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Its time for another edition of the OCW Top 10 where we examine the events that occurred at our latest live event and rank the competitors who shook up the landscape of Ohio Championship Wresting. Please remember that this list is not based on wrestling ability and is not to be interpreted as a system for ranking champions or contenders. This list is based entirely on the impacts made by OCW stars at our latest event. This Top 10 list follows the events of "Hopewell Havoc" that took place at Hopewell School in Coshocton, OH on October 18, 2014. It was a spooky and spectacular affair which included a fan costume contest, successful title defenses, and the culmination of both a heated feud and an amazing career as we said goodbye to a man we loved to hate. We will cover it all, and much more, in the "Hopewell Havoc" edition of the OCW Top 10!


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HM - "The Pinnacle" Levi Connors

After impressive outings at previous OCW shows "The Pinnacle" made his Coshocton debut as he took on Bruce Grey. Connors had the fans strongly behind him but it wasn't enough to win the match as Grey squeaked out the victory.


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HM - Marion Fontaine

"The Handlebar Haberdasher" had not been seen in OCW since April's "Trad1t1on" event. He returned to face OCW newcomer, Ryan Burke. Fontaine did not score the victory but put forth an impressive and entertaining effort.




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HM - Flyin' Ryan Burke

Burke was victorious in a very competitive match against Marion Fontaine. After an impressive OCW debut we look forward to seeing more from him in the future.


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HM - The Rising (Johnny Attitude & Broderick Shaw w/ Jason Dragon)

We saw a new version of Jason Dragon's group, The Rising, in Coshocton as Broderick Shaw made his OCW debut taking the place of Papa Dingo. Shaw and Johnny Attitude made a very effective team as they took it to the OCW Tag Champs, The Redneck Wrecking Crew. They came up short in their quest for the titles but the sky is the limit for this new tandem. Jason Dragon has assembled an imposing group. Only time will tell how far he can take them.

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10. Sherman Tank

We all remember the closing moments of "Risky Business" from September when Tank had appeared to have become the new OCW champion. That call was overturned which pushed Tank over the edge causing him to lash out at OCW officials including ring announcer, John Orlando, and head official, Keith "Papa Smurf" Smith. Tank was fined and reprimanded for his actions and looked for a fresh start at "Hopewell Havoc." However, things did not go Tank's way as he was defeated by Justin Diaz. Sherman Tank is at a crossroads in his career. He has been winless in OCW since January and needs to find a way to get back on track. When Tank is in the right state of mind there aren't many men who can stand in his way. The big man needs to find out how he can get back to that place.

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9. "No Shame" Jimmy Shane

The lust that Jimmy Shane held for the Ohio Heritage Championship went unfulfilled when he came up short in his highly anticipated title match with Takahashi. The man without shame appeared to have the match won after connecting with the Shame Breaker but as Shane went for the pinning attempt Taka reversed it into a crucifix pin for the victory. Jimmy Shane's face said it all, his OHC fantasy was over.

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8. Dusty Dillinger

If you were at the OCW 11th anniversary show, ''Trad1t1on,'' than you saw what we thought was Dusty Dillinger's last match in OCW. The cowboy shocked everyone by returning to face Robby Starr at ''Hopewell Havoc.'' Dillinger showed no signs of ring rust as he brought the fight to the OCW champion. It appeared to be over when Starr connected with a shot from a foreign object, which was utilized behind the referee's back, and lead to a 3 count. However, the referee spoted the illegal object and restarted the match. Dusty got back on track and went for the finish with a moonsault but Starr moved and then delivered his Starrstruck full-nelsen slam to end the contest. What does the future hold for Dusty Dilinger? Was this a one night only occurrence or is the cowboy back in OCW? Check back for further developments.

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7. Justin Diaz

With what could be considered the upset of the evening, we saw Justin Diaz score the victory over a former OCW champion and one of the best big men in the business, Sherman Tank. Diaz is making his presence known in OCW and there is no limit to what this crafty veteran can accomplish.

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6. "True Grit" Bruce Grey

Since shedding the referee uniform and joining the active roster Grey continues to evolve as an in-ring competitor. He began as Jack The Seeker #2, then lost the mask to become "Bombastic" Bruce, and at "Hopewell Havoc" we saw a more intense version that matches his newest moniker, "True Grit." A victory over the white hot Levi Connors has made everyone take notice of Bruce Grey. Big things could be on the horizon for the former OCW referee.

