By Jimmie Daniel
This is the recap for Ohio Valley Wrestling TV Episode 714 to air in Louisville on Saturday 4/27. As always the show can also be seen at http://www.ovwrestling.com/tv/714. OUR OVW Announce Team this week is Dean "San Juan" Hill”, ”Anchorman" Gilbert Corsey, and “Rocky Mountain Mouth" Michael Titus. OUR OVW Ring Announcer is Terry Boddie. Gilbert says that seven OVW superstars were attacked by the Coalition last week.
Speaking of which, the Coalition (One-half of OUR OVW Tag Team Champions "The Washington Generals" Jason Wayne, "Squad Alpha" Jack Black & Joe Coleman, "Squad Bravo" Shiloh Jonze & Raul Lamotta, and the Spanish Moss Guy) come out to the ring without Crimson (the other half of the tag team champs). Wayne commandeers the mic and says that OVW has been attacked and that the mission of the Coalition is to rid OVW of all evildoers so that red-blooded fans can have a group that they can truly be proud of! They are working around the clock to complete this mission-OVW Operation Freedom! They unleashed Shock and Brawl last week which removed Alex Silva, Sam Shaw, "Smooth" Johnny Spade, and James "Moose" Thomas. This brings out OUR OVW Director of Operations Michael (not PS) Hayes comes out appearing to be quite agitated even before having mic problems. Wayne reminds Hayes that he can't touch the Coalition or even throw them out of the building, as Hayes gets all up in their faces. Wayne also mentions that Crimson is in a diplomatic meeting with the OVW Board of Directors. Hayes can't take the Coalition on by himself but does have "people" and brings out OUR OVW TV Champion Rockstar Spud followed by Tony Gunn, "Triple R Superstar" Randy Royal, and "White Kryptonite" Eddie Diamond (all four also were attacked last week). Wayne reminds Hayes that he still has Hayes outnumbered 6 to 4 but then Hayes brings out "Welsh Colossus" Rob Terry! Wayne says it's still 6 on 5 but then Jay Bradley comes out! Bradley says he might not like Hayes' "people" but the Coalition stuck their noses in his business last week by attacking Spade and Moose, so he's going to make a statement on the Coalition tonight! So we have a 12-man tag match in the main event.
Match #1: Lovely Lylah vs OUR OVW Ladies Champion Trina
Lylah is a brunette about the same size and build as Epiphany, whom Trina defeated last week to win the title. Titus refers to Epiphany as a "bohemoth" (?). Trina gets all offensive with clotheslines and slams, then finishes Lylah with a full nelson slam to wrap up her first title defense.
Match #2: "The Great" Cliff Compton vs "Best Rudy Ever" Rudy Switchblade
Compton shows off his tumbling skills ala Matt Dillinger. Dean is happy that Rudy has broken away from "Mr. Pec-tacular" Jesse Godderz. Rudy tries to lock a Boston crab but Compton kicks him away. Rudy stomps Compton's fingers then goes for a tenpunch but Compton rakes his face. Compton slings Rudy across then legdrops him for 2 before draping him across the top rope and coming off with a forearm, cutting him a flip onto the mat. Compton chinbreakers Rudy for 2 then locks him into a sleeper, taking him down to the mat. Rudy appears to chew his way free and goes for the crab again but Compton again kicks him away. Rudy snaps Compton on the top rope as Coleman and Black run out and attack Rudy for the DQ. Jonze and Lamotta follow but Bradley, Royal (with a 2x4), et al; come out ot clear the ring. Hayes returns and declares that there will be no more of this (run-in attacks) and the 12-man tag is still on. Compton stands in front of the Coalition with the mic and says they are looking to draft the man...and the man is Cliff Compton! However the Coalition decides that Compton is not the man and proceeds to beat him down until the group in the ring chases them away.
In the back, "Diamond Steel" Ryan Howe is warming up as Heidi Lovelace comes over to talk. She asks about the gifts that Howe has allegedly been sending Taeler Hendrix but Howe brushes off the question, saying he doesn't care about that but is caring about getting his hands on Doug Williams and Dylan Bostic tonight. Taeler interrupts and calls Heidi "psychotic" and tells Heidi that Howe belongs to her! Bostic comes over and grabs Taeler, who refers to Bostic as an "overgrown Ken doll" as she is being dragged away by Bostic.
