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OVW 1000 LIVE REPORT FROM LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

By Brian Cannon on 2018-10-10 22:06:00

In this historic episode, Justin Smooth, Billy Gunn, Jax Dane, Abyss, Tommy Dreamer, Crimson, Randall Floyd, & Shane Hurricane Helms fight for the vacant OVW Heavyweight Title! Also, Open Mike Eagle goes up against Shiloh Jonze, a "Team of Champions" Match captained by Rocco Bellagio & Nova, Meg teams with ODB & Victoria to fight the "It" Girls (Cali, Valerie Vermin, & OVW Women's Champion Jaylee), plus much more!

Without further ado:

Here we go...

Pre-Show Dark Matches:

 

"King's Ransom": Maximus & Leonis Khan defeat "The Hernandez Brothers": Christian & Drew. Leonis locks up with Christian and locks the arm. Christian backs him into the corner and tags Drew. Leonis is worked over in the corner and Drew splashes him. The Kings come back and plow down Drew following a tag. Drew regains control against Maximus, but Leonis tags in and flips in, hitting a jumping clothesline for 2. Christian breaks the pin and then helps double team him in the corner as Maximus tries to get back in and help his partner. Christian hits a big spinebuster for 2. Leonis gets a hot tag and runs through the Hernandez Brothers. Drew is taken down, then the Khans hit Christian with the double spinebuster for the 3.
 

"Shotgun" Tony Gunn defeats Brandon Wolfe. Gunn with a quick takedown. Wolfe with some quick offense back. Gunn catches him with a slam. There are some quick pin attempts both ways. Wolfe catches him with a hurricanrana and a dropkick for 2. Gunn comes back with a suplex and stomps Wolfe. Gunn throws him into the corner and clotheslines him. Wolfe fires back, but Gunn drops him. He hits a spinebuster for 2. Wolfe back with a flying cross body. He hits a knee to the face for 2. Gunn takes Wolfe back down and locks in a modified sharpshooter for the tapout.

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 OVW TV.

Gilbert Corsey, Dr. Ted McNaler, & Shannon the Dude are on commentary, and Mercy & Brittany are the ring announcers.

 

Dean Hill starts it off by welcoming us to episode #1000!

 

OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE QUARTERFINAL: "The Trinidad Titan" Justin Smooth defeats "The Innovator of Violence" Tommy Dreamer. Quick exchanges early, followed by a shove from Smooth. Dreamer gets him into the corner and chops him hard. He throws him outside, where he hits him, then spits a drink into his face. He then hits him with the drink. He charges Smooth in the corner, but Smooth moves, and he crashes into the ringpost. Some more exchanges, and Dreamer regains control. He gets Smooth down for a near 3, but Smooth gets his foot on the rope. Dreamer is going for a Death Valley Driver, but Smooth slides off and hits the bicycle kick to get the 3!

 

OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE QUARTERFINAL: Billy Gunn defeats "The Real Deal" Randall Floyd. They lock up and Gunn shoves Randall into the ropes. They lock up again and Randall locks Gunn up and shoves him. Some quick mat wrestling and Randall goes after the leg. Gunn takes a breather. Randall goes out and they exchange blows. Gunn drives Randall into the ring apron. Back inside, he pins for 2. He locks in a headlock. Randall fires back and hits a nice dropkick for 2. Gunn catches him with a back elbow and clotheslines him. He drives him into the corner and goes for the Fameasser. Randall moves and hits a t-bone suplex for 2! Gunn comes back and connects with the Fameasser to get the 3.

 

OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE QUARTERFINAL: Jax Dane vs. Crimson. Crimson wants him to lay down, but Jax grabs him by the throat and into the corner. Crimson shoves him and hits a t-bone suplex, but Jax pops right up and hits him with an overhead release suplex. They exchange shots with Jax plowing over Crimson off the ropes. He catches him with another release suplex, but misses a charge in the corner. Off the ropes, they double clothesline each other. Amon's music hits.

Amon & Crazzy Steve cause a distraction as Abyss chokeslams both War Kings. They get up before the 10 count, but then Steve & Amon drag them out. The ref calls for the bell.

Abyss spits at episode 1000 and the fans of Louisville. He then says he is ready for his match. He says Shane Helms fell into "the Void" of the Abyss.

The Void drags him out by a chain. He tries to fight back, but the Void beats him down...

 

OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE QUARTERFINAL: "The Monster"Abyss (w/"The Void": Chace Destiny, Houdini, & Nigel Winters) defeats "Hurricane" Shane Helms. Abyss puts a hand on him for 2. He tries again, but Helms kicks out! Off the ropes, Helms goes for a chokeslam, but then Abyss goes for one. Helms fires out and tries to slam him, but Abyss is too heavy and falls on him. Abyss cranks the neck. Helms fights back and hits a flying spinning elbow to Abyss. He knocks Chace from the apron as Nigel & Houdini run in. He double chokeslams them, then tries to chokeslam Abyss. Abyss shoves him off and then connects with the Black Hole Slam for the 3.

 

Megan Monroe, Victoria, & ODB defeat "The It Girls": Cali, Valerie Vermin, & OVW Women's Champion Jaylee. A hot start for ODB, Victoria, & Meg. Distractions allow Jaylee to get control over Meg for a brief moment. She gets a hot tag to ODB, who bowls over Valerie, then Cali. She hits them with a double bronco buster. Victoria grabs Jaylee who runs back in and hits her with the Widow's Peak. ODB tags Meg back in and she hits Val with the long-standing vertical suplex to get the 3!