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5. Joey Vengeance & Juice Jennings, Kaden Assad

Our main event at ''Hopewell Havoc'' was entitled "The Final Conflict" as we saw two of the greatest tandems in OCW history clash for the last time. The Heat Seekers and Jennings & Vengeance have gone to war with each other for years and the tension reached an apex as they crossed paths at nearly every OCW event in 2014. At this point, the OCW Tag Team Championships had become an afterthought as the fighting between the two teams had grown so intense that it allowed the Redneck Wrecking Crew to lay claim to the titles.

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Championship gold was the last thing on the minds of these men as they met face to face in the ring. OCW head official, Keith Smith, did what he could to instill order but the match quickly broke down into a brawl. Smith made the decision to allow the contest to continue under "relaxed" rules so the two teams could settle their score once and for all. This was a brutal contest in which ladders and chairs were utilized by both teams. In the end, Vengeance & Jennings forced The Heat Seekers to submit to end this heated rivalry. Assad, Jennings, and Vengeance find themselves ranked at #5 on this OCW top 10. The 4th man in that match will be covered later on.

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4. Takahashi

"The Shooter from Sendai" has held the Ohio Heritage Championship since April and made yet another successful title defense against the #1 contender for the OHC, "No Shame" Jimmy Shane. Shane had expressed that the OHC wanted him more than he wanted it but Takahashi proved him wrong with another impressive title defense. Taka showed that he could endure punishment and then capitalize in a split second. Let that be a warning for future challengers. Even when Takahashi appears to be beaten he is still extremely dangerous.

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3. Redneck Wrecking Crew (Jeff Cannon & Jock Samson)

Cannon & Samson came to Coshocton to prove that they have the staying power to dominate the OCW Tag Team Division. Their first title defense came in the form of Jason Dragon's brainchild, The Rising. Samson & Cannon worked like a well oiled machine as they functioned as a cohesive unit to score their first tag title defense. RWC showed great athleticism and moved like men half their size as they slowly dismantled the newest incarnation of The Rising. The OCW Tag Title scene is constantly evolving and the Redneck Wrecking Crew is leading the way.

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2. Robby "Super" Starr

The OCW champion made another successful title defense at "Hopewell Havoc" against the returning Dusty Dillinger. As in his previous title defenses, Starr worked outside the rules to gain the upper hand and eventually the victory. Robby Starr has held the OCW Championship since April and though he has been backed into numerous corners in his many defenses, he always finds a way to hang on to the title. What villainous and underhanded plans are next for the "Super Starr" and just how low is he willing to sink to stay at the top of OCW?

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1. Jeremy "The Butcher" Madrox

"Hopewell Havoc'' was indeed an historic evening as it marked the ending of the 17 year career of Jeremy Madrox. Jeremy was a cornerstone in OCW for most of the company's existence filling numerous roles including manager, commissioner, in-ring competitor, and well respected locker room leader. The main event tag match featured some amazing action including Madrox receiving a powerbomb through 4 chairs!


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Madrox stunned the crowd by kicking out but The Heat Seekers would be forced into a double submission to end the match and close the chapter on one of the best teams in OCW history. When the dust had settled and the match had ended the entire OCW locker room surrounded the ring to celebrate the completion of an amazing journey.

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From all of us here at Ohio Championship Wrestling we want to thank Jeremy Madrox for the amazing memories and congratulate him on an astonishing and highly entertaining career.

 
 
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"Flying" Ryan Burke def. Marion Fontaine

 Justin Diaz def. Sherman Tank 

"Bombastic" Bruce Grey def. "The Pinnacle" Levi Connors 

Redneck Wrecking def. Johnny Attitude & Broderick Shaw w/ Jason Dragon to retain the OCW Tag Team Championships

 Takahashi def. "No Shame" Jimmy Shane to retain the Ohio Heritage Championship 

Robby "Super" Starr def. Dusty Dillinger to retain the OCW Heavyweight Championship

 Juice Jennings & Joey Vengeance def. The Heat Seekers

*After the match Jeremy "The Butcher" Madrox officially announced his retirement from in-ring competition. Congratulations on an amazing career, Jeremy, and thanks for the memories!

