Josh distracts the ref, and Hy Zaya pushes Matrix off the top rope. Zo hits the Zo Bomb in the corner and gets the 3.
After the match, the Legacy tries a triple-team attack, but Big Jon runs out and throws Zo off the rope as he went for another Zo Bomb. The Legacy runs off as Matrix & Jon stand tall.

OVW TELEVISION TITLE: "Party Starter" Bud Dwight (c) defeats "The King of Hairstyle" Robbie Walker (w/Torey Payne). Quick back and forth action. Bud drops Walker with a shoulder, but is tripped off the ropes by Torey. As Walker takes control, he taunts Bud's "Party" chant. He gets a near fall. He faceplants Bud, and gets another near fall. Walker catches Bud on the top rope and they exchange blows. Bud headbutts Walker , but Walker comes back and hits an enziguri. Both men are down. Bud takes control and Torey tries to help by throwing in brass knucks. Bud intercepts them and throws them back out of the ring. Walker regains control, but Bud slingshots him onto the top rope. Walker catches himself and perches on the top. Bud kicks him off and hits the Hangover for the 3.
After the match, Stephon Smith runs in and attacks Bud. Trevor Steele runs out and dominates Stephon, but sets up for a discus punch, and Stephon ducks. Trevor nails Bud. Stephon tries to reenter, but is met with a big boot from Trevor. Bud gets back up and has a confrontation with Trevor, where they push, shove, and poke fingers in one another's chest. They have to be broken apart.

This ended the TV taping.

Post-Show Dark Matches:

Gilbert Corsey announces that Rebel will return this Saturday at SNS: Stairway to Heaven and will be challenging for the OVW Women's Title!

The Assassin defeats The Blue Chippa. Chippa hits Assassin with his trophy as he enters the ring, and chokes him across the bottom rope. Chippa controls most of the match and tries to pull off his mask on several occasions. He tries to go for a leg sweep, but is pushed off. They both duck clothesline attempts, and Assassin catches Chippa with a big slam for the 3.

Big Jon defeats "Hood Ninja" Hy Zaya (w/Josh Ashcraft & Big Zo) by DQ. The Legacy pats down the ref for weapons before the match. Hy Zaya keeps walking around ringside and taunting the fans. He gets in, and tries a leg sweep on Jon, but misses. The crowd is chanting loudly for Jon. While Jon is on the ropes with his back turned, Hy runs up and hits him in the back 3 times, which only angers Jon. Hy runs around the ring. Josh interferes and Jon grabs him. Hy hits Jon with a kick from outside the ring. He chops Jon down with kicks to the leg. Jon comes back and grabs Hy for a faceslam, but Zo interferes. Tyler Matrix runs out to even things up and the Legacy runs out.

Don't forget that SNS is this Saturday, September 3rd! Rev. Stu Miles tries to win the OVW Heavyweight Title against Rocco Bellagio in a "Stairway to Heaven" match, Bud Dwight defends the TV Title in a triple threat against Trevor Steele & Stephon Smith, Maria James will defend the OVW Women's Title against Rebel, The Van Zandt Family Circus will defend the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles against Adam Revolver & the Mexicutioner, plus more!

As always, thanks for reading!