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.
-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
#1 Contender Tag Team Match
Saturday Night Slam Masters vs Papa Dingo & Johnny Attitude.
Jennings & Vengeance have been a top team in the Midwest wrestling scene for nearly 3 years. They are the longest reigning OCW Tag Champions in company history with a record setting 22 month reign! On September 13th they look to take the next step toward regaining the OCW tag titles that they lost to The Heat Seekers in January. In order to do that they must defeat the dangerous duo of Papa Dingo & Johnny Attitude. These men are undefeated in tag team action in OCW and look to make a statement by defeating their highly decorated opponents. Juice & Joey have the experience advantage but Dingo & Attitude have size on their side as well as their manager, Jason Dragon, in their corner. Who will emerge as the new #1 contenders and face the champions at our next live event in October?
Match #3 in their Best of 3 Series and Ohio Heritage Championship #1 Contender Match
"Rockshow" Ernie Ballz vs "No Shame" Jimmy Shane
On September 13th we will see the epic conclusion to a series of matches that began earlier this year. Ballz struck the first blow with a win in match #1 in May. Shane shot back with a devious victory in match #2 at "Summerfest Showdown 5" in July. We now look forward to the rubber match between these great competitors. Just in case the prestige of winning the series wasn't enough, OCW officials have announced that the series winner will be named the #1 Contender to the OHC and receive a title match in October.
OCW Tag Team Championship Match
The Heat Seekers vs "Big Guns" Jeff Cannon & "Genuine" Jock Samson.
At "Risky Business" we will see a championship rematch from our "Starrstruck" event in May when the unlikely team of Cannon & Samson face one of the most dominant teams in OCW history, Jeremy Madrox & Kaden Assad aka The Heat Seekers. The Seekers have looked unbeatable since reclaiming the OCW tag titles from the Slam Masters in January. Will this be just another title defense for The Butcher & The Bagdad Bopper or will we see an upset and brand new tag team champions?
Ohio Heritage Championship Match
Takahashi vs "Bombastic" Bruce Grey
Can you believe it has already been a year since Takahashi shocked all of OCW by winning the first ever Ascension Match last September? In that time Taka went on to have a classic pair of matches with Jeff Cannon for the OCW Championship and then followed that up with the biggest win of his career by ending the year long OHC reign of "Darkstar" Matt Taylor. Bruce Grey has had an eventful year as well. He was revealed to be the 3rd member of Heat Seekers Inc. when he was unmasked as Jack the Seeker #2 in January and then officially began his OCW in-ring career as "Bombastic Bruce" the following month. Grey has proven himself to be a very dangerous opponent. Bruce's friends, The Heat Seekers, could also come into play. Taka may need eyes in the back of his head if he wants to leave Zanesville with the OHC. Whoever comes out on top will face the winner of the 3 match series between Ernie Ballz and Jimmy Shane in October.
OCW Heavyweight Championship
Robby "Super" Starr vs Sherman Tank
Last April OCW fans watched in horror as Starr unseated Jeff Cannon to capture his 2nd OCW title. Starr has managed to retain his title by any means necessary but his luck could very well run out when he faces another former champion and his biggest test to date, Sherman Tank. These men know each other extremely well and have had numerous encounters in OCW and throughout the independent circuit. Which of these men will leave as the main man in OCW? One thing is for sure, wherever Robby Starr goes, Jimmy Shane is sure to follow. Tank will have to be on the lookout for interference from "The Shameless One" as Shane has helped Starr retain his title in the past. Can Starr weasel his way to another title defense or will he "Get Tank'd" in Zanesville?
OCW will storm back into the Zanesville Civic League Community Center on Saturday Night, September 13, 2014 for another exciting night of wrestling action.
In our Main Event you will see "The King of OCW" Robby Starr defend his OCW Championship against the returning Sherman Tank. The current OCW Tag Team Champions The Heat Seekers take on the new team of "Big Guns" Jeff Cannon and "Genuine" Jock Samson. Speaking of OCW Tag Team Titles, The Saturday Night Slam Masters (Joey Vengeance and Juice Jennings) will square off against Papa Dingo and Johnny Attitude in a #1 Contenders match. His recent winning streak will reward "Bombastic" Bruce Grey with an OCW Ohio Heritage Championship match as he goes 1 on 1 with current champion, Takahashi. in the Best of 3 Series, "The Rockshow" Ernie Ballz is not only looking to bring some shame to "No Shame" Jimmy Shane, but to become #1 Contender to the Ohio Heritage Championship.
All of this plus "Darkstar" Matt Taylor and local fan favorite Levi Connors! Tickets can be purchased online on this very web site or you can pick them up locally at Edie's Deli (Colony Square Mall) and at the Civic League Community Center.
On Saturday July 19th, 2014 Ohio Championship Wrestling returned to Mogadore, Ohio for their 5th annual "SUMMERFEST SHOWDOWN" event. Here is what went down…….
