"Good Luck!" "Be Safe!" "Hope You Have A Good Match!"
These are just a few of the things friends, family, and fans say to a professional wrestler as they leave/arrive for a scheduled event. They are heartfelt sentiments that don't really encompass how a professional wrestler thinks. (Side note: I'm talking about a true professional wrestler, not the posers who dress up as a wrestler and simulate what they see on television because they don't have the testicular fortitude to obtain the right training and stick with it. They take the easy way out...)
That way of thinking does not describe many of the wrestlers in OCW as most of our talent have experience wrestling in crowds in many different organizations that span many different states across this country. A true professional wrestler has spent the time training in a ring for hours, days, weeks, and months on end honing his craft. Spending equal amounts of time studying, not watching, video of opponents, peers, and mentors so they commit what they see to muscle memory to be ready for any situation. The type of individual this opitimizes, in 2 words - Matt Taylor. The Dark Star has spent his time in the gym, in the ring, and studying match after match and that hard work has paid off.
When Matt Taylor left his home on Saturday morning for "Battle Lines" he knew he would be in for a hard fought battle against Robby Starr. He also knew he had the skills to beat Robby Starr. Luck has little to do with skill. Being safe will not make you great. And having a good match only applies when you play tennis. This is a fight, an all out "Katie Bar The Door" Slobberknocker (Credit: Jim Ross) and when the dust settled, there was only one man left standing. The Dark Star has Risen.
This goes to show you anything can happen at an OCW event. For the OCW Wrestlers, do not get comfortable. For the OCW fans in attendance on Saturday night, you were treated to a solid show topped off with one helluva match.
Matt Taylor walks into The Guernsey County Fair on September 19th as the OCW Champion... Will he walk out the same or will somebody else step up to wish upon another fallen "Star"?
We are just a short 8 days from the return of OCW to our home base of Coshocton for "Battle LInes". This show will not be at the traditional location of Hopewell School, but instead we will be outside under the stars at the Army Navy Garrison!
Following "Battle Lines" there will be a live musical performance by the band S.O.L.
Bell time is at 7pm and fans are encouraged to bring their own chairs. We hope you'll join us for a rocking good time on August 15th.
Broderick Shaw def. Levi Connors
"True Grit" Bruce Grey def. Takahashi
.Rendneck Wrecking Crew def. Joey Vengeance and "No Shame" Jimmy Shane to retain the OCW tag team titles
Johnny Attitude def. Flex Jordan
Robby Starr def. Justin Diaz to retain the OCW Championship
"Darkstar" Matt Taylor def. Juice Jennings
OCW's annual involvement in the Mogadore Summerfest continues THIS SATURDAY with top notch, high octane action!
The event kicks off at 7:15PM at the Mogadore Lions Park! See all your favorite OCW stars as we present an entirely free show! No paid admission to the festival! No ticket necessary! Come on out and witness the best kept secret in the Buckeye State...OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING!
2 huge matches have been announced:
1. Levi Connors steps in the ring with the big brute, powerhouse Broderick Shaw!
2. "Darkstar" Matt Taylor takes on Juice Jennings (who recently turned his back on his partner, Joey Vengeance, and the fans)...Matt Taylor plans on giving Juice Jennings his own version of an attitude adjustment this Saturday!
And that's not even the most exciting part!
The remaining matches on the show will be decided by... YOU!
That's right, the fans will pick ALL of the remaining matches by drawing random names. No one will know who they are facing and there will be no time to prepare! This is a first for OCW and you can be a part of history THIS SATURDAY in Mogadore, LIVE at the Mogadore Summerfest!
OCW is heating up this mild, wet summer with 3 big shows! First, on July 18, 2015 we roll into Mogadore, OH (Northeast Ohio) at Summerfest 2015. This is a totally free event with a bell time of 7:15pm. Then on August 15, 2015 we come "HOME" to Coshocton, OH at the Army Navy Garrison with a bell time of 7pm. Tickets are only $8 advance (Family 4pk $30 - advance only), $10 at the door. This will be an outside event, and you are encouraged to bring your favorite chair!. Finally on September 19, 2015 we return to the Guernsey County Fair with a bell time of 6pm and this is a free event with a paid fair admission. 3 big shows, 3 different cities, and 1 huge bargain for all of the high flying, hard hitting action you will see at these events!
On Saturday Night, July 18th, OCW returns to The Mogadore Summerfest at The Lions Park in Mogadore, OH. Make your plans now and spend the evening with your favorite OCW Superstars!
There is no charge to get into the Mogadore Summerfest and the OCW event is FREE for the public as well. There is a fee however for rides, games, and food (and there is plenty of great food to try).
We hope to see you on July 18th for a fun time to be had by all!
