9/5 OVW TV TV Report
by Trent Vandrisse
Here’s the Ohio Valley Wrestling Television taping report for September 5th, 2012. This was the taping following the Sept. 1st Saturday Night Special that saw Crimson win the “Nightmare Rumble” to become the new #1 contender to the OVW Heavyweight title, and “Smooth” Johnny Spade successfully defend the OVW title against Jamin Olivencia in a 30 minute Ironman match. This TV taping was a tepid follow up to the SNS. There were a few OK matches tonight, but little in the way of booking at all, let alone any interesting booking. Not much thought was put into this one, and a lot of the regulars didn’t appear. Also there were no backstage segments shown on the screen to the live crowd tonight, but that doesn’t mean that some won’t be inserted into the TV show.
Dean Hill & Gilbert Corsey were the TV announcers tonight. Ron Hed & Terry Boddie were the ring announcers. The attendance was around 100, but there were some bad storms in the area not long before the show started.
1. Elvis Pridemore beat VIP
Dark match. Elvis won with a roll up. Not good.
2. Epiphany beat Max Von Wolfgang
Also a dark match. Wolfgang claims be “The body guy” here, though he has no body at all, and challenged anyone in the back to a body contest. Black lady wrestler Epiphany came out and pinned Wolfgang after one bodyslam.
The TV taping opened with Hill & Corsey talking at the desk for a bit, until Rob Terry hit the ring. Terry complained about lasting for 60 minutes in the Nightmare Rumble, only to be dumped out by Crimson in the end. Huh? What’s his complaint, isn’t that the point of a battle royal? Terry then said Crimson called him the next day and said he was made to eliminate Terry by Johnny Spade, because Spade fears Terry. Huh?? That makes no sense, Spade has faced Terry many times before here. Spade came out and said that makes no sense because he has faced Terry several times before here. Spade then questioned Terry’s intelligence level to believe Crimson’s obvious malarkey, and that was it for this weak segment.
3. Jason Wayne w/Bolin Services 2.0 beat Randy Royal by submission
This was the first match of the TV taping. Wayne cut an annoying heel promo before the match again bragging about his military service. Wayne worked on Randy Royal’s left arm for awhile, and won by submission with an arm bar on the mat. Wayne started to recite the Pledge of Allegiance after the match, but then said we didn’t deserve it and left.
Dean Hill made a non televised announcement to the crowd that the main event tonight had been changed due to an incident that happened backstage following the opening segment. Hill said the TV main event would be Johnny Spade vs Rob Terry vs Jessie Godderz in the three way. Since no match was made during the opening segment, I guess we were supposed to assume it was going to be Spade vs Terry.
4. The Mobile Homers(Ted McNaler & Adam Revolver) w/Brittany DeVore beat Swag Nation(J Best & ???)
Swag Nation used to be known as the “Street Kings” here. It’s African American guys doing a hollow Cryme Tyme impression. Not sure who the stumble bum was with J Best tonight. The Mobile Homers seemed sober this week and won it with their double team spear finisher.
5. December beat OVW Women’s champion Taeler Hendrix w/Dylan Bostic in a non title match
December made her OVW debut here dressed as a cheerleader. Dylan Bostic was out with his shoulder in a sling. He was injured in the Nightmare Rumble when Alex Silva pitched Bostic so far out of the ring that he shoot landed on the announce desk. Taeler Hendrix beat on December with her own pom poms, and Hendrix then celebrated by showing her cheerleader skills with the pom poms. The pom pom’ing stopped when Heidi Lovelace came to ringside and applied a cold compress to Dylan Bostic’s injured shoulder. December then rolled up a highly distracted Taeler Hendrix for the non title victory.
6. Alex Silva beat Jamin Olivencia
These two met here last week as part of a “Beat the clock” challenge with Olivencia winning then in 3:45. Tonight was different. The match went longer, and was very back and forth. They set up the same spot that was the finish last week, Olivencia catching Silva with his “Standing O” clamping DDT finisher as Silva charged in, but this week Silva kicked out of it, which freaked Olivencia out. Silva then won it with his “Silva Surfer” running knee finisher. So Silva got his win back this week.
7. Rob Terry beat Jessie Godderz & OVW Heavyweight champion “Smooth” Johnny Spade in a non title three way match when Terry pinned Godderz
TV main event time. Don’t know what the incident was backstage Dean Hill told us about earlier, but whatever it was fired these three up because they all went at it tooth and nail here. Some pretty stiff and brutal action in this match at times. Hard fought all the way. It went awhile, as they were clearly filling time on this episode, and finally ended with Rob Terry pinning Jessie Godderz with a powerslam. Terry then chokeslammed both Godderz and Spade after the match to end the taping. Not sure what the point of this match was exactly. My guess is they threw Godderz into the mix here because they wanted Terry to win one, but didn’t want Spade to lose, so they had Terry beat Godderz here instead. I don’t think many are picking Spade to retain the OVW title when he faces Crimson at the October Saturday Night Special.
This episode wasn’t one for the ages. Send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org