OVW Heavyweight Championship

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OVW Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Marcus Anthony
Date won July 5, 2014
Promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling
Date established August 17, 1997
Other name(s) NWA-OVW Heavyweight Championship

The OVW Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling heavyweight championship owned by the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) promotion. The title was introduced on August 17, 1997 at an OVW live event, then known as the NWA-OVW Heavyweight Championship due to OVW's relationship with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) governing body. OVW eventually parted ways with the NWA in October 2001, and the title was renamed the OVW Heavyweight Championship. OVW later became a developmental territory for the World Wrestling Entertainment organization, but their partnership eventually ceased on February 7, 2008.[1] The title has no known weight-limit, even though it is a heavyweight championship.

Title changes happen mostly at OVW-promoted events. The inaugural champion was a man known as Trailer Park Trash. His reign began on August 17, 1997, but ended in a vacancy for unknown reasons; it is also unknown how he became the first champion. Nick Dinsmore holds the record of most reigns, with ten. At 459 days, Jamin Olivencia's only reign is the longest in the title's history. Rob Conway's fourth reign, Chet the Jett's second reign, and Vladimir Kozlov's only reign are all tied for the record of shortest reign in the title's history at less than one day each. Nick Dinsmore's combined ten reign lengths add up to 529 days—the most of any wrestler. The current champion is Marcus Anthony who defeated Jamin olivencia for the championship on July 5, 2014 in a last man standing match. Overall, there have been 95 reigns shared between 52 wrestlers, with 10 vacancies. One of those vacancies was due to then-champion Matt Cappotelli being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, and thus he chose to vacate the championship.[2]

Title history[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily

Names[edit]

Name Years
NWA-OVW Heavyweight Championship 1997 – 2001
OVW Heavyweight Championship 2001–present

