The Comeback of OVW

Kevin Kelly

Now free from all of the BS and with the company’s collective focus retooled and sharpened, OVW looks to regain its position as the premiere independent training facility in the US starting with a special two-day tryout camp and training seminar set for Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 4th & 5th, in Louisville. The purpose of the camp is to both find new, prospective talent for the OVW roster and training center, as well as to give outside talent the benefit of tutoring and critique from the two men who pioneered the WWE developmental program a decade ago.

"I’m looking forward to working with Danny Davis again", Cornette said. "We made quite a team for many years, and now that wrestling politics are out of the way, we plan to do so again."

"For myself", Cornette continues, "I never wanted to leave OVW, but the WWE affiliation became insufferable for me. For Danny, after 15 years of running his own company, he needed some time away. Now that he’s had a rest and I once again enjoy pro wrestling, the time is perfect for us to reunite, and restore OVW to the position it once held, not only as one of the few profitable fulltime wrestling promotions in the country, but as the finest training facility in the sport."

The Labor Day weekend camp is open to all current independent pro wrestlers, as well as those who feel they have what it takes to become a pro. "For independent wrestlers who want to go to the next level", Cornette explained, "OVW will be the place to be for them, combining live events in the area with weekly TV tapings and training classes on several different levels. For those who’ve wondered if they have what it takes to BE a pro wrestler, they can find out here. For current pros outside the Kentuckiana area who are unable to relocate, these two days will be an intensive learning experience as they will be observed and critiqued in a number of areas, including appearance, in-ring work, psychology, and on-camera interview skills. Whether it is augmenting the current OVW roster, offering spots in the OVW classes, or instruction on an individual basis, EVERYONE will benefit from this camp. And I’m always looking for the next Ring of Honor superstar as well."

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