Guest Danny Styles Posted May 3, 2006 Share Posted May 3, 2006 Employees of WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) have begun sending