Reigns[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Trailer Park Trash 1 August 17, 1997 76 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event Trailer Park Trash defeated Vic The Bruiser to become the inaugural champion.
Vacated November 1, 1997 [3]
2 Bill Dundee 1 November 16, 1997 7 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event Dundee won a battle royal to win the vacant championship.
3 Rip Rogers 1 November 23, 1997 192 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
4 Nick Dinsmore 1 June 3, 1998 7 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
5 David C. 1 June 10, 1998 25 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event David C. won the title by forfeit.
6 Doug Basham 1 July 5, 1998 70 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
7 Rip Rogers 2 September 13, 1998 107 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
8 Doug Basham 2 December 29, 1998 5 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
9 Rip Rogers 3 January 3, 1999 30 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
10 Rod Steele 1 February 2, 1999 75 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Nick Dinsmore defeated Steele on February 7, 1999 at a live event, but returned the title to Steele after learning of outside interference during their encounter.
11 Nick Dinsmore 2 April 18, 1999 10 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
12 Rob Conway 1 April 28, 1999 9 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
13 Nick Dinsmore 3 May 7, 1999 32 New Albany, Indiana Live event
14 Damaja 1 June 8, 1999 70 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
15 Rob Conway 2 August 17, 1999 85 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
16 Rico Constantino 1 November 10, 1999 46 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
17 Flash Flanagan 1 December 26, 1999 42 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
18 Rico Constantino 2 February 6, 2000 11 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
19 Flash Flanagan 2 February 17, 2000 47 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
20 Damaja 2 April 4, 2000 50 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
21 Nick Dinsmore 4 May 24, 2000 45 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
22 Flash Flanagan 3 July 8, 2000 27 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
23 Nick Dinsmore 5 August 4, 2000 33 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
24 Rob Conway 3 September 6, 2000 49 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
25 Nick Dinsmore 6 October 25, 2000 125 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
26 Rico Constantino 3 February 27, 2001 36 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
27 Flash Flanagan 4 April 4, 2001 112 Louisville, Kentucky Bluegrass
Brawl
28 Doug Basham 3 July 25, 2001 126 Jeffersonville, Indiana OVW TV Tapings OVW breaks away from the NWA in October 2001. The championship is renamed the OVW Heavyweight Championship.
29 Leviathan 1 November 28, 2001 84 Jeffersonville, Indiana OVW TV Tapings
30 The Prototype 1 February 20, 2002 84 Jeffersonville, Indiana OVW TV Tapings
31 Nova 1 May 15, 2002 175 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
32 Damaja 3 November 6, 2002 105 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
33 Nick Dinsmore 7 February 19, 2003 46 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
34 Doug Basham 4 April 6, 2003 115 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
35 Damaja 4 July 30, 2003 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
36 Rob Conway 4 August 13, 2003 0 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
37 Johnny Jeter 1 August 13, 2003 63 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
38 Mark Magnus 1 October 15, 2003 56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated December 10, 2003 The championship was vacated due to Magnus being pinned by both Nick Dinsmore and Johnny Jeter in a three-way match on December 3.
39 Nick Dinsmore 8 January 7, 2004 98 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Dinsmore defeated Johnny Jeter to win the vacant championship.
40 Matt Morgan 1 April 14, 2004 182 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
41 Chris Cage 1 October 13, 2004 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
42 Chad Toland 1 December 1, 2004 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
43 Elijah Burke 1 December 8, 2004 126 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
44 Matt Morgan 2 April 13, 2005 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
45 Brent Albright 1 April 27, 2005 98 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
46 Johnny Jeter 2 August 3, 2005 98 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
47 Matt Cappotelli 1 November 9, 2005 91 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated February 8, 2006 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Cappotelli vacates the championship after announcing that he had a brain tumor.[2]
48 Brent Albright 2 March 1, 2006 94 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Albright defeated CM Punk in a tournament finals to become the new champion.[4]
49 CM Punk 1 June 3, 2006 88 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [5]
50 Chet the Jett 1 August 30, 2006 56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
51 Jacob Duncan 1 October 25, 2006 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
52 Chet the Jett 2 December 13, 2006 0 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
53 Paul Burchill 1 December 13, 2006 66 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
54 Cody Runnels 1 February 17, 2007 1 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Live event
55 Paul Burchill 2 February 18, 2007 24 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
56 Aaron Stevens 1 March 14, 2007 56 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
57 Paul Burchill 3 May 9, 2007 14 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
Vacated May 23, 2007 Louisville, Kentucky Live event The championship was vacated after a double pin in a contest between Burchill and Idol Stevens.
58 Jay Bradley 1 June 1, 2007 26 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Bradley defeated Burchill and Stevens in a three-way match to win the vacant championship.
59 Paul Burchill 4 June 27, 2007 31 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
60 Vladimir Kozlov 1 July 28, 2007 0 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Live event
61 Michael W. Kruel 1 July 28, 2007 130 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Live event
62 Matt Sydal 1 December 5, 2007 70 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Sydal is the last OVW Heavyweight Champion while OVW is a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) developmental territory.
63 Jay Bradley 2 February 13, 2008 7 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Became the first OVW Heavyweight Champion since OVW and WWE parted ways.
64 Nick Dinsmore 9 February 20, 2008 126 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
65 Anthony Bravado 1 June 25, 2008 115 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
66 Ryback 1 October 18, 2008 14 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
67 Anthony Bravado 2 November 1, 2008 28 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
68 Aaron Stevens 2 November 29, 2008 49 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
69 Vaughn Lilas 1 January 17, 2009 21 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
70 Apoc 1 February 7, 2009 77 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
71 Vaughn Lilas 2 April 25, 2009 22 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
72 Apoc 2 May 17, 2009 62 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
73 Low Rider 1 July 18, 2009 172 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
74 Moose 1 January 6, 2010 52 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated February 27, 2010 N/A N/A Moose was stripped of the championship due to attacking officials.
75 Beef Wellington 1 February 27, 2010 91 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Wellington won a battle royal to win the vacant championship.
76 Mike Mondo 1 May 29, 2010 18 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
77 James Thomas
(Formerly known as Moose)
2 June 16, 2010 45 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
78 Low Rider 2 July 31, 2010 161 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
79 Cliff Compton 1 January 8, 2011 56 Louisville, Kentucky Live event This was a three–way match, also involving Mike Mondo.
80 Mike Mondo 2 March 5, 2011 60 Louisville, Kentucky Live event This was a three–way ladder match, also involving Low Rider.[6]
Vacated May 4, 2011 10 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings The championship was vacated after Mike Mondo attacked OVW president Danny Davis.[7]
81 Cliff Compton 2 May 14, 2011 11 Louisville, Kentucky Live event This was a brass knuckles on a pole match against Mike Mondo with special referee Danny Davis.[8]
82 Elvis Pridemoore 1 May 25, 2011 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [9]
Vacated June 1, 2011 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Pridemoore vacated the title after finding out that he had won it due to outside interference from Mike Mondo.[10]
83 Jason Wayne 1 July 1, 2011 117 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Mike Mondo in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[11]
84 Nick Dinsmore 10 October 26, 2011 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [12]
85 Rudy Switchblade 1 November 2, 2011 122 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Nick Dinsmore, Jason Wayne, Adam Revolver, Ted McNaler, James Thomas, Rocco Bellagio and Mike Mondo in an Eight Man Melee.[13]
86 Johnny Spade 1 March 3, 2012 70 Louisville, Kentucky Saturday Night Special
87 Rob Terry 1 May 12, 2012 46 Louisville, Kentucky Saturday Night Special [14]
Vacated June 27, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings OVW Board of Directors member Ken Wayne vacates all OVW championships.
88 Johnny Spade 2 July 7, 2012 67 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special Defeated Rob Terry in the finals of a ten men gauntlet match to win the vacant title.
89 Crimson 1 September 12, 2012 80 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [15]
90 Rob Terry 2 December 1, 2012 60 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [16]
91 Doug Williams 1 January 30, 2013 70 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [17]
92 Jamin Olivencia 1 April 10, 2013 241 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [18]
Vacated December 4, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky Title vacated by OVW owner Danny Davis over inappropriate actions on OVW TV.
93 Jamin Olivencia 2 December 7, 2013 28 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special Defeated Johnny Spade to win the vacant title.[18]
94 Marcus Anthony 1 January 4, 2014 126 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [19]
95 Jamin Olivencia 3 May 10, 2014 79 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [20]
- Vacant - June 28, 2014 - Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of July 13, 2014