 

Gilbert Corsey brings out the "founding fathers" of OVW: Joe Wheeler, Rip Rogers, Jim Cornette, Dean Hill, & Danny Davis. They each speak about OVW. They are then interrupted by Team Nova. Nova says his team is the reason OVW is on the map.

 

TEAM OF CHAMPIONS MATCH: "Team Capp""The Show Stealer" Rocco Bellagio, "The Young Lion" Tyler Matrix, "Mister Marvelous" Melvin Maximus, Michael Hayes, & "The Double R Superstar" Randy Royal defeat "Team Nova": Nova, Jay Bradley, Vaughn Lilas, Adam Revolver, & Paul Burchill (w/Shannon the Dude & Josh Ashcraft).

Royal & Melvin pull Adam into the ring and Royal takes him down with a flying forearm. Jay tags in and takes Royal down. He tags Melvin. Melvin locks him up and tags Tyler. Tyler kicks him, but Jay slams him hard and tags Lilas. Lilas with a hard chop. Tyler fires back and tags Hayes. Hayes headbutts Lilas, and he tags out to Burchill. Hayes drops him with a backdrop. Burchill drives him into the corner and shoulders him. Adam is back in and works Hayes over. Jay tags in and clubs him, then tags Burchill. Burchill with some hard kicks. He misses a kneedrop. He tries a backdrop, but Hayes flips over. He tries to grab him, but his leg comes off. Hayes tags Rocco. Everyone ends up in, one after another. Matrix flies out on most of Team Nova, leaving Nova & Rocco inside. Nova low blows Rocco. Danny Davis gets on the apron and hits Nova! Rocco is back up and waiting.

He hits him with the Plunge for the 3!

 

OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE SEMIFINAL: "The Trinidad Titan" Justin Smooth defeats Billy Gunn. They lock up, but have a stalemate. Billy goes off the ropes, but Smooth stays on his feet. Billy catches Smooth with a shot as he goes off the ropes. Gunn tosses him to the floor, then goes out and hits him off the apron. He hits him into the guardrail, then kicks him and rolls him in. He hits him in the corner and charges in, but Smooth moves. Smooth fires back, but Gunn catches him with a Fameasser for 2! Smooth kicks out! Gunn pounds him on the mat. He goes for another Fameasser, but Smooth moves and hits the bicycle kick for the 3!

 

Open Mike Eagle (w/Mr. Anderson & Mick Foley) defeats Shiloh Jonze (w/Big D & DL3). Shiloh with the first shot, but Eagle takes him down and smacks him in the head. He slams Shiloh and he retreats on the outside. DL3 distracts Eagle, so Shiloh attacks him from behind. He throws Eagle hard into the corner. He rips his shirt off and chops him hard. Shiloh does a Shiloh-roonie, then runs into a chop from Eagle. He hits an atomic drop, then another. Off the ropes, DL3 trips him. Shiloh stomps him and slams him. He misses the jiggy kneedrop, then misses a charge in the corner. Eagle fires back and hits a hurricanrana! DL3 distracts the ref again and Big D runs in. Anderson hits him with a mic check. DL3 gets in and kicks Anderson, but gets a mic check as well. Shiloh gets scared away by Foley on the apron with Mr. Socko! He backs up into a roll up from Eagle for the 3!

 

OVW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FINAL: "The Monster" Abyss defeats "The Trinidad Titan" Justin Smooth. Abyss shoves Smooth down. He locks in a headlock, then chokes him in the ropes. Smooth fires back, but Abyss catches him with a massive clothesline. Abyss chops him hard in the corner. Abyss throws him to the corner and misses a charge. Smooth fires back and splashes him. Once again, Amon & Crazzy Steve are out. Steve distracts the ref while Amon pulls Smooth out and hits him on the outside. Abyss chokes him in the ropes, then Steve follows up as Abyss distracts the ref. Abyss wrenches the neck, but Smooth elbows out. Abyss tries a chokeslam, but Smooth elbows out again, then hits a shoulder tackle off the ropes. Smooth hits him with a spinebuster! He goes up top, but Amon grabs him and pulls him down. He throws him into the ringpost. Abyss is back to his feet. Abyss hits a chokeslam, but Smooth is out at 2! Abyss gets a chair, but the ref takes it away. Smooth DDT's him and kips up. Abyss gets the chair again, but Smooth ducks it and bicycle kicks it into his face. Abyss kicks out at 2! Smooth goes for a bicycle kick, but Abyss moves.

He catches Smooth with the Black Hole Slam for the 3!

Abyss is the NEW OVW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!

This ended the TV taping.OVW 1000 BATTLE ROYAL:

Entries: Ryan Howe, Apollo, Big D, DL3, Ashton Cove, Eddie Knight, Mexicutioner, William Lutz, KTD, Big Zo, Dapper Dan, Austin Gunn, Trent Ware, Sam Thompson, SK Eveslage, Lucas, Jay Best, Dimes, Colton Cage, & Dustin Jackson.

Elimination Order: Lucas, SK, Big D, Best, Lutz, Ware, Cove, Apollo, Dimes, Dustin, Colton, KTD, Mex, Zo, Howe, Sam, Gunn, DL3, then Knight eliminates Dan to be named the winner.

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