OVW TV Report for April 14, 2007

Following are results from this past weekend’s OVW TV show, according to Dale Sherman of OVWrestling.com, where you can find the full recap including photos from the show…

April 14 , 2007 – Davis Arena
MATCHES:

ROMBOLA VS. LENNOX LIGHTFOOT
LOS LOCOS VS. JAMIN OLIVENCIA & T.J. DALTON
DANIEL RODIMER VS. ATLAS DABONE
KC JAMES VS. JAKE HAGER
KATIE LEA VS. ODB
TOMASSO VS. MIKE MONDO
OVW SOUTHERN TAG-TEAM TITLE MATCH:
CODY RUNNELS & SHAWN SPEARS (Champs) VS. OX & HAMMER

As fans may remember, the envelope had originally been attached to a bouquet of roses that were on top of a pole in a match. “The Ripper” Paul Burchall had managed to grab the roses after climbing the pole, but the envelope had come loose and landed in the middle of the ring. Thus, Burchall came down the pole with the roses in his hand, but it was Cody Runnels that managed to tear the envelope away from everyone else in the center of the ring and be declared the winner. Viewers may also remember that Shawn took in his tag-team partner’s victory that night as if someone had just stolen a puppy from him. This week found Shawn practically drooling over the envelope backstage and lamenting that, while he naturally has “TWO TITLES” already, he was not going to get a shot for a third thanks to Cody’s win.

Before Cody could try to bring Shawn back to Earth, Ox & Hammer came in to wish them luck in their upcoming tag-team match for the OVW Southern Tag-Team Titles.

ROMBOLA VS. LENNOX LIGHTFOOT
REF: Ray Ramsey

Rombola attempted to get back into the swing of things after his frequent clashes with Pat Buck by starting the match off against Lightfoot with a handshake. Lennox blew him off, however, and then attacked Rombola from behind with a flying knee to the back, shoving Rombola into a corner for a boot and a chop. Rombola reversed a whip to the opposite corner for a crossbody there. Rombola kept up the offense with a suplex and an elbow-drop. A splash off the corner got Rombola the quick win in the opening match of the night!

Rombola asked for the microphone and said, “What happens in this ring does not stay in this ring! What happens in this building does not stay in this building!” Ending up with three permanent scars on his face thanks to his various run-ins with Pat Buck – and having to get an MRI on his neck after getting clocked by Buck’s security, Tony Braddock, last week – Rombola warned Buck that he would be coming for him!

Backstage, ODB was having a little fun with Steve Lewington by giving him a sample of the paddle she used on Katie Lea last week on the 400 th episode of OVW Television. Lea broke up their little party to tell ODB that what happened last week would never happen again (and if you want more of Katie’s thoughts on this issue, check out her Confessions of a Queen article this week right here at OVWrestling.com). They were interrupted by a frantic Beth Phoenix, who was trying to get away from a lurching Jacob Duncan (who still had his paper sack from last week’s show). After Phoenix ran off with Duncan following her out, Lea told ODB that if ODB won their match later on the program, she would give ODB a shot at the OVW Women’s Title next week!

LOS LOCOS VS. JAMIN OLIVENCIA & T.J. DALTON
REF: Nick Andrews

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Los Locos as a team on OVW Television (typically they’ve been getting solo matches when on-camera), but no doubt that their skill as a team hasn’t been lacking during that interval! Ramon and Jamin started off the match, with Jamin hitting a quick tag to T.J. so that Dalton could bring Ramon down to his knees with a take-down on one leg while Jamin held Ramon in place by an arm. Dalton got a quick pin-attempt after a hiptoss on Ramon and then hit a duo short-arm clothesline on Ramon after tagging Jamin back into the ring.

An eyepoke by Ramon while the ref’s attention was elsewhere allowed Ramon to tag in Raul, but Ramon couldn’t keep Jamin in place long enough for Raul to get into the ring. Jamin hiptossed Raul over to the opposite corner for a blow to the head from Dalton on the outside before Jamin hitt another hiptoss for a two-count. Moving back to the corner for a tag to Dalton, Jamin held Raul’s arm out for T.J. to crash down on from the top-rope. Another tag back to Jamin allowed the two to hit a combination twist on the arms before a double chop to the chest, leaving Raul in a lot of upper-body pain. The two then hit another combo whip to the ropes in order to have T.J. take Raul down while Jamin hit a spinning kick to the gut.

Dalton tagged back in to hit still another whip, this time to set up an amazing combination standing moonsault side slam! Two dropkicks followed as Jamin then ran over to the corner to knock Ramon off the apron so the two could then hit flying elbows off the top-ropes on Raul for the 1-2-3 and the win!

