OVW Television Championship

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OVW Television Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Michael Hayes
Date won November 1, 2014
Date established January 26, 2005
Promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling

The OVW Television Championship is the secondary championship of Ohio Valley Wrestling started on January 5, 2005. When the title was originally conceived, the champion defended against randomly selected opponents, with the winner receiving a check for $1000.[1] The title became represented by a large trophy in the summer of 2005,[2] before being changed to a traditional championship belt in the spring of 2006.

The inaugural champion was Brent Albright who defeated Seth Skyfire to win the championship on January 26, 2005. Jamin Olivencia holds the record for most reigns, with eight. At 168 days, Seth Skyfire's first reign is the longest in the title's history. Jamin Olivencia and Mohamad Ali Vaez share the record for shortest reign in the title's history at less than a day. Michael Hayes is the current champion, in his third reign. Overall, there have been 88 reigns shared among 49 wrestlers, with four vacancies.

Title history[edit]

Reigns[edit]

As of December 28, 2014.

# Wrestler: Reign: Date: Days
held:
Location: Event Notes:
1 Brent Albright 1 January 26, 2005 112 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Brent Albright defeated Seth Skyfire to become the inaugural champion.
Vacated May 18, 2005 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Title declared vacant, after Brent Albright won the OVW Heavyweight Championship.
2 Deuce Shade 1 June 8, 2005 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Ken Doane in a tournament finals.
3 Ken Doane 1 June 22, 2005 140 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
4 CM Punk 1 November 9, 2005 56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
5 Aaron Stevens 1 January 4, 2006 63 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings This was originally a three–way match between CM Punk, Ken Doane and Brent Albright. Doane was injured during the match, which led to Stevens replace him.
6 Seth Skyfire 1 March 8, 2006 168 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
7 Charles Evans 1 August 23, 2006 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
8 Devon Driscoll 1 October 11, 2006 21 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
9 Charles Evans 2 November 1, 2006 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
10 El Aero Fuego
(Formerly known as Seth Skyfire)
2 November 15, 2006 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
11 Eddie Kraven & Mike Kruel 1 January 3, 2007 21 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Kraven's partner in Bad Kompany, Mike Kruel, also defended the title for Kraven during this reign, utilizing the Freebird Rule.
12 Boris Alexiev 1 January 24, 2007 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Mike Kruel.
13 Mike Kruel 2 February 7, 2007 35 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
14 Boris Alexiev 2 March 14, 2007 3 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
15 Shawn Spears 1 March 17, 2007 111 Cincinnati, Ohio OVW TV Tapings
16 Cody Runnels 1 July 6, 2007 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
17 Shawn Spears 2 July 13, 2007 68 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
18 Ted McNaler 1 September 19, 2007 35 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
19 Shawn Spears 3 October 24, 2007 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
20 Colt Cabana 1 October 31, 2007 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
21 James Curtis 1 November 14, 2007 98 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
22 Jamin Olivencia 1 February 20, 2008 21 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Became the first OVW Television Champion since OVW and WWE parted ways.
23 Joey Matthews 1 March 12, 2008 35 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
24 Tommy McNaler 1 April 16, 2008 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
25 J.D. Michaels 1 June 4, 2008 74 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated August 17, 2008 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Title held up when one referee saw J.D. Michaels pin Rudy Switchblade and one referee saw Rudy Switchblade pin J.D. Michaels.
26 Rudy Switchblade 1 August 27, 2008 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated JD Michaels in a 15 Foot Pole Match.
27 Jamin Olivencia 2 October 15, 2008 0 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Title forfeited by Switchblade to Jamin Olivencia due to an injury sustained by J.D. Michaels.
28 Igotta Brewski 1 October 15, 2008 42 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
29 Outlaw 1 November 26, 2008 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Outlaw won by forfeit when Brewski couldn't compete due to an attack backstage.
30 Johnny Punch 1 January 14, 2009 21 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
31 Mike Mondo 1 February 4, 2009 91 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
32 Jamin Olivencia 3 May 6, 2009 7 Charlestown, Indiana OVW TV Tapings This was at a non televised event.
33 El Rojo Uno 1 May 13, 2009 28 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
34 Jamin Olivencia 4 June 10, 2009 42 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
35 Brent Wellington 1 July 22, 2009 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Futureshock This was contested in a Hair vs. Title match.
36 Moose 1 September 9, 2009 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated September 16, 2009 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Moose stripped of title after repeated interferences by Tilo and Taryn Shay.
37 Kamikaze Kid 1 November 25, 2009 63 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Shiloh in a tournament finals.
38 Asher Knight 1 January 27, 2010 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Surviving the Steel This was contested in a Steel Cage match.
39 Kamikaze Kid 2 February 3, 2010 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Asher Knight and Shiloh in a three–way match.
40 Shiloh Jonze 1 February 17, 2010 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
41 Kamikaze Kid 3 February 24, 2010 72 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Title was reverted to Kamikaze Kid because the referee of the match wasn't licensed to be a referee in Kentucky.
42 Jamin Olivencia 5 May 7, 2010 28 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
43 Ali 1 June 4, 2010 103 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
44 The Metal Master 1 September 15, 2010 49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
45 Mohamad Ali Vaez
(Formerly known as Ali)
2 November 3, 2010 38 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
46 Alex Silva 1 December 11, 2010 46 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
47 Mohamad Ali Vaez 3 January 26, 2011 28 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
48 Rudy Switchblade 2 February 23, 2011 38 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
49 Mohamad Ali Vaez 4 April 2, 2011 42 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
50 Jamin Olivencia 6 May 14, 2011 11 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
51 Rudy Switchblade 3 May 25, 2011 56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
52 Paredyse
(Formerly known as Kamikaze Kid)
4 July 20, 2011 56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
53 Adam Revolver 1 September 14, 2011 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [3]
54 Jason Wayne 1 September 21, 2011 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Jason Wayne defeated Adam Revolver in which both Television and OVW Heavyweight Championship were on the line.[4]
55 Rocco Bellagio 1 October 5, 2011 35 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
56 Alex Silva 2 November 9, 2011 7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Became the first OVW Television Champion since OVW became the developmental territory to TNA Wrestling.[5]
57 Adam Revolver 2 November 16, 2011 21 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [6]
58 Ted McNaler 2 December 7, 2011 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [7]
59 Christopher Silvio 1 December 21, 2011 119 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
60 Mohamad Ali Vaez 5 April 18, 2012 3 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
61 Rob Terry 1 April 21, 2012 4 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil N/A Title match never actually took place and was made up by The Family so Vaez wouldn't have to face Christopher Silvio in a rematch.
62 Mohamad Ali Vaez 6 April 25, 2012 38 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Terry successfully defended the title against Christopher Silvio and then laid down allowing Vaez to win the title back.
63 Jamin Olivencia 7 June 2, 2012 4 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [8]
64 Mohamad Ali Vaez 7 June 6, 2012 0 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated June 6, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Vaez was stripped of the title by OVW Board of Directors member Ken Wayne, after the match due to referee Chris Sharpe helping Vaez win. OVW recognizes this as an official title change and reign for Vaez.
65 Mohamad Ali Vaez 8 July 7, 2012 18 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special Defeated Flash Flanagan to win the vacant title.
66 Tony Gunn 1 July 25, 2012 14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Won the title by forfeit after Rob Terry attacked Vaez.
67 Ryan Howe 1 August 8, 2012 35 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings This was contested in a three–way match, also involving Rob Terry.
68 Alex Silva 3 September 12, 2012 35 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [9]
69 Cliff Compton 1 October 17, 2012 18 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated November 4, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings OVW Board of Directors stripped Compton of title due to being unable to defend due to a foot injury.
70 Joe Coleman 1 November 7, 2012 24 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated James Thomas to win the vacant title.
71 Jamin Olivencia 8 December 1, 2012 35 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special This was a no disqualifications match.[10]
72 Cliff Compton 2 January 5, 2013 67 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
73 Rockstar Spud 1 March 13, 2013 59 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [11]
74 Randy Royal 1 May 11, 2013 53 Louisville, Kentucky OVW War is Necessary [12]
75 Dylan Bostic 1 July 3, 2013 31 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [13]
76 Flash Flanagan 1 August 3, 2013 39 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special Defeated Dylan Bostic and Rudy Switchblade[14]
77 Elijah Burke 1 September 11, 2013 24 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [15]
78 Shiloh Jonze 2 October 5, 2013 46 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [16]
79 Paredyse 5 November 20, 2013 45 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [17]
80 Melvin Maximus 1 January 4, 2014 131 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [18]
81 Adam Revolver 3 May 15, 2014 6 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [19]
82 Melvin Maximus 2 May 21, 2014 21 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [20]
83 Adam Revolver 4 June 11, 2014 52 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [21]
84 Michael Hayes 1 August 2, 2014 18 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [22]
85 Adam Revolver 5 August 20, 2014 17 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [23]
86 Michael Hayes 2 September 6, 2014 32 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [24]
87 Chris Silvio 2 October 8, 2014 24 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings [25]
88 Michael Hayes 3 November 1, 2014 57+ Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special [26]