 
 
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"Hopewell Havoc" is THIS SATURDAY! Don't forget to dress up for our Fan Costume Contest at intermission!

Categories include:
1. Best/Overall Costume
2. Best Wrestler Costume


*Prizes awarded for the 3 best costumes in each category.

1st place - $25
2nd place - 1 free pass to a future OCW event
3rd place - Autographed poster

PLEASE SHARE AND REPOST!!!

 
 
 

OCW Rebranding

10/02/2014

 
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Pictured here are the refurbished OCW Tag Team Championship Belts. They are just a small part of the rebranding you have witnessed if you have been to any recent OCW events, checked out OCW on social media, and obviously checked out ocwrestling.net (because you're here now).

With any business you must evolve and OCW is not any different. We continue the task of trying to bring you the very best in professional wrestling action that we can. We are not the WWE, or even IMPACT Wrestling. We don't have multimillion dollar budgets, a full time staff on hand, and a fleet of production/equipment trucks. What we do have is some of the most dedicated individuals who share a love for the professional wrestling industry that is rarely matched anywhere. Are things going to go smooth 100% of the time, no. That's just part of life. There will be growing pains as well. But rest assured, there are talks being had behind the scenes to make OCW even better. This is a win/win for us as well as the fans because it makes OCW events "Must See" events. We want OCW fans at every show and we want you to want to bring all of your friends and family because Our OCW is YOUR OCW!

What else do we have in store for you, the OCW fans? We guess you will have to stay tuned!



 
 
 
 
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The future is now. It seems traditional means of acquiring information are disappearing, thus opening up a new age of opinions and sometimes facts. One such avenue is the podcast. Many different ring war celebrities are starting their own podcast including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Jim Ross, and even John Orlando.  Yes you read that right. The voice of OCW, John Orlando, has his own Podcast where he talks about wrestling, comic books, hockey, and other interesting things in his life. He also has some guests on from time to time to discuss projects they have coming up, or just to shoot the breeze. Check out www.pvdcast.com for a full listing of podcasts John has done, including the latest one where he talks about the happenings at the last OCW event in Zanesville.

 
 
Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the "Risky Business" edition of the OCW Top 10. This event took place on Saturday September 13th at the Civic League Community Center in Zanesville, OH and on that night we saw new champions crowned, old rivalries renewed, and some uncharacteristic behavior from several of the OCW stars as tensions reached their boiling points. Remember that this list is not based on wrestling ability but on the impact that these competitors made on OCW at our last live event. With that being said, lets kick off another exciting edition of the OCW Top 10!

Honorable Mention: "Bombastic" Bruce Grey, "One Man Militia" Matthew Justice, Justin Diaz, and Brian Bowers- These men had impressive outings at "Risky Business" though they did not come out on the winning end of their respective contests.
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10. "Rockshow" Ernie Ballz
The final match in the best of 3 series between Ballz and Jimmy Shane was made even more important when the OCW board of directors added the stipulation that the winner of the series would be named the #1 contender to the Ohio Heritage Championship. Ballz had won the first victory in May. Shane had scored an underhanded win in July. The 3rd and final match would decide who would win the series and get the OHC title shot in October. Both men fought with everything they had but in the end Jimmy Shane showed that he truly had ''No Shame" when he once again resorted to utilizing a low blow on Ballz (pun intended) to win the match and the series. Ernie Ballz has reached a cross roads in his career. What will the OCW veteran do? Only time will tell.

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9. Louie Perez
Perez has shown constant signs of improvement since joining OCW earlier this year. In Zanesville he earned a hard fought victory off the debuting Brian Bowers.

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8. "Pinnacle" Levi Connors
Connors was greeted with a hero's welcome by his hometown fans. He would go on score the pinfall victory over Justin Diaz.

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7. "Darkstar" Matt Taylor
At "Risky Business"  Taylor had an extremely competitive and action packed match against a man who is well known in Ohio wrestling but new to OCW, Matthew Justice. These two came at each other with lots of intensity and really got the crowd into a frenzy. Just when it looked like Justice would win his OCW debut Taylor connected with the "boomstick" for the victory.