As Dalton and Olivencia celebrated their win, Beth Phoenix ran out with Jacob Duncan close behind. Phoenix dove through the ring, confusing T.J. and Jamin. They turned around just in time to get chokeslammed by Duncan. Jacob then turned his attention back to Beth, leaving himself open to an forearm to the back from Ramon. Ramon should have asked Raul about whether attacking Jacob Duncan from behind was a good idea or not, as Raul had already found out the consequences of such actions several months ago (albeit while wearing a headless bear costume)! A clothesline from Duncan sent Ramon down to the canvas and Jacob wandered off in search of Beth again, paper sack in hand!

In the back, Rodimer flexed his muscles to impress Maryse, but proved that the solid mass of muscle in his head could turn any girl off once he opened his mouth. Rodimer then turned around to find Atlas DaBone standing behind him. DaBone told Rodimer that he had turned wrestling into a fight once Daniel broke Atlas’ ribs. Telling Rodimer that they were going to have a match, DaBone took a threatening step towards Rodimer, who yanked Maryse in between them to protect himself. Maryse pulled away from Rodimer and slapped him across the face before stomping out, while DaBone simply told Rodimer, “Let’s GO!”

DANIEL RODIMER VS. ATLAS DABONE
REF: Goose Mahoney

Still clutching his jaw after Maryse’s slap, Rodimer entered the ring and took a couple of running boots to DaBone’s rib-cage as Atlas dove into the ring. Ramming DaBone into a corner, Rodimer kept up the assault with by jamming a shoulder into Atlas’ ribs in another corner. DaBone tried to come back with a boot to the gut, but Rodimer just delivered a knuckle-sandwich to the jaw and began choking DaBone on the second rope once Atlas fell there. Another sharp kick to the ribs nearly sent DaBone flying out of the ring, but Rodimer dragged him back in for a slam to the mat and then an elbow-drop to the back of the head!

Rodimer pulled Atlas up for a headbutt and then threw DaBone into the corner for a choke with a boot. A shove from Rodimer’s boot sent DaBone to the ropes whereupon Rodimer whipped him straight into a clothesline that sent DaBone pretty much landing on his head! When Atlas managed to just barely break away from a pin-attempt, Rodimer just began pounding away at DaBone’s head before being called off by Mahoney. Another knee to the ribs sent Atlas back down, followed by a short-arm clothesline. And then another.

An abdominal stretch on Atlas was made even more painful with Rodimer jabbing an elbow into DaBone’s ribs! After three jabs from Rodimer, Atlas finally managed to get out of the hold with a hiptoss, followed by a couple of boots to the gut. Rodimer whipped Atlas to the ropes after taking a couple of elbows to the head, but by bending over to setup a backdrop, he allowed himself to eat a boot to the face from DaBone! A spear from Atlas sent Rodimer to the mat and before he could get his breath back, DaBone hit the standing splash on Rodimer for the win! A pain-ridden, but happy, Atlas DaBone left the ring dancing after the pin.

In the OVW Troubleshooter’s office of Al Snow, KC James was trying to convince Snow that he could wrestle with the cast on his arm. To prove it, James had brought his doctor “from Tennessee” to tell Snow that it was okay for James to wrestle. Snow didn’t seem entirely convinced, but gave the okay, as long as it was for a rematch against Jake Hager, who had already twice felt James’ cast on his noggin!

KC JAMES VS. JAKE HAGER
REF: Kevin Keenan

James took a walk from the ring when he saw the angry look on Hager’s face upon arriving at ringside. Hager followed him around the ring, but avoided an elbow-drop from James when trying to follow KC back in under the ropes. With James on the canvas, Hager dragged him halfway out on the apron for three punches to the chest before following a staggering James back into the ring! Hager followed up with a clothesline, a slam a knee to the gut and a whip to a corner that had James bouncing back out to Hager and dropping to his knees, pleading for mercy while holding his injured arm.

Hager had seen the bad side of the arm-cast too many times over the past few weeks to be taken in by it any longer and pulled James up with a chokehold before whipping him to the opposite corner for a backdrop! Reaching down to James’ cast, Hager began twisting it in an attempt to perhaps break it off, but James stopped him with a jab to the throat. As Hager gasped for air, James choked him on the second rope and slammed him to the mat for a two-count before simply choking the life out of Hager until Keenan called him off. James seemed to be delirious as he tried to rip Hager’s head off at the neck, but not so much when Hager managed to stand up and get out of the hold. A headbutt by James put Hager into position for a vertical suplex, but Hager used the move to get behind James and roll him up for a two-count! As Hager blocked the ref’s way, James tried to move in, cast swinging at Hager’s skull. Hager avoided the swing – as Keenan did, luckily enough – and fell back into another two-count pin-attempt by Hager. Hager hit a serious of clothesline on James and then went back to the ropes for another, running at James full-force. James, however, was prepared and ducked down, picking Hager up and using Hager’s momentum to send them back to the opposite rope so that James could drop Hager down on the top-rope!

