Hello and welcome to OVW Tough Love, and our first recap of an Ohio Valley Wrestling pay-per-view.
This show looks stacked, so let’s settle in and enjoy the ride.
Dustin Jackson Defeated “The Iron Bear” Tom Coffey by Pinfall
This should be a fun match with the competitors’ different styles.
Coffey started out brawling and taking it right to Jackson, but Jackson retaliated by using his speed.
This was full of back and forths with Coffey halting Jackson’s momentum regularly, but Jackson tried to wear Coffey down before hitting a bulldog and a splash off the top rope for the win.
This was a solid opening match for the event.
“The Black Widow” Harley Fairfax Defeated Lilith Grim by Submission
We expect this to be a hard hitting match between two of the more physical members of OVW’s women’s division.
Fairfax gained the upper hand while she worked on Grim’s left arm with some heavy blows and join manipulation.
Grim turned the tables and took her time to beat and wear down Fairfax, but Fairfax’s MMA background paid some dividends.
Fairfax locked in an impressive looking armbar for the submission win.
This was a pretty good match that kept a steady pace.
“The Indian Lion” Mahabali Shera Defeated “The Real McCoy” JDX by Pinfall
This will be a hard test for the newcomer JDX, and his early strikes had no effect on Shera.
JDX hit some of his best shots including a flatline, but Shera was unfazed as he hit a pop up powerbomb for the win.
Tony Bizo Defeated Drew Hernandez by Pinfall
Bizo came out and said we should realize he’s the best part of the show and told everyone he shouldn’t be booed but thanks for getting rid of Ashton Cove.
He then said he’ll hold an open challenge and called out anybody in the back to come out as anyone is a welcome guest tonight and Drew Hernandez answered the call.
Hernandez called him out for attacking Cove and injuring him all for the letterman’s jacket he has and added he has a problem with Bizo running his mouth.
Hernandez said he’d put him in similar condition as Cove and the match was on.
Hernandez went after Bizo before the bell rang, and Bizo headed to the floor a couple of times to buy some time.
Bizo rolled up Hernandez and held his tights for leverage for the win.
OVW Tag Team Championship – Tate Twins (Brandon and Brent) (c) Defeated The Gravity Destroyers (AJ Daniels and Isaiah Broner by Pinfall
OVW Tough Love Recap expects this to be a great match if their previous meeting is anything to go by. Time to buckle up and enjoy the ride.
This has the potential to be the match of the night if not the year with the talent in the ring, and the mismatch between the two are going to be fun to watch.
Broner’s power was more than equal to Brandon Tate’s speed, but both were enough to take him down, but Daniels balanced that out when he was in the ring and the Gravity Destroyers had a couple of early near pinfalls.
Like in their last match, it appeared that Broner suffered a head injury in a move from the Tates and Daniels came in to buy some time for him to get things together.
While the referee was busy with Daniels and Broner, the Tate Twins switched places and surprised Daniels with a small package for the pin.
Interesting twist since both teams are faces. Still a pretty cool twist on things.
“The Golden Boy” AJZ Defeated “Rockstar” Ryan Howe by Disqualification
AJZ attacked Howe from behind on the floor before the bell rang, but his advantage didn’t last long before Howe took control.
After throwing Howe into the ring steps and throwing him into the ring, AJZ hit a knee off the top rope for a near pinfall.
Howe came back and pummeled AJZ from pillar to post before working on AJZ’s left arm with an armbar.
After the referee was knocked out, AJZ went for a low blow but it had no effect and Howe pulled out a cup, then locked in an armbar and AJZ tapped out but the ref was out and didn’t see it.
AJZ pulled brass knuckles out of his boot and nailed Howe, but Howe kicked out from a slow count from a gorgy referee.
AJZ put the brass knuckles in Howe’s tights, but jumped into a double underhook DDT for the win.
AJZ then told the ref Howe used brass knuckles and he found them and reversed his decision. AJZ took off and How chased him to the back.
Rush Division Championship Triple Threat Match – William Lutz (c) Defeated Hy-Zaya w/Josh Ashcraft (Pinfall) and KarDaniel “Damage” Dunn
This should be interesting as KarDaniel Dunn came out with his left arm bandaged and in a sling.
Dunn took three swings at Hy-Zaya to start, but Hy-Zaya brushed them aside and Lutz went at him and knocked him out of the ring before they squared off.
Hy-Zaya prowled outside the ring to wait for the right moment to strike and let KTD and Lutz wear each other out before he moved in.
Hy-Zaya knocked Lutz out on the floor and focused on KTD, working on his injured shoulder before Lutz got back into it.
Hy-Zaya locked KTD in a single arm camel clutch and Luta broke it up with a sunset flip for the win on Hy-Zaya for the win.
After the match, Hy-Zaya then hit both with a Mishinoku driver on the Rush Division title belt
Street Fight – “HollyHood” Haley J w/Luscious Lawrence Defeated Joseline Navarro by Pinfall
Navarro went after Haley J as soon as she ran out, and the action spilled to the floor as any good street fight should.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before a steel trash can full of toys came out, curtesy of Navarro.
A sword fight with toy swords even broke out, followed by Navarro using a plunger to, well, plunge Haley J’s face.
Lawrence tried to help out and throw his dust bag into Navarro’s eyes but missed and got the referee, but he did break up a pin and took a kick to his little Lawrence for his trouble.
Navarra slid back into the ring, and Haley J hit her with her sack of rocks for the win.
This was a fun one with a great mix of shots and funny moments. We highly recommend watching it.
Omar Amir, “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz w/Shannon the Dude, “Shotgun” Tony Gunn Defeated The Legacy of Brutality (Steve Michaels, Big Zo, Ca$h Flo w/Josh Ashcraft by Pinfall
We’ve been waiting for this match and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.
Some gamesmanship by Godderz started it off as he was overpowered by Big Zo, then demanded another member, and couldn’t move Michaels.
So, he asked for time out and asked for him to tag in Flo, and Godderz tagged in Tony Gunn.
Definitely Ric Flair style of gamesmanship at it’s best.
After a tag back exchange between Godderz and Gunn, Amir tagged himself in and went after Flo.
Godderz acted hurt and Gunn occupied the ref while Zo and Flo double teamed Amir.
Amir and Gunn continued to do the heavy lifting, with Amir doing most of that, and held their own throughout.
After Amir took a bunch of abuse, Godderz and then Gunn avoided tagging in and left Amir for LOB to beat him down.
Amir sent Flo and Michaels to the floor, and then hit a flying clothesline on Zo before he grabbed Gunn and Godderz through the curtain and hit a double noggin knocker before heading back to the ring.
Amir hit an Island Time on Zo for the win.
This is going to lead to some fun exchanges between Amir, Godderz, and Gunn in the coming weeks.
This was a pretty good match and show, and we enjoyed our first OVW pay-per-view.
What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below, and thank you for joining OVW Tough Love Recap. It was a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing you all next time.
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