Camera pans over to Timmy Danger reading a magazine while Diamond is lying in the arms of his favorite girl, Epiphany. Diamond apologizes to her for costing her the ladies title last week but she says not to worry about it since to her, no goal is more important than him! Bradley walks up and sees this and becomes indignant, reminding Diamond that they are going to war tonight. He tells Diamond to come with him but tells Danger and Epiphany to stay behind. They go over to where Royal, Gunn, and Spud are standing. Spud tells Bradley he doesn't exactly trust Bradley and is keeping both eyes on him. Bradley suggests Spud keep his eyes on his pot of gold, which sets off some sniping among the group particularly Royal reminding Spud that he wants a shot at the TV title. Terry comes up to emphasize to the others that they all need to work together.
Match #3: Dylan "Freakin'" Bostic & Doug Williams vs "Diamond Steel" Ryan Howe & OUR OVW Champion Jamin Olivencia
Titus calls Williams the "Guiding Light of OVW". Howe plays us some riffs before Jamin comes out. Howe fires up on Williams a bit before tagging in Jamin, who also gets some action in before missing a splash. Bostic comes in but is greeted with a dropkick and Howe tagging back in. Howe hits a Thesz press on Bostic and peppers him with rights. Williams tags in and whips Howe into a Bostic kick to the back. Williams suplexes Howe then chokes him in the ropes, which begins an extended period of Howe being isolated while ref Josh Ashcraft keeps Jamin from coming in illegally. Williams kicks Howe in the groinular region and Jamin runs in with a full head of steam and attacks Williams. The two scuffle out of the ring and through the curtain as Ashcraft calls for the bell in what appeared to be a countout. Howe and Bostic are duking it out in the ring when Taeler comes into the ring and gets between the two. Taeler tells the guys to stop fighting over her then asks Howe why he got her the gifts. Bostic chimes in that everyone knows it was Howe! An angry Howe takes the mic and says it was not him, adding that he realizes that Taeler is hot but girls like her are a dime a dozen (not sure if hot redheads are a dime a dozen but whatever)! Howe wonders aloud if Bostic bought her the gifts to try to take her mind off fantasizing about Howe. Taeler starts to cry and no one has a Kleenex :( Heidi comes out and says the mysterious gift-giver was her!!! Taeler is stunned.
Back from break Dean, Gilbert, and Titus seem stunned as well. Gilbert plugs a house show in Elizabethtown, KY that Compton may make if the Coalition didn't beat him up too bad, lol.
Match #4: Gunn & Royal & Diamond & Terry & Spud & Bradley vs Wayne & Black & Lamotta & Jonze & Coleman & Spanish Moss Guy
Opponents rush the ring and attack the Coalition but then we go to break. Back from break, Jonze drags Diamond over to the corner and tags Spanish Moss Guy. Diamond is able to overcome the moss and tag in Gunn, who flapjacks Jonze. Lamotta runs in and neckbreakers Gunn but Royal comes in to give Lamotta a running knee. Lamotta rolls out and Coleman lariats Royal but here comes Spud! Coleman throws Spud into the wrong corner for some choking in the ropes followed by Wayne and Black taking turns beating on him. Spud gets away and hits a delayed Thesz press on Black then Bradley comes in to give Black a running boot. Wayne attacks Bradley from behind to stop all that but then Terry comes in. Terry splashes Wayne in the corner and prepares to whip him into Bradley, who has the Boomstick ready to go. Black runs in and hits Bradley with a foreign object for the DQ.
Coalition brings out the steel rods and its beatdown time! Switchblade and The Mobile Homers (Ted McNaler & Adam Revolver) run out to help but soon feel the wrath as well. Jonze and Lamotta arm themselves and wait at the entrance as the Baxter brothers, Nick Dumeyer, and Elvis Pridemore all come through the curtain and get ambushed. In the ring after hitting Terry upside the head with the belt, Wayne takes the mic and says OVW is going to have to bring more to the table if they want to defeat the Coalition. Wayne then lines up the troops and leads the Coalition pledge as the show goes off.
THOUGHTS: Somebody dared to oppose the Coalition this week, whoda thunk it? Trina had no wardrobe issues this week plus she had the distinction of scoring the only pinfall. Compton/Switchblade and the 4-man tag were pretty good for the action part. And yes, Trent Van Drisse called Heidi as the gift-giver several weeks ago so kudos to him! Epiphany sure seemed happy with Diamond. They should do like Glee and start naming couples (for example, Finn + Rachel="Finchel" and Brittany + Santana= "Brittana”. Not sure what Taeler + Heidi would be). So we get like a six minute beatdown after the main. I kept waiting for the fans to start throwing garbage into the ring. I think this is where I picked up OVW about this time last year with Jo-V-W running over everyone and everything. Maybe this time next year the Baxter, Dumeyer, and Pridemore will be doing a Four Horseman gimmick, I can't wait! Anyway, this still was a slight improvement over the past couple of weeks so I'll give it a "just a hair above the middle" thumbs in the middle.