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Saturday, April 30, 2022


This is the special report for OVW's Derby City Destruction, April 30, 2022!

-Mahabali Shera defends the OVW National Title against Tony Bizo with Haley J locked in a cage at ringside and Dr. Ricky Jones handcuffed to Luscious Lawrence!
-Omar Amir battles Ryan Howe in a grudge match!
-Star Rider tries to become a 3x Rush Division Champion as he faces Hy Zaya!
-OVW Women's Champion Leila Grey goes 1-on-1 with Freya the Slaya!
-Dark Kloudz face Bankroll for the OVW Tag Team Titles!
-Plus, Garrisaon Creed & Reverend Ronnie Roberts battle Dysfunction in an unsanctioned lights out match, The PEC-Tacular Gunns face The Legacy of Brutality, and much more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Linda Kay is the ring announcer, Bryan Kennison & Dancin' Stevie J are on commentary.

"The Candidate for a Brighter Future in Wrestling"
 Koda Jacobs, Tyler Lee Deputy, & Matt Black vs. Joe Mack, "The Viking" Roger Mathis, & "Rudo" Raul LaMotta.
Tyler gets chopped and stomped by his opponents. Tyler tags out to Matt. Matt gets chopped down by Raul, but a distraction by Koda & Tyler allows Matt to rake the eyes of Raul. Raul gets taken into the opposing corner and worked over. Matt chops Raul. Raul chops back and reaches for the tag, but Matt drives him back to the corner. He continues to try to fight out and finally gets the hot tag to Mack. Mack fires away and all 6 men end up in the ring. As the ring clears out, Mack is left with Koda. He kicks Koda and delivers a sit-out powerbomb for the 3.

Maximo Suave vs. "The Midwest Ace" TW3 vs. "Certified" Luke Kurtis.
Luke & TW3 team up on Suave. They hit him with a double back elbow, then both try to pin him. They argue and shove. TW3 runs into a boot from Suave. Suave flips Luke to the apron. He snapmares TW3 and kicks him in the head. He goes to fly out, but TW3 kicks him in the head. TW3 then leaps out into Suave. Luke follows up with a dive out onto both of them. Back inside, Luke hits a snap suplex on Suave, but TW3 breaks the count. Luke hits TW3, then locks Suave into a submission. TW3 kicks him and breaks it up. TW3 then takes Suave down and hits a double foot stomp across his back for 2. Luke is back up and stomps them both. He climbs up top, but Suave knocks him down across the top turnbuckle. Suave climbs up and goes for a backdrop as TW3 gets under him and powerbombs him off. He tries to cover them both for 2. Suave hits a elbow to the chest of TW3. He super kicks Luke and hits a backstabber. TW3 hits Suave with a knee to the face, then some other quick hits for 2. Suave with a muscle buster to TW3, but Luke throws him out of the ring and takes the cover for the 3!
WINNER: KURTIS by pinfall.

Charlie Kruel vs. Michelle Green.
Kruel with a hot start, but Green fires back. She hits a Russian leg sweep into a crossface for the tapout.
WINNER: GREEN by submission.
"Double A" Arie Alexander (w/"Rockstar" Ryan Howe) vs. Michelle Green.
Green looks to be in control, but a distraction by Howe on the apron allows Arie to come up from behind and hit a German Suplex, then a pedigree for the 3.
WINNER: ARIE by pinfall.
"Double A" Arie Alexander (w/"Rockstar" Ryan Howe) vs. Katelyn Alexis.
While Arie & Howe are looking in a mirror, Katelyn gets in and rolls Arie up from behind for the quick 3.
WINNER: KATELYN by pinfall.
 Haley J (w/"The Complete Package" Tony Bizo & Dr. Ricky Jones) vs. Katelyn Alexis.
Arie attacks Katelyn and hits her with a German Suplex, so Haley tries to come in and get the quick win, covering Katelyn for 2. Haley controls, but then Katelyn tries to come back, hitting a cross body out of the corner for 2. Haley connects with her finisher for the 3.
WINNER: HALEY J by pinfall.

In the back, Eric Cornish interviews Grayson Douglas Jr. He says he makes his 1-on-1 pay per view debut against Amon. Grayson says this isn't about him or Amon, it's about Crixus. Crixus was there for him when he was broken, and he can't be in Scotland for him now, but he is in Louisville and is looking to make it eye for an eye against Amon.

"Satan's Favorite Sinner"
 Amon vs. Grayson Douglas Jr.
Grayson fires away, but Amon takes him down and repeatedly bashes his head into the mat. Amon chokes him in the ropes. Amon misses a kneedrop, then runs into a back elbow. Grayson hits a nice dropkick, followed by a backdrop. He goes up top and hits a flying headbutt, but hurts himself on Amon's attire, and Amon pops right up. He hits the STH, but instead of going for the pin, gets his chain and wraps it around Grayson. He hits the ref and the bell is called for.
After the match,
Crixus runs out and goes after Amon. He sets up for the Glasgow Kiss, but D'mone Solavino attacks Crixus from behind. Amon & D'mone double team Crixus.

