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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

OVW TV #937: "Prepare for War"

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, August 2, 2017. This episode can be seen on WBNA-21 in the Louisville area on Saturday at 11AM and 9PM, and online at In this episode, the final stop before War Games sees a contract signing between the Pope & Michael Hayes, Billy O & Rev. Stu get a shot at the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles, plus more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Pre-Show Dark Matches:

"The Trinidadian Titan" Justin Smooth defeats "The Vet" Apollo. Apollo with some early offense, including some cheap tactics like raking the eyes. Smooth comes firing back and hits the bicycle kick for the 3.

"The Real Deal" Randall Floyd defeats The Fearless Musa. Floyd with quick offense to start, but Musa comes back and takes control. He chokes Floyd across the rope and hits a neckbreaker. Floyd with a quick rollup for 2 after Musa complains to the ref. Musa right back on Floyd and hits a suplex. Floyd swats off a standing dropkick attempt and clotheslines and powerslams him. He then connects with the Deal Breaker for the 3.

HANDICAP MATCH: "The Void": Chace Destiny, Jacob Black, Damion, & "The Prince of Darkness" Jade Dawson defeat Mr. Cranium & "The Bro Godz": Dustin Jackson & Colton Cage. Dustin gets worked over for most of the early going until making a hot tag to Colton. Colton clotheslines Black, Damion, & Chace. He pulls the rope down as Black charges, and Black flies out of the ring. He clotheslines Chace again and Chace falls out of the ring. He hits the Sideburn Effect on Damion and tags in Cranium. Cranium hits a moonsault, but Black & Chace pull the Bro Godz off the apron and while the ref is distracted, Jade hits Cranium from behind, delivering the snap DDT. He pulls Damion on top of Cranium 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-21 in the Louisville area Saturdays at 11AM and 9PM (check local listings) and on OVW's official website Mondays at

Gilbert Corsey, Ron Hed, & Dr. Ted McNaler on commentary, and Ron is the ring announcer.

OVW SOUTHERN TAG TEAM TITLES: Billy O & "The Pastor of Disaster" Rev. Stu defeat "The Legacy of Brutality": Ca$h Flo & Dapper Dan (w/"The East End Villain" Josh Ashcraft) (c) by DQ. Stu worked over early and receives a patented Ca$h chop. Dan tags in, and Stu hits him in the corner, hitting his head off every turnbuckle. He tags Billy. They double hip toss both L.O.B. members. Billy hits the running high knee on Dan in the corner and Josh jumps on the apron. Billy goes after him and Ca$h pulls his head down across the top rope. Billy is hammered in the corner and chopped by Ca$h. The L.O.B. hit him with a double suplex. Billy back with a dropkick, but Ca$h pulls him down by the hair from the apron. Ca$h tags back in and delivers another chop. Dan tags in and Ca$h drops him for a legdrop, but Billy rolls away. Ca$h tries a legdrop, but Billy moves again and tags Stu. Stu comes in firing away and things start breaking down and getting chaotic at this point. First, the Void comes out and interferes and Billy & Stu fight them off, which allows L.O.B. to regain control. Stu & Billy fight back though, where Billy hits a flying dropkick on Dan and Stu heals Ca$h and they double clothesline him out of the ring. They hit a double flapjack on Dan, but before they can make the pin, Adam Revolver & Tony Gunn run out and attack them and this is when the DQ is called.
After the match, Team Hayes has the numbers advantage when LJ runs out. LJ takes it to Revolver, and flies out on Ca$h. Dan rams him into the side of the apron.
Pope comes out leading out the Bad Boys Club and Justin Smooth and they clean house. Dean Hill comes out and says since everyone is out here, we are having the contract signing now!

Dean Hill says they have to reopen negotiations since we have a new team captain. Pope says he is adding LJ as a 5th man, and Michael Hayes says he wants a 6th man then. Pope agrees if he can pick out the 6th man. Hayes agrees and Pope picks Josh Ashcraft. Pope signs, but Hayes says one more thing, he can't touch him at the Special. Dean asks if he agrees and Pope says he already signed it, but that doesn't mean he can't touch him now. Pope smacks Hayes in the face. Dean says he has something to add. The 3rd man rule is always in place where whoever has a 3rd man out next in War Games has the advantage and they will fight for it tonight. He tells Michael to pick first, which two guys will represent his team. He chooses Adam Revolver & Tony Gunn. Pope chooses the Bad Boys Club. That is tonight's main event.

#1 CONTENDER for the OVW TV TITLE: David Lee Lorenze III defeats "Livewire" KTD. A pretty quick match that sees DLL3 pick up the 3 after hitting the Director's Cut.
After the match, DLL3 says he will get his TV title back. He then says he is sick and tired of everyone bringing up his past being the Ringmaster, and saying whatever happened to Dave Lo, he was cool. No one ever says that about Big Zo and the way he used to be as an animal and a destroyer, but they forgave him. Zo comes out and David says no one cares about him or working with at-risk kids, and Zo says he better not say one more word or he will be at-risk of having his teeth knocked down his throat. David continues on, and Zo finally snaps. He hits David down and out of the ring. He then flips the mats up at ringside and slams David down on the exposed concrete.

MIXED TAG: Kevin Giza & Cali defeat OVW Women's Champion Mickie Knuckles & "The Boy Wonder" Sam Thompson. Mickie carries Sam out on her shoulder with his face painted and strips him to his shorts and socks, telling him to play. Mickie controls when she is in, but Cali takes her down with a top rope dropkick. Sam & Giza are in and Giza hits him with a kick and the 450 splash for the 3.
After the match, Mickie kisses Sam before hitting him with a pumphandle slam.

"Shotgun" Tony Gunn & OVW Heavyweight Champion Adam Revolver (w/World Heavyweight Radio Champion Shannon the Dude) defeat "The Bad Boys Club": "Bad Boy" Shane Andrews & "Double R Superstar" Randy Royal (w/"Bad Girl" Jessie Belle). Shane has early control against Gunn & Adam, but Gunn & Adam take it back. Shane takes Adam down and they make hot tags to Gunn & Royal. Shane spears Adam out of the ring as Royal accidentally takes out the ref on the inside as Gunn ducks a leap. Gunn gets a chair from STD, but Jessie pulls it away. Royal hits the Royal Flush, but STD pulls the ref out. The Legacy of Brutality run out and attack Royal with the ref out on the floor. LJ & Justin Smooth run out to even things up. Gunn & Royal are both down and Jessie pulls Royal over him. A new ref is out and counts to 2. Royal tries for another Royal Flush, but Michael Hayes is out and distracts the ref. Revolver clocks Royal from behind with the title and Gunn gets the 3.
After the match, Team Hayes & Team Pope continue to brawl on the outside as a preview of War Games!

This ended the TV taping.

Post-Show Dark Matches:

"River City Dragon" LJ defeats "The Winter Swoldier" Adam Slade. Slade hits several finishers but can't put LJ away as he continues to kick out just before 3. LJ comes back with the Gut Check and frog splash for the 3.

WAR GAMES: Team Pope (Elijah Burke, the Bad Boys Club, Justin Smooth, & LJ) vs. Team Hayes (Michael Hayes, Josh Ashcraft, the Legacy of Brutality, Adam Revolver, & Tony Gunn)
TV TITLE: Big Zo (c) vs. David Lee Lorenze III
WOMEN'S TITLE CAGE MATCH: Mickie Knuckles (c) vs. Cali
HANDICAP GRUDGE MATCH: Billy O & Rev. Stu vs. the Void

As always, thanks for reading!