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6. Takahashi
With a successful OHC title defense against "Bombastic" Bruce Grey, Taka is really picking up steam. We will see if he can continue on his winning ways when he faces the new #1 contender to the Ohio Heritage Championship, Jimmy Shane, in October.

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5. Robby Starr
Starr had his hands full with his biggest challenger to date when he met Sherman Tank in Zanesville. Starr threw everything he had at the challenger but the big man would not be stopped. Robby saw his chance when OCW head official, Keith "Papa Smurf" Smith, was incapacitated during the contest. Starr's associate, Jimmy Shane, came to ringside and the duo wedged a steal chair between the turnbuckles. However, when Starr attempted to ram Tank's head into the chair the big man was able to turn the tables on the champ and slammed "The Super Starr's" head into the cold steel. Though this was not exactly what Robby had in mind, his plan was a success. Tank would be disqualified for using the chair which allowed Starr to retain the OCW championship. Robby has been dodging bullets ever since capturing the title in April. How much longer can the champ's luck hold out?

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4. Heatseekers / Saturday Night Slam Masters
There is absolutely no love lost between the teams of Jeremy Madrox & Kaden Assad and Juice Jennings & Joey Vengeance. These duos have met in the ring on a handful of occasions and the action that results is always breathtaking. Madrox & Assad were scheduled to defend the OCW tag team titles (which they won from the Slam Masters in January) against the team of Jeff Cannon & Jock Samson. Jennings & Vengeance were scheduled to face the team of Johnny Attitude & Papa Dingo in a #1 contenders tag match. Unfortunately, Papa Dingo was unable to attend the event in Zanesville. This forced the OCW Board of Directors to switch up the card.

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Johnny Attitude was given the night off and promised a guaranteed title shot next month when Dingo retuned in Coshocton while the Slam Masters would be added to the tag title match that evening. The Heatseekers protested the decision and claimed that they were not prepared for a 3 way tag team contest. To the dismay of the Seekers, the ruling was made official and the tag title match began. The team of Cannon & Samson would score the upset victory and leave with the belts. The 2 remaining teams met in the middle of the ring and exchanged words. What was said is unknown but what is known is that tempers flared and an all out brawl ensued! Assad, Madrox, Vengeance, and Jennings showed no restrained as the emotion hit a boiling point. OCW officials and members of the locker room ran out to separate the 2 teams as the action in the ring grew more chaotic. It is quite apparent that these men have unfinished business.

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The following conversation occurred via Twitter in the days following the melee:


Will the OCW B.o.D. grant these teams their wish and arrange a final showdown between The Heatseekers and Slam Masters?

Stay tuned...




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3. "No Shame" Jimmy Shane
The best of 3 series between Jimmy Shane and Ernie Ballz was tied 1-1 going into "Risky Business." Both men were looking for their break out moment that would define them as a top player in OCW. Shane showed a mean streak that we have not previously seen as he tore into Ernie with vicious offense including Shane's "Rat Trap" submission that we have not seen from him in some time. Ballz showed signs of rallying but "The Man without Shame" utilized a low blow behind the referee's back to set up a high impact maneuver that put "The Rockshow" down for the 3 count. Now Shane looks to continue his winning ways as he heads into our October event for the biggest match of his career when he faces Takahashi for the Ohio Heritage Championship. Jimmy Shane has yet to hold a championship in OCW. Could this be his time to shine? If so, then both singles titles in OCW will be possessed by the dastardly duo of Jimmy Shane and Robby Starr. Can The Winners reign supreme in October?