"The Legacy of Brutality": Big Zo & Steve Michaels (w/"The East End Villain" Josh Ashcraft vs. 
"The PEC-Tacular Gunns": "Shotgun" Tony Gunn & "Mr. PEC-Tacular" Jessie Godderz.
Tony runs into a brick wall with Steve. Jessie tags in and Steve wants a test of strength. Jessie kicks his knee and thinks he's winning, but Steve twists his arms down. Jessie tags out to Tony. Steve locks him up and headbutts him, then Zo tags in and hits Tony in the corner. Tony fires back and tags Jessie. Jessie tries to take Zo down, but can't. Off the ropes, Tony tags in and gets behind Zo. Jessie hits a cross body that takes Zo off his feet as he trips over Tony. Quick tags by Tony & Jessie. Jessie tries a sunset flip, then Zo misses a sit down splash. Jessie tries to lock him in the Adonis Crab, but the ref gets distracted by Josh on the apron. Steve gets in and hits Jessie from behind. Tony tries to get in and the ref makes him get out as Jessie gets double teamed. Zo locks him in a bearhug. Jessie avoids a headbutt and hit from Zo on the apron. He makes the hot tag to Tony. Tony clotheslines and shoulders Zo in the corner. He charges in with a knee to the face. He sets up for the Killshot, but Steve plows him down. Jessie gets in and leaps on Steve's back with a sleeper hold. Steve rams him back into the corner. Steve misses a boot in the corner. Tony & Jessie end up back to back. They fire on Zo & Steve, then both duck clotheslines. Zo & Steve run into each other. Tony & Jessie dropkick them into each other. They hit a double Takin' Out the Trash on Steve. They duck a double clothesline attempt by Zo, then hit a double facebuster to him. Gunn leaps out with a double axehandle on Steve as Jessie spears Zo and picks up the 3.

OVW RUSH DIVISION TITLE MATCH: "The Star of the Show" Star Rider vs. "The Hood Ninja" Hy Zaya (c).
Star charges and Hy lifts him up on his shoulders and slams him for 2. He runs into him in the corner with double knees. He hits a bulldog and Star rolls out. Hy dives out with a kick to Star through the ropes. Star fires back at ringside, but Hy disappears. Star looks all around the ring. Hy reappears behind him and hits him. Back inside, Star dropkicks the knee out from under him, then attacks the knee. He hits a single leg DDT and covers for 2. Star wraps Hy's knee around the ringpost twice. Star stomps him in the corner, then hits a flip into the corner. He misses a second one. Hy hobbles to his feet. He hits Star and goes off the ropes into a dropkick from Star for 2. Star kicks him in the back. He attacks the knee again. Hy rolls him up in a small package for 2. Another roll-up for 2. A backslide for 2. Star with a stomp and shining wizard for 2. Star misses a flying headscissors as Hy holds on to the top rope, then Hy connects with a leg lariat off the middle rope. Hy goes back up and misses Ninja Vanish. Star dropkicks him hard into the corner and goes for his own Ninja Vanish, but misses. Hy hits Star with an inverted piledriver for the 3.

OVW WOMEN'S TITLE: "The Queen of the North" Freya the Slaya vs. "The Unstoppable Danger" Leila Grey 
Freya throws her robe over Grey's head and attacks her from behind. She squashes her in the corner. Grey goes for a sunset flip, but Freya pounds her. Freya chops Grey across the chest, then chokes her with her boot. Freya gets her on her shoulders in a torture rack. Grey drops down and goes off the ropes, but is caught. Freya rams her in the corner. She slams her head first into the mat and drops an elbow. She wraps Grey up in the ropes, then drops a leg across her. Grey with a chinbuster, and she starts to fire back. She hits a stunner and climbs up top. Freya clubs her from behind and she is in the tree of woe. Freya charges in with a cannonball. Grey comes back with a tornado DDT. Freya lifts Grey up for a chokeslam, but Grey rolls her up and gets the 3.

NON-TITLE GRUDGE MATCH: Omar Amir vs. OVW Heavyweight Champion "Rockstar" Ryan Howe (w/"Double A" Arie Alexander).
Howe goes after Omar, but Omar ducks and hits Howe. Howe rolls out and Omar follows. He hits Howe's head off each side of the ring, then throws him into the ringpost. Howe reverses another throw to the ringpost. He exposes the concrete floor and goes for a suplex, but Omar blocks and reverses it. Omar goes to get in, but Arie grabs his foot. Howe kicks him through the ropes. Back and forth in the ring, with Arie getting some cheap shots in. Omar hits a big backdrop and chops Howe hard. Some back elbows and a dropkick from Omar. He splashes Howe in opposite corners. Arie gets in the ring and wraps herself around Omar's legs. The ref ejects her from ringside. Howe trips getting back in the ring and Omar hits him with Island Time for the 3.
WINNER: OMAR by pinfall.

