That's right! The announcement was made today on the OCW Facebook page that the ECW Original, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas will be making his way to TRADITION 12 in Coshocton, OH at the Hopewell School!
What business does "The Franchise" have with OCW? Will he be bringing back The Triple Threat to OCW? I guess we will be finding out in the weeks to come!
Here we are with the second installment of the all new OCW Spotlight. A new in depth look at the OCW roster. Each month we will focus on one member of the OCW roster and get a quick look into their mind, as well as a visual interpretation of who they are as a performer. And in today's Spotlight join us as we take a look at Matt Taylor! Over the past few years we have watched Matt Taylor evolve from a tag team competitor in the Noble Bloods as “Lord” Matthew Taylor and grow into singles competition. Since breaking out on his own, “Darkstar” Matt Taylor proved that with his athleticism and competitive drive that he is one of the most spectacular wrestlers in OCW history. We reached out to the former Ohio Heritage and two time OCW Tag Team Champion to ask him a few questions.
What has been your favorite match in OCW so far?
MT: By far my favorite match so far was the Noble Bloods vs the Heat Seekers in Newark. The crowd was insane that night and made it very special.
You had one of, if not the best Ohio Heritage Title reigns in OCW history. What did holding that belt mean to you?
MT: The Ohio Heritage Title was very special to me and I took pride in being the champion. I look at as the work horse belt it's your job to go out there and put on an amazing match each time out and I like to think I did that.
If you could pick one match against anyone on the OCW roster past or present what would it be?
MT: Well I'm the type of person who likes a challenge and hates to fail and last time I faced Robby Starr I didn't get the result I wanted. I would love to do it again.
What is next for “The Darkstar”?
MT: Well like I said above, going after the OCW Heavyweight Title. I've been Tag Champ and Heritage Champ so it's the next step.
Is there anything you would like to say to the OCW fans?
MT: Thank every last one of you so much. You are what drives not just me but the whole OCW roster and you're what makes OCW so special.
Well the dust has settled from ASCENSION last Saturday night in our debut in Dover, OH. It was an amazing event that saw some returning talent, some new talent, and some younger talent furthering their path to OCW greatness.
With that being said, here is the second edition of OCW: Superiority.
Once again, we've collected the data, crunched the numbers, and entered all of our findings into the OCW super computer here at headquarters to compile a power ranking based on winning percentages and title history that lists the top 15 OCW competitors through our last event - ASCENSION.
Don't miss our upcoming event and the 12th Anniversary of OCW, back in Coshocton, OH on March 21st! Get your tickets now as we plan to pack out Hopewell School once again!
"True Grit" Bruce Grey, "Darkstar" Matt Taylor, Juice Jennings, and Joey Vengeance won the the reverse battle royal to qualify for the ASCENSION Ladder Match.
"No Shame" Jimmy Shane def. "The Pinnacle" Levi Connors to become the #1 Contender to the Ohio Heritage Championship
Sherman Tank def. "Lonestar" Louie Perez
The Redneck Wrecking Crew def. The Rising by count out to retain the OCW Tag Team Championships
Takahashi def. Justin Diaz to retain the Ohio Heritage Championship
Robby Starr def. Graham Wellington to retain the OCW Championship
Joey Vengeance retrieved the brass ring to win the ASCENSION Ladder Match and will receive a future OCW Championship opportunity