We at OCW would like to wish all of you a happy and safe Memorial Day.
Please take a moment and think about those brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice - who lost their lives fighting for the liberty and freedom that we ALL have in this great country of ours.
God Bless the USA!
On Friday night, May 15th Jimmy Shane continued his "WINNING" ways as he adds the title of DBI Champion to his resume. Jimmy had previously won the OCW Ohio Heritage Championship at Tradition 12 from Takahashi, thus making Jimmy Shane a top contender for OCW Superstar of the year... and if you ask the man himself, he'd tell you "There's No Shame In That!"
It's a fact that drug addiction is becoming a very disturbing trend in many cities and neighborhoods around this country... sadly that includes our beautiful state of Ohio. This epidemic isn't confined to the city limits and it doesn't care about your financial status.
On Friday, May 15, 2015 OCW is doing it's part to raise awareness of the rising risk of drug addiction in our state and in the NE Ohio area specifically. We will be partnering up with the family of Dustin Batdorff, Q92 (92.3FM out of Canton), and many other great sponsors to raise money for S.O.L.A.C.E of Stark County. An organization that has been desperately trying to spread the world about drug addiction as well as the impact it has on our families and communities.
Come on out to the DBI4 and see all of your favorite OCW Superstars (and even some great wrestlers who are not in OCW yet). There will also be an all you can eat spaghetti dinner before the event as well as various raffles and drawings throughout the event. 100% of the money raised will go directly to S.O.L.A.C.E. of Stark County to continue it's fight to raise awareness!
Then you are invited to Quaker Steak and Lube for the official DBI4 afterparty. Some come enjoy some great food with all of your favorite wrestlers!
Please make plans to attend this event today. For more information you can call 330-323-7605 or check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DustinBatdorffInvitational
. To purchase tickets you can go to squareup.com/market/SOLACEofStark and of course tickets will be available at the door - pending a sellout.
This is the shot from the DBI last year - not too many empty seats to be seen. So if you are planning on attending this event, get your tickets and arrive early.
Here we are with the newest installment of OCW Spotlight as we take a look at Juice Jennings! Since 2011, Juice Jennings has been a very exciting member of the OCW roster. Right off the bat, Juice began to mix it up with top names in OCW such as Jeremy Madrox, Kaden Assad, Jock Samson, among many others! But when Juice Jennings formed an alliance and tag team with Joey Vengeance, we watched as the two of them became the longest reigning Tag Team Champions in OCW history. But at "Tradition 12" we all were beyond shocked when Juice cost Joey Vengeance the OCW Heavyweight Championship by assaulting his long time friend with a steel chair! What will this path hold in store for Jennings? We reached out to the man now referring to himself as "Agent Orange" to ask him a few questions.
What has been your favorite match in OCW so far?
JJ: It's impossible to narrow it down to an individual match. One would definitely be OCW: War Games 2011 when I teamed with Jeff Cannon and Joey Vengeance. It was after that match that Joey and I decided to form a tag team. Another would be our first OCW Tag Team Title victory at "Luck of the Draw" 2012. Pretty much any of our tag matches against the Heat Seekers were pretty amazing as well. I've had a few singles outings that stood out, but I've pretty much made the tag scene my focus these last few years in OCW. It's too bad my partner couldn't do the same.
If you could pick one match against anyone on the OCW roster past or present what would it be?
JJ: Probably myself and Joey Vengeance vs The Hi-Def Supernovas - Robby Starr and Matt Mason. We came in right after The Novas broke up, so I can only imagine what that match could have been like.
At "Tradition 12" you shocked us all by betraying your long time tag team partner and friend, Joey Vengeance. Can you give us a little insight into what cause you to do this?
JJ: I find it funny that you chose to word your question like that. I didn't betray anyone. I wasn't the one who turned my back on my partner. I wasn't the one who put my singles career ahead of regaining our Tag Team Titles. There was so much more that I wanted to accomplish in the tag division in OCW and throughout the independent scene, but that option was taken off the table by my selfish teammate. I was the heart and soul of that team. I was the workhorse who put forth all of the effort while Joey Vengeance took all of the attention and all of the glory. Joey turned his back on me and what I did at the end of "Tradition 12" was nothing more than a response to that.
What is next for Juice Jennings?
JJ: For the first time in a long time, I feel completely free to reach my true potential. Nobody is holding me back any longer and it's time for me to not only reach my goals, but surpass them.
Is there anything you would like to say to the OCW fans?
JJ: The fans have bought into Joey's sob story and have ran to his defense while labeling me a traitor. I realize now, that I'm all on my own because by supporting Joey Vengeance, the OCW fans have all stabbed me in the back. They can believe what they want to believe. They can hate me if they want to hate me. I don't need to be liked to get to the top and that's exactly where I'm going.