OVW TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: "Bankroll": Ca$h Flo & "Big Money" Dimes vs. "Dark Kloudz""Elusive" Eric Darkstorm & "Hustler" Deget Bundlez (c).
Dark Kloudz tries to strategize outside the ring, but Bankroll hits them from behind and gives them a meeting of the minds. They clothesline them both out of the ring. Bankroll with quick tags and they control early until Deget grabs Ca$h as he climbs up in the corner. The distraction allows Eric to recover and hit Ca$h with an inverted atomic drop. Kloudz double team Ca$h as the ref has to get Dimes in his corner. They hit Ca$h with a double faceplant off the ropes. Deget knees Ca$h in the corner, then clubs him. Eric tags in and Ca$h kicks them both. He gets the hot tag to Dimes. Dimes with a shoulder tackle and tornado DDT to Eric for 2. Dimes tries for the Change Maker, but Eric shoves him off and Dimes goes flying through the ropes as Deget had them open. Eric covers for 2. Kloudz hits Dimes with a double suplex and Deget locks in a chinlock. Eric tags in and chops Dimes, then locks in a sleeper. Dimes fights up and gets the tag to Ca$h. He comes in clotheslining them, then chops Eric in the corner. Ca$h knocks Deget off the apron into the barricade. Dimes tags back in and they hit a double chokeslam for 2 as Deget breaks the pin. Ca$h chops Deget and both Kloudz are thrown into the corner. Ca$h charges into them and clotheslines Deget and himself out of the ring. Dimes charges into a boot from Eric and he rolls Dimes up with his feet on the ropes for leverage for the 3.

Shera fires away on Bizo and hits a back body drop. On the outside, Shera hits Bizo off the apron and chops him. Back inside, Shera runs into a back elbow, then a boot. Bizo tries to clothesline him. Shera catches him and hits a fall away slam. Bizo tries to fire again, but Shera hits a suplex. Bizo with a throat thrust and DDT for 1. Shera with a small package for 2. Bizo hits a super kick for 1. Bizo with a sleeper. Shera tries to fight out, but Bizo knees him and pulls him down by his hair. Bizo ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping forearm shot. He locks in another submission. Shera fights his way up and clotheslines Bizo, then chokeslams him. The ref gets squashed in the corner and he is down, as is Shera and Bizo. Jones sprays something in the eyes of Luscious and gets the key to unlock Haley. Bizo hits a Bizo Bomb for 2 as another ref comes out to make the count. Shera hits Bizo with the Sky High for 2 as Jones & Haley pull out the second ref. Shera goes out and gives them a meeting of the minds to knock them out. Back inside, Shera hits another Sky High, but there's still no ref to make the count. Bizo throws powder into Shera's face and rolls him up with a handful of tights for 2. Shera hits another Sky High to pick up the 3.

UNSANCTIONED LIGHTS OUT MATCH: "Dysfunction": Brandon Espinosa & "Iron Bear" Tom Coffey vs. "The Mercenary" Garrisaon Creed & Reverend Ronnie Roberts.
The fight starts at ringside and they battle in and out of the ring. Chairs, cookie sheets, ladders, kendo sticks, and jumper cables are used. Espy gets a razorblade knife and cuts the ring mat up and exposes it. Ronnie hits him with the offering plate. Espy tries to stab him with the knife, but Ronnie blocks it and the knife goes flying. Creed tries to clap the ears of Tom with 2 garbage can lids, but Tom ducks. He tries to piledrive him on the exposed ring, but Creed back body drops him. He puts on a mask and headbutts him. He runs in with a boot to the face. Espy & Ronnie are fighting in the back somewhere. Creed goes for a headbutt off the top rope, but Tom hits him with a kendo stick on the way down. Ronnie rolls Espy down the ramp in a wheelchair into a sheet of wood. Some chairs are lined up on one side of the ring, and Ronnie hits Tom with the Mighty Hand of God and throws him across the chairs. Espy hits Ronnie and slams his head off a table. Ronnie hits Espy with the ring bell and Espy crashes through the table. Ronnie goes to flip on Espy, but he moves. Creed leaps onto Dysfunction and rolls Espy in. He hits Espy with a trash can lid and uppercuts him. Creed gets Tom on his shoulders, but Espy hits him with his mask. Dysfunction puts Creed down with a spike piledriver on the exposed ring. Blanco Loco runs out and attacks them. He is on a roll, but the numbers game catches up. Dream Girl Ellie runs out with a barbed wire bat and hits Espy. Tom catches the bat and they go for a spike piledriver on her, but the locker room empties and Dysfunction hightails it out the side door.


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