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2. Sherman Tank
Robby Starr was backed into a corner against Sherman Tank so he gave the signal for Jimmy Shane to come to ringside to sway the match back to the champion's favor. Tank was able to give Robby Starr a taste of his own medicine when he sent the champ flying into a steel chair that Shane had wedged between the turnbuckles. The referee, Keith Smith, had been inadvertently injured during the match and was down in the corner but watched on as Tank covered an unconscious Starr. Another official ran to the ring and made the 3 count. The crowd erupted as there appeared to be a new OCW champion. However, the celebration was cut short when Keith Smith reversed the decision, disqualified Tank for using the chair, and awarded the victory to Robby Starr who wasted no time in grabbing his title and running to the locker room. An irate Sherman Tank let his emotions get the best of him and he grabbed Smith. OCW announcer, John Orlando, tried to calm the big man down but it wasn't working. Finally, "Big Guns" Jeff Cannon hit the ring to reason with his friend. Tank came back to his senses and left the ring. The OCW B.o.D. has since issued the following statement:

"We understand that professional athletes can get caught up in the moment, especially after a controversial call by the official. However, any member of the OCW locker room putting his hands on an OCW official will not be tolerated! Sherman Tank will be fined and reprimanded for his actions."

The roller coaster of emotions from the match and the events that followed earn Sherman Tank the runner up spot on the OCW Top 10.

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1. Redneck Wrecking Crew
The Duo of "Big Guns" Jeff Cannon & "Genuine" Jock Samson shocked the world by capturing the OCW tag team titles in only their second outing as a team. That fact is made even more amazing when you consider that their opponents in the match are two of the best teams in OCW history. The Heatseekers and the Saturday Night Slam Masters are both former OCW tag team champions and have held numerous titles in other companies. Jeff & Jock held their own against the tough competition and were even able to fight off an onslaught from the other teams who actually seemed to put their hatred for each other on hold to unite against the upstart tag team. Cannon was able to capitalize on a distracted Madrox to score the pinfall as Samson held off the others from breaking up the pin. Once the bell rang to signify the ending of the match Samson ran into the ring and joined Cannon as the two celebrated one of the biggest upsets in OCW history. How long will the Redneck Wrecking Crew stand atop the tag team scene? They will make their first title defense on October 18th when OCW returns to Hopewell School in Coshocton, OH.

This concludes the "Risky Business" edition of the OCW Top 10. Don't miss the next OCW event, "Hopewell Havoc" on October 18th. More developments will be released soon. Until then, thanks for reading!

-Frank Poolman

 
 
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Tempers flared following the OCW Championship Match in Zanesville on Saturday night between champion Robby Starr and challenger Sherman Tank.

Throughout the match Robby Starr used shortcuts to finish the contest, but Tank was relentless and wouldn't stay down. Finally in a fit of desperation, Starr ordered "No Shame" Jimmy Shane to wedge a chair in the corner between the ropes to finish Tank off. Tank reversed the effort and sent Robby torpedoing through the chair. Filling in for the injured Senior Official Keith Smith, Jake Clemons slid in to make the 3 count, declaring Tank the New OCW Champion. Unfortunately for Tank, Keith Smith, who was injured earlier in the match saw Tank throw Robby through the chair and disqualified him. Thus awarding the match and the OCW Title to Robby Starr.

A frustrated Tank would not release the belt to Keith Smith no matter how much both officials pleaded with him that it was the right thing to do. Tank then did the unthinkable and struck Keith Smith and began to maul the unconscious official until the voice of OCW, John Orlando grabbed Tank trying to get him off Smith. Tank then turned his attention to Orlando and threatened him in the corner until "Big Guns" Jeff Cannon came out to calm Tank down. Tank and the OCW fans in attendance, who were chanting and banging on the barriers, just wanted justice.

Word has come down that Tank has been fined 6 months pay for the attacks on Smith and Orlando and must issue a public apology. 

 
 
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-Takahashi def. "Bombastic" Bruce Grey to retain he Ohio Heritage Championship

-Louie Perez def. OCW newcomer Brian Bowers

-"No Shame" Jimmy Shane def. "Rockshow" Ernie Ballz in match #3 in their best of 3 series to win the series and become the #1 contender to the Ohio Heritage Championship.

-The Redneck Wrecking Crew (Big Guns" Jeff Cannon & Jock Samson) def. The Heatseekers (Jeremy "The Butcher" Madrox & Kaden Assad) and The Saturday Night Slam Masters (Juice Jennings & Joey Vengeance) to win the OCW tag team championships in an impromptu 3 way tag match.

-"Darkstar" Matt Taylor def. OCW newcomer Matt Justice

-"The Pinnacle" Levi Connors def. Justin Diaz

-Robby Starr retained the OCW heavyweight championship against Sherman Tank via DQ