Indicates the current champion(s)
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
<1 Indicates that the combined total is less than one day.
Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1 Nick Dinsmore 10 529
2 Low Rider 2 333
3 Rip Rogers 3 329
4 Jamin Olivencia 3 333+
5 Doug Basham 4 316
6 Damaja 4 239
7 Flash Flanagan 4 228
8 Matt Morgan 2 196
9 Nova 1 175
10 Brent Albright 2 161
Johnny Jeter 2 161
12 Anthony Bravado 2 143
Rob Conway 4 143
14 APOC 2 139
15 Johnny Spade 2 137
16 Paul Burchill 4 135
17 Michael Washington Kruel 1 130
18 Elijah Burke 1 126
Marcus Anthony 1 126
19 Rudy Switchblade 1 122
20 Jason Wayne 1 117
21 Rob Terry 2 106
22 Aaron Stevens 2 105
23 Moose/James Thomas 2 97
24 Rico Constantino 3 93
25 Beef Wellington 1 91
Matt Cappotelli 1 91
27 CM Punk 1 88
28 Leviathan 1 84
The Prototype 1 84
30 Crimson 1 80
31 Mike Mondo 2 78
32 Trailer Park Trash 1 76
33 Rod Steele 1 75
34 Doug Williams 1 70
35 Matt Sydal 1 70
36 Cliff Compton 2 67
37 Chet the Jett 1 56
Mark Magnus 1 56
38 Chris Cage 1 49
Jacob Duncan 1 49
39 Vaughn Lilas 2 43
40 Jay Bradley 2 33
41 David C. 1 25
42 Ryback 1 14
43 Bill Dundee 1 7
Chad Toland 1 7
Elvis Pridemoore 1 7
44 Cody Runnels 1 1
45 Vladimir Kozlov 1 <1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "WWE to cease affiliation with Ohio Valley Wrestling". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b Hall, Eric (2006-02-14). "2/11 OVW TV review: Background on Matt Cappotelli's speech, Punk and Albright continue feud". PWTorch.com. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2011-06-02). "OVW TV report 6-1 tapings in Lousville". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Steve (2006-06-03). "411's OVW TV Report 3.8.06". 411Mania.com. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Steve (2006-08-04). "411's OVW TV Report 5.08.06". 411Mania.com. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  6. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2011-03-06). "Former WWE superstar wins the OVW championship". WrestleView]. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  7. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2011-05-05). "OVW TV report for the 5-7 show". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  8. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2011-05-15). "OVW TV taping for Saturday night's show taped last night in Louisville". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  9. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2011-05-26). "OVW TV taping report from last night for Saturday's show". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  10. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2011-06-02). "OVW TV report 6-1 tapings in Lousville". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  11. ^ Van Drisse, Trent. "OVW TV tapings report 7-6 Louisville". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  12. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2011-10-28). "OVW TV taping 10-26 Louisville - Major heel turn by former WWE star". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  13. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2011-11-04). "OVW TV taping 11-2 Louisville". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  14. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2012-05-13). "OVW Saturday Night Special report 5-12 TNA star wins OVW belt". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  15. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2012-09-14). "TNA takes over OVW title picture: live report from Wednesday's TV taping in Louisville". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  16. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2012-12-02). "OVW Saturday Night Special report 12-1 Louisville Big Robbie T vs. Crimson". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  17. ^ Van Drisse, Trent (2013-02-01). "OVW TV report". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2013-02-02. 
  18. ^ a b "OVW Heavyweight Championship". Ohio Valley Wrestling. 
  19. ^ http://www.cagematch.de/?id=1&nr=105770
  20. ^ http://www.cagematch.de/?id=1&nr=105770

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