This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, January 11, 2017. This episode can be seen on WBNA-21 in the Louisville area on Saturday at 11AM and 10PM, and online on Monday at www.ovwrestling.com/tv. In this episode, the reign of Rocco Bellagio is in jeopardy as he faces a 3-man gauntlet match, Team Next Level talks about winning the Nightmare Scramble, a battle of "Steele", plus more!
Without further ado:
Here we go...
Pre-Show Dark Matches:
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 & Shannon the Dude are on commentary and Gilbert is the ring announcer.
Team Next Level (Tony Gunn, Mitch Huff, & Devin Driscoll) come to the ring. Driscoll is holding the $10,000 check they won from the Nightmare Scramble, and says they don't really need it. He says Anthony Anderson & Ron Simmons can use it (referring to Big Jon & Justin Smooth) to learn how to be more entertaining. He says they are more concerned about taking the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles from them, and there is nothing Jon, Smooth, or Mr. Hill can do about it.
Jon & Smooth run out and Next Level runs out of the ring. Jon is upset about their interference in the Heavyweight Title match at the Special, and says if they want a tag title match, he doesn't want to wait until the next Special, he wants to do it right here, right now. Dean Hill comes out and says to send out a referee, this match is happening now.
After the match, Huff points to himself and motions that the loss was on him. Driscoll nods and shakes hands, only to pull Huff in and deliver a Cutter! He grabs a mic and says if he wanted a loser, he would have called Casey Reeves to come back. He goes on to say as quickly as you're in Team Next Level, you're out. He says "You're done, Chosen One".
OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: "The Show Stealer" Rocco Bellagio (c) defeats Big Zo (w/Josh Ashcraft). Josh tells Rocco it's only business. Zo hits Rocco into the corner, then runs in with the Zo Train. He hits a spinning kick off the ropes and a legdrop for 2. He kicks Rocco in the ribs and clubs him across the back. Rocco catches Zo running off the ropes and slams him. Zo comes back with a crushing splash in the corner. He goes up for the Zo Bomb, but Rocco moves. Rocco hits the Plunge for the 3. There is tension between Zo & Josh as Josh berates him for not winning.
OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: "The Show Stealer" Rocco Bellagio (c) defeats "The Young Lion" Tyler Matrix. Matrix comes in with kicks and flips out on Rocco on the floor. He goes up top, but Rocco hits him. He has Matrix on his shoulders and drps him off. He hits a Plunge for a close 2. Rocco goes for another, but Matrix slides out and reverses into a twisting neckbreaker and swanton bomb for 2. He goes up again, but Rocco hits him. Rocco goes for a super Plunge, but Matrix slides down and powerbombs Rocco for 2! He goes for rolling thunder, but Rocco catches him for a Plunge. Matrix again slides out and hits a Pele kick. He connects with rolling thunder and crashes on another swanton attempt as Rocco moves. Rocco goes for a Plunge again, and again Matrix slides out. Matrix jumps off the ropes for a kick, but is caught in a Plunge for the 3.
This ended the TV taping.