The Comeback of OVW

Kevin Kelly

Everyone knows the famous story of Mick Foley sleeping in his car to train with Dominic Denucci but for quite a while, Danny lived in the “un air-conditioned in the summer and no heat in the winter” cave of a building that was home to the wrestling school. Because of his dedication to OVW, the building officially came to be known as the “Davis Arena" when OVW moved into its current home.

Some of the names that come to mind from my time working with Danny and Jim in OVW…

Nick Dinsmore, Damaja, Rob Conway and Doug Basham were the core of the talent base with dozens of other Davis trainees working hard under Danny and Cornette.

Rico Constantino would be a first ballot shoe-in if they ever voted an OVW Hall of Fame and made the WWE because of his time in OVW.

John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Shelton Benjamin were blue-chippers that paid their dues and learned their craft in Louisville.

Flash Flanagan, Jason Lee and Trailer Park Trash are three names that come to mind for being solid ring generals who led many WWE-provided talents to good matches they probably wouldn’t have had otherwise.

I could go on and on… the point is that OVW produced great wrestlers. Again, again and again.

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