With Hager down on the mat, James moved to the second rope in order to drop his cast-ridden forearm on Hager. Hager moved out of the way just in time, however, and James slammed the arm into the canvas! With James in pain, he could not fight off a scoop from Hager, who turned it into a suplex with a bridge for the pin and the win! As Keenan raised Hager’s arm in victory, James swung the cast into the back of Hager’s head, knocking him out. James then stomped out of the ring and to the back.

KATIE LEA VS. ODB
REF: Ray Ramsey

Katie Lea had the OVW Women’s Title in one hand and a paddle in the other. No, it wasn’t a normal Saturday night at home for Katie, but rather what she brought to the ring for her match against ODB. In fact, it was the very paddle that had been used on her the previous week by ODB! ODB arrived with a cooler of beer – which probably IS a normal Saturday night at home for her – and ready for the match that would give her a chance to win the Title from Lea next week.

Daring Lea to take a swing at her with the paddle, Ref Ramsey finally convinced Katie to ditch the weapon. ODB and Lea then did a little talking in the ring before Lea slapped ODB. The two went right for the hair and began rolling around the ring until breaking off just long enough to decide to both go for the hair-toss and the two went flying down to the canvas face-first!

Katie gathered her wits the quicker of the two and hit ODB with a knee to the gut, a forearm to the back and slamming ODB’s head into a turnbuckle. Katie was about to slam ODB’s head into another turnbuckle when ODB elbowed her in the gut and them rammed Katie’s head into the same turnbuckle in return. ODB chopped at Katie’s chest three times, driving Lea to the mat where the paddle was sitting. Katie scooted the paddle into the middle of the ring so that Ramsey would have to go after it, giving her time to choke ODB with the MISS OVW sash and fling her across the ring! Katie choked ODB by the ropes with her leg and then hit a backbreaker on ODB for a two-count. A couple of stomps to the back followed before just slamming ODB’s face into the canvas to set-up another two-count. Katie hit the shoulder on ODB a couple of times in a corner and then hit a Samoan Drop on ODB! That not being enough, Lea then pulled ODB up just so she could spit in her eye!

That’s when ODB pretty much lost her patience, jumping on Katie and just delivering a series of blows to Katie’s head before being pulled off by Ramsey. Once Lea stood up under her own power, ODB then pulled her up for a fireman carry slam! After running Katie back to a corner in order to throw several forearms at Lea’s head, ODB was pulled back by Ramsey and warned about her actions. Meanwhile, Katie noticed the paddle in the corner and picked it up, swinging at ODB’s head. ODB managed to duck the swing and then pulled Katie down for the finish pin of the match! As Katie held the paddle in a threatening manner in the ring, ODB celebrated with a beer at ringside.

Mike Kruel made an announcement, which Vladimir and Boris saluted: “America, are you tired of living in homes that have wheels attached to them? Not having jobs and living off the government? Well, Michael Kruel is here to help. I shall show you the light and take you to the Promised Land! I am your great American hero – Michael Kruel!”

TOMASSO VS. MIKE MONDO
REF: Goose Mahoney

Mondo stepped into the ring and immediately attacked with an elbow to Tomasso’s skull! By the time Mahoney could call for the bell, Mondo had the surprised Tomasso down for a pin and 1-2-3 later the match was over with Mike Mondo as the winner!

Suddenly “The Ripper” Paul Burchall came out and told referee Goose Mahoney to get back into the ring! Burchall warned Mahoney that he was going to have to be very, very careful in response to his questions. Goose had been the ref for the “Run for the Roses” match the previous week, where he had given the win to Cody Runnels even though Burchall had climb the pole and gotten the roses. As we mentioned in last week’s review, during the commercial break before that match, it had been Mahoney that had climbed to put the roses with the envelope on top of the pole and some minor malfunctions while trying to get everything up there. Also as we stated, this reviewer was an eyewitness to seeing that envelope fall on its own into the center of the ring while Burchall was busy trying to kick away some of the other participants from the pole while climbing it.

Be that as it may, Burchall accused Mahoney of being paid off by OVW Heavyweight Champ Idol Stevens to somehow cause the envelope to fall when it did so that Runnels would be declared the winner of the envelope that give the recipient a match for the Title “anytime, anywhere.” Burchall thought it was obvious to EVERYONE that he should have won the match and Goose had cheated him out of his victory.

Goose asked for the microphone, but instead of kowtowing to Burchall, he told The Ripper that he was offended by his comments disputing his honor and integrity as a man and an OVW referee. Goose then went through the rules of the match again, explaining that the objective with to get the envelope, not the roses it had been attached, and so therefore although EVERYONE knew Burchall had gotten the roses, it was clearly Runnels that had gotten the envelope. Goose said that Burchall WILL get a shot at the Title eventually.