-Justin Diaz def. Endriago
-Takahashi def. "Darkstar" Matt Taylor to retain the Ohio Heritage Championship
-"No Shame" Jimmy Shane def. "Rockshow" Ernie Ballz in match #2 of their best of 3 series. The series is currently tied
-Heatseekers Inc. (Jeremy "The Butcher" Madrox & "Bombastic" Bruce Grey) def. Joey Vengeance & Juice Jennings
-"Big Guns" Jeff Cannon def. Johnny Attitude in a no DQ street fight.
-The OCW championship match featuring Robby Starr (c) vs Jock Samson was ruled a no contest when Heatseekers Inc.
interfered. Jennings & Vengeance came out to even the odds and made the challenge for a 6 man tag team contest.
-Jock Samson, Juice Jennings, and Joey Vengeance def. Robby Starr, Jeremy Madrox, and Bruce Grey via submission in an impromptu 6 man tag team main event.
Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting edition of the OCW "Top 10" where we examine the fallout from our last live event and rank the competitors based on the impact that they made on the landscape of OCW. In this installment we reflect on the events of our annual summer tradition, "Summerfest Showdown," live from the Mogadore summer festival in Mogadore, OH. This was our 5th summer in Mogadore and we had a very large and excited crowd who were hungry for the
kind of action that only OCW can provide. At times it seemed uncertain if Mother Nature was going to spoil the action but the rain held off and we delivered an action packed event. Here we go with the Summerfest Showdown edition of the OCW
Honorable mention: Endriago
In Mogadore we saw the
debut of a mysterious masked man who faced the returning Justin Diaz. His high flying arsenal was impressive but not enough as he fell to the returning veteran.
10.) "Rockshow" Ernie Ballz
Ernie Ballz walked in to Mogadore with a 1-0 lead in his best of 3 series with Jimmy Shane as he looked to finish the job. However, things didn't go as planned as he suffered a vicious kick bellow the belt that allowed Shane to tie the series 1-1.
9.) "Darkstar" Matt Taylor
Taylor faced the man who ended his reign as Ohio Heritage Champion back in April as he got his rematch against Takahashi. Taylor looked to prove that Taka's previous win was a fluke but Taylor came out on the losing end once more.
8.) Johnny Attitude
In the time between live events a conflict had been brewing between Johnny Attitude and Jeff Cannon. They decided to settle their differences in Mogadore in a no DQ street fight. This match got wild as ladders, trash cans, chairs, and steel
cables all came into play. Johnny would lose the match but proved himself to be an extremely tough and dangerous opponent.
7.) Justin Diaz
The experienced veteran made his in-ring return after a lengthy absence from injury. He scored a huge win over Endriago to kick start this new phase of his career.
6.) Jock Samson, Joey Vengeance, and Juice Jennings
These 3 competitors all had championship aspirations but were met with adversity and underhanded tactics. Juice & Joey were able to convince the team of Jeremy Madrox & Bruce Grey, aka Heatseekers Inc, to put the OCW tag titles on the line under "Freebird Rules" with Grey sitting in for Kaden Assad. However, Bruce showed his cunning by using a foreign object behind the referee's back to secure the win and retain the titles for the Seekers. Samson had a shot at Robby Starr and the OCW championship but the match didn't get far as Madrox & Grey interfered and attacked Jock. Juice & Joey stormed the ring to even the odds where a 6 man tag team challenge was issued. In the end Jock, Juice, and Joey got their revenge by scoring the submission victory.
5.) Heatseekers Inc.
Madrox & Grey had no intentions of being involved in a tag team title match in Mogadore but were coerced into one by Juice & Joey. They were able to hold on to the titles through nefarious methods but Jennings & Vengeance have their sights set on the duo of Madrox and Assad. These teams have clashed in the past and another meeting seems imminent.
Taka continued on his winning ways as he won the rematch with Matt Taylor to retain the OHC. His title reign really seems to be picking up steam.
3.) Robby Starr
Starr clashed with Jock Samson in an OCW title match that was declared a no contest with the interference of Madrox & Grey and then Jennings & Vengeance. Though Starr's team lost the 6 man tag team match he remains at the top of OCW as the reigning heavyweight champion.
2.) "No Shame" Jimmy Shane
Jimmy found himself backed into a corner as he was in a must - win situation in his best of 3 series with Ernie Ballz. Shane had mentioned that he was at his most dangerous when he was desperate and he proved exactly that by scoring the win to tie the series at 1-1 and forcing the sudden death final match at the next OCW event in Zanesville.
1.) "Big Guns" Jeff Cannon
The Mogadore crowd witnessed a battle as Cannon and Attitude engaged in an extremely violent street fight. Cannon survived a horrifying spill onto a ladder that mangled the object into a twisted mess. He also thwarted an attack from Attitude's manager, Jason Dragon. After power bombing Dragon, Jeff was able to hit Johnny with the heavy artillery slam onto a trash can for the win.
That concludes this edition of the OCW Top 10. Don't miss our next event scheduled for September 13th in Zanesville, OH.
On Saturday May 17, 2014 Ohio Championship Wrestling returned to action in Newark, Ohio at The National Guard Armory as they presented Starrstruck. If you weren’t there, here is what went down…….