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of December 28, 2014

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Ali/Mohamad Ali Vaez 8 270
2 Kamikaze Kid/Paredyse 5 250
3 Seth Skyfire 2 217
4 Shawn Spears 3 186
5 Melvin Maximus 2 152
6 Jamin Olivencia 8 148
7 Christopher Silvio 2 143
Rudy Switchblade 3 143
9 Ken Doane 1 140
10 Brent Albright 1 112
11 Michael Hayes† 3 107+
12 Adam Revolver 5 103
13 James Curtis 1 98
14 Mike Mondo 1 91
15 Alex Silva 3 88
16 Cliff Compton 2 85
17 J.D. Michaels 1 74
18 Aaron Stevens 1 63
Charles Evans 2 63
20 Rockstar Spud 1 59
21 CM Punk 1 56
22 Randy Royal 1 53
Shiloh Jonze 2 53
24 Brent Wellington 1 49
Outlaw 1 49
Ted McNaler 2 49
The Metal Master 1 49
Tommy McNaler 1 49
29 Flash Flanagan 1 39
30 Joey Matthews 1 35
Mike Kruel 1 35
Rocco Bellagio 1 35
Ryan Howe 1 35
34 Dylan Bostic 1 31
35 El Rojo Uno 1 28
36 Elijah Burke 1 24
Joe Coleman 1 24
38 Devon Driscoll 1 21
Eddie Kraven 1 21
Johnny Punch 1 21
41 Boris Alexiev 2 17
42 Colt Cabana 1 14
Deuce Shade 1 14
Jason Wayne 1 14
Tony Gunn 1 14
46 Asher Knight 1 7
Cody Runnels 1 7
Moose 1 7
49 Rob Terry 1 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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