Burchall took Mahoney’s comments in without flinching and then waved Mahoney off. As Mahoney moved to the ropes to leave, Burchall turned and clobbered him in the back of the head, sending Goose face-down to the canvas. He then picked up Mahoney long enough to perform the Curb Stomp on him. Before Burchall could do any more damage, Stevens ran into the ring and attacked The Ripper, leading to a mess of OVW security jumping in to separate the two!

OVW SOUTHERN TAG-TEAM TITLE MATCH:
CODY RUNNELS & SHAWN SPEARS (Champs) VS. OX & HAMMER

REF: Kevin Keenan

Cody and Ox started off the match with a little shoving and arguing before locking up. A shoulder-tackle from Runnels didn’t hardly even make Ox flinch, but a whip to the ropes, with Ox leaning forward to setup a backdrop, allowed Cody to roll Ox over and down for a two-count! Cody tagged in Shawn to take over, but Ox got away from Cody and was able to tagged in Hammer to take over.

Hammer got in a quick kick to Shawn’s gut, but Spears hit a strong forearm on the back of Hammer’s head and shoved him to the ropes. Shawn rolled back to setup a pin on Hammer, but Hammer hooked on to the ropes and didn’t follow Shawn’s lead. Hammer still soon found himself on the canvas, however, falling back into a pin-attempt after missing with a swing at Shawn’s head. Three chops sent the startled Hammer back to Shawn’s corner for a tag to Cody and Cody and Shawn teamed up for a whip on Hammer to setup a forearm to the gut from Shawn and a knee to the face from Cody! Ox then ran in to help his partner but got caught in a combo sidewalk slam by Cody and Shawn for his troubles.

After some time of Cody and Shawn threatening Ox and Hammer to come back into the ring, Hammer returned and ended up being pulled back to Cody’s corner for a tag to Shawn. Shawn had Hammer in a headlock, but that didn’t keep Hammer from moving over to his corner for a tag to Ox. That led to Cody trying to come in to help Shawn, which only got the ref’s attention. As Keenan shoved Cody back to the apron, Hammer grabbed Shawn by the head and held him steady for a running kick to the skull by Ox that sent Spears right out of the ring!

Cody immediately tried to run over to assist Shawn, but only created more aggravation from Keenan, while Hammer let loose with a couple of stomps to Shawn’s torso outside on the ground. Hammer tossed Shawn back in and Ox went for a rather lethargic pin, figuring that Shawn would never be able to stop the win at that point; yet, Shawn kicked out while clutching his head in pain anyway! After going for the neck for a time, Ox then threw Spears back, slamming Shawn’s head into the canvas in the process.

Hammer took over with an elbow to the head for a two-count and then went for the neck just like Ox had. Hammer and Ox went to setup a slam on Spears, but Shawn tumbled out of the hold and them rolled under the two as they tried to clothesline him so that he could made a desperate leap to Cody for a tag! Cody dropkicked Hammer down and leapt into the air for a clothesline on Ox that sent him down as well. Cody hit a backdrop on the two, followed by a clothesline on Hammer. He ran at Ox in a corner for the same, but Ox pulled him up and out to the apron while staggering over to check on Hammer. As Ox & Hammer met in the middle of the ring, Cody jumped from the top-rope and hit the two with a flying clothesline! Cody then hit Hammer with a crossbody and began to pound away at his head. Ox hit Cody with a forearm in the back to stop him, leading to Shawn coming in to take care of Ox. Spears, however, was in no condition to help and was quickly eliminated from the ring by Ox.

With Spears trying to crawl back up, Ox and Hammer whipped Cody to the ropes for a combo shoulder-tackle that had so much force it flipped Cody 180 degree and right on his neck and shoulder! With Ox making sure Spears could not interfere, Hammer got the pin, making Ox & Hammer the new OVW Southern Tag-Team Champs!

In shock, Shawn looked down at two fingers on his right hand and slowly lowered a finger to make it just one – realizing he now only has ONE TITLE to his name in OVW!

How will Shawn take it, now that he has only ONE TITLE, while his partner Cody Runnels has a golden pass to go for the biggest one in OVW – the OVW Heavyweight Title? Will The Queen and OVW Women’s Champ, Katie Lea, give ODB her promised shot at that title? What will be next for the new OVW Southern Tag-Team Champs, Ox & Hammer? What exactly is in that bag Jacob Duncan wants to pass on to Beth Phoenix?

For the answers to these questions and more, just remember to keep watching OVW on the CW Network in Louisville and Cincinnati! Until next time, remember to keep hitting the OVW live events in your area!

Credit: Dale Sherman of OVWrestling.com

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