-”Big Guns” Jeff Cannon opened the show with a promo that was interrupted by The Heat Seekers. After a challenge was
issued & an attack by the Heat Seekers, “Genuine” Jock Samson came to the ring to help Cannon, setting up Samson & Cannon versus the Heat Seekers!
-“The Marquee” Mikey D defeated Louie Perez.
-Hisaka Takahashi defeated Jonny Attitude to retain his OCW Ohio Heritage title.
-The Heat Seekers beat “Big Guns” Jeff Cannon & “Genuine” Jock Samson to retain their OCW Tag Team titles.
-“The Rockshow” Ernie Ballz defeated “No Shame” Jimmy Shane in Match #1 of their Best of 3 Series.
-Papa Dingo crushed James Avery.
-Juice Jennings was victorious over “Bombastic” Bruce Grey.
-Robby “Super” Starr defeated “Dark Star” Matt Taylor to hold onto the OCW Heavyweight title.
Last month at “Trad1t1on” Robby Starr shocked the OCW fans by dethroning Jeff Cannon for the OCW Heavyweight Championship. Starr has finally achieved his goal and sits atop of the OCW roster, proclaiming himself “the King of OCW.” Now we look forward to his first title defense at the event bearing his name, “Starrstruck.” Who will step up to challenge our new champion? Will Robby continue his reign, or will “the King of OCW” have his crown taken away and become one of the shortest reigning champions in OCW’s history? Join us in Newark, OH for “Starrstruck” this Saturday to find out.
Both of these men are looking to break out into bigger things in OCW. These two hungry competitors are set to clash in a first-ever for OCW Best of 3 Series starting with Match #1 in Newark, OH at “Starrstruck.” Jimmy Shane gone on record mentioning that Ernie Ballz sat him down and told him that he saw a lot of himself within Shane and that he felt he has a bright future in this industry. When asked to respond to this, Ernie said that “Jimmy Shane has all the potential in the world, but is held back by being Robby Starr’s lackey. He needs to learn to be his own man and stand on his own two feet; I want to be the one to knock that sense into Jimmy Shane.” Who will jump out to an early lead by getting the first victory at “Starrstruck?”
These men have been on a collision course for the last few months. Bruce Grey was the referee who awarded The Heatseekers the victory for the OCW Tag Team Championships in a match against the Saturday Night Slam Masters at “Sub-Zero.” Bruce was later revealed to be the man behind the mask of Jack the Seeker #2 by the Slam Masters later that night. Juice Jennings and Joey Vengeance would then kidnap Bruce at “Politically Incorrect” to ensure his interference for the evening would come to an end. Now we look forward to seeing 1/2 of the Slam Masters, Juice Jennings, step into the ring with “Bombastic” Bruce Grey at “Starrstruck” to hopefully put an end to this ongoing pain in the Slam Masters side.
OCW Tag Team Champions, The Heatseekers - Jeremy Madrox and Kaden Assad, look to continue their dominance of the tag team division. Many classify The Heatseekers as one of the top tag teams to ever grace an OCW ring over the years. Is there any team out there currently that can stop The Heatseekers? Who will step forward to challenge them in Newark, OH at “Starrstruck?”
The first ever Ascension winner's quest for OCW gold seemed to be at an end after Takahashi failed to capture the OCW title from Jeff Cannon on two separate occasions. However, the OCW match makers must have been impressed with "The Sendai Shooter" because they awarded Takahashi a match with "Darkstar" Matt Taylor for the Ohio Heritage Championship at Trad1t1on. Takahashi pulled off an amazing upset to end the year-long reign of Matt Taylor. Takahashi’s first Ohio Heritage Championship challenger will be Johnny Attitude at “Starrstuck.” Attitude has been on somewhat of a roll as of late since aligning himself with Jason Dragon and Papa Dingo. Will this roll continue and give us a new Ohio Heritage Champion, or will Takahashi’s momentum carry him to a victory in his first title defense? The only way to find out is to be at “Starrstruck” this Saturday in Newark, OH.
Two other matches announced late last night are…
Papa Dingo VS James Avery
“Marquee” Mikey D VS Louie Perez
All this, plus Jock Samson, “Big Guns” Jeff Cannon, “Darkstar” Matt Taylor, and many more!
Ohio Championship Wrestling returns to Newark, OH on Saturday, May 17th 2014 for their "Starrstruck" event. OCW superstars scheduled for the event include newly-crowned OCW Heavyweight Champion - Robby "Super" Starr, newly-crowned OCW Ohio Heritage Champion - Takahashi, OCW Tag Team Champions - The Heatseekers, "No Shame" Jimmy Shane, "The Rockshow" Ernie Ballz, Juice Jennings, Bruce Grey, Johnny Attitude, Papa Dingo, James Avery, and many more.
Tickets are available at Video Trader, Puff N' Stuff, Coshocton Restore, and at our online store section of ocwrestling.net. Doors open at 7pm with a 7:30pm bell time.