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By Brian Cannon on 2019-07-11 07:44:00

This is the OVW Report for Wednesday, July 10, 2019. This episode can be seen on WBNA-21 in the Louisville area on Saturday at 11AM and 9PM, and on the OVW Network. In this episode, "A Midsummer's Nightmare Tournament" to crown a new #1 contender, plus more!

Pre-Show Dark Matches:

Ashton Cove & OVW TV Champion William Lutz defeat William Hudson Alexander Moore & Big Zo. Quick back and forth between Moore & Cove. Lutz causes a distraction that allows Cove to knee Moore and tag Lutz. Moore regains control and tags Zo. Zo plows him down, then Cove as he enters. Lutz tags back in, but Zo fires away on him and hits him with a fall away slam. Moore tags in and hits a frog splash from the second rope for 2. He goes all the way up top and Cove gets in. Zo gets in and fires away and throws him into the ropes, then clotheslines him over. When he shoved Cove, Moore fell off the top rope, and it allows Lutz to steal the 3.

Shiloh Jonze (w/DL3 & Big D) defeats The Gilpinator. Shiloh fires away and chops him in the corner. He misses a charge and Gilp tries to roll Shiloh up a few quick times for 2 counts. Shiloh takes him down and does a Shiloh-roonie. He hits him with a trouble in paradise kick for the 3.

Ca$h Flo & "Hood Ninja" Hy Zaya defeat KTD & Lee Holliday. Ca$h & Hy attack KTD & Lee to get us started. KTD gets knocked down by Hy as Lee leapfrogs Ca$h off the ropes. He double dropkicks Hy & Ca$h and locks up the arm. KTD tags in and hits it off the second rope. KTD hits a dropkick that doesn't knock Ca$h down. Ca$h catches KTD off the ropes as KTD charges again and slams him. He chops him hard in the corner. KTD escapes for a tag to Lee. He fires away on Ca$h and then hits a slingblade and suplex on Hy. Hy blocks a second suplex and throws Lee into a charging Ca$h who splashes him down on the mat. They deliver a double team suplex/slam finisher, then Ca$h hits the legdrop from the top rope for the 3.

"The Boy Wonder" Sam Thompson defeats Kyle Roberts. Kyle with a side headlock, Sam back with an arm drag. He knocks Kyle out of the ring and goes to fly, but Kyle gets back in and clotheslines him. Kyle hits him in the corner, but Sam fires back. Sam with a sunset flip for 2. Kyle back with a dropkick for 2. Sam kicks him on a charge attempt and fires back again. Sam forearms him in the head, goes up, and hits a missile dropkick for 2. Kyle goes for a kick and kicks the knee, but Sam hits a super kick to the face and gets 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 OVW TV.

Josh Ashcraft & Dr. Ted McNaler are on commentary, and Mercy Keller & Brittany Devore are the ring announcers.


MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE TOURNAMENT MATCH: "Category 5" Corey Storm defeats "The Real Deal" Randall Floyd. Some quick exchanges early, but Storm catches Floyd with a kick to the face. He goes up top and leaps off, but Floyd side steps and hits him with an exploder suplex into the corner. Floyd with a chinlock. Storm escapes, but Floyd comes back and locks up his arm. Storm works up and hits a reverse enziguri. He goes to dive out, Floyd moves, but Storm catches himself on the apron. He goes for a kick, but Floyd grabs his foot and pulls him down. Back inside, they exchange blows, with Floyd slamming him. Off the ropes, Storm goes for a sunset flip. Floyd sits for 2 and there are then several back and forth pin attempts, with Storm finally getting the 3 after a roll-up! Floyd offers a handshake and they shake after the match.


MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE TOURNAMENT MATCH: "The Mayan Mauler" Drew Hernandez defeats Brandon Espinosa. Espy offers a handshake with his fingers crossed behind his back. He rolls Drew up for 2. Drew rolls Espy up with tights for 2. They shove each other with Espy then firing away on Drew in the corner. Espy dumps Drew outside and baseball slides, but Drew traps him in the apron and clubs away on him. Espy kicks Drew and takes off the top turnbuckle. The ref catches him, but then Drew takes off the other one. Espy charges, Drew moves, and Espy hits the exposed corner hard. Drew charges, but then hits the exposed turnbuckle that Espy undid. They exchange shots, but Drew gets the win after a kick below the belt that the ref doesn't see for the 3.


MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE TOURNAMENT MATCH: "Category 5" Corey Storm defeats Amon. Amon attacks Corey as he enters the ring. He clubs him in the corner, but misses a charge and Corey elbows him. Amon comes back and clotheslines him down. Corey back with several kicks, but runs into a sidewalk slam off the ropes. Amon gets a 2 count. He chokes Corey in the ropes, then uses the ropes for leverage as he stands on Corey's throat. Corey with some kicks to the legs from the mat, but Amon knees him in the head. Amon stands on Corey, choking him again in the ropes. Off the ropes, Amon hits a clothesline that flips Corey around for 2. Amon applies a full nelson. Corey tries to work his way up, but Amon plants him with a full nelson slam for 2. Amon tries to pin again for 2. Amon grabs his chain, and the ref argues with him. Corey, meanwhile, gets on the top rope and hits a double foot stomp to the back of Amon to get the 3.

MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE TOURNAMENT MATCH: "The Great" Dustin Jackson defeats "The Mayan Mauler" Drew Hernandez. A back and forth contest early. Dustin with the huge dropkick and knees Drew in the corner. He hits him with a huge dropkick from the top rope. Drew pushes Dustin into the corner and fakes that Dustin low blowed him. The ref calls for the bell, but 2 more refs run out and say that didn't happen. The match restarts with Drew attacking Dustin from behind. Drew goes for the Mayan Apocalypse, but Dustin dropkicks him, hits the running knee, then the splash from the top rope for the 3.

Valerie Vermin comes out and asks Megan Bayne if she knows how hard it is for her here. It's not easy to have friends when you're as pretty and as cute as she is. She found some people to team with her at the last Special that she won by herself, but Megan ran them off. She will face Megan at the next Special for the title, and the fans will have no choice but to root for her and she will run her new empire as champion.

MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE TOURNAMENT FINAL MATCH: "The Great" Dustin Jackson defeats "Category 5" Corey Storm. Before the match gets started, Justin Smooth comes out and poses with the title before joining commentary. Ted McNaler & Brittany Devore also leave the ringside area during this time. Corey fires away, but gets flipped out of the ring to the outside. Dustin goes to dive out, but Corey moves. Corey then dives on him. Back inside, Dustin regains control and hits a gut buster for 2. Storm hits a kick to the head, but Dustin comes back with a Canadian destroyer. He goes up top, but Smooth shoves him off. Corey shoves Smooth off the apron after hitting Dustin with a super kick. He doesn't want Smooth's help. He runs into a back elbow from Dustin, but Corey comes back with a cutter out of the corner and gets the 3!

Smooth gets in the ring with a mic after the match and tells Corey he should never put his hands on him. He says Corey is just a boy, and he is a man. This will be a cake walk and Corey should just lay down now so he can get this over with. Corey takes the mic and says in his 4 years, he has always been underestimated. There have always been opponents bigger, stronger, and more experienced, but he has proven them wrong. He plans to kick Smooth's teeth down his throat and prove Smooth wrong just like everyone else.

This ended the TV taping.

Ted McNaler says the match with Kings Ransom is postponed, due toLeonis Khan having a stomach ulcer and not being able to compete.Adam Revolver comes out and says Leonis was scared and they should forfeit the belts. Maximus Khan comes out and says Leonis will be okay, and Ted offers a drink of Grandma's rocket fuel. Ted & Maximus have a drink, but Adam throws it in Maximus' face and says they better show up next week.

DARK MATCH: "The Void": Nigel Winters & Chace Destiny defeat DL3 & "Rudo" Raul LaMotta (w/Shiloh Jonze & Big D). Raul runs into a dropkick from Chace. Nigel tags in and they deliver double kicks to the side of his head. DL3 tags in, but doesn't do much better. Nigel takes him down, then monkey flips Chace onto him for 2. Off the ropes, Chace gets tripped by Shiloh. Shiloh trips Chace again, but the ref notices and ejects Shiloh & Big D from ringside. Raul & DL3 argue and Chace tags Nigel. Nigel dropkicks Raul down and tags Chace. They deliver a double kick to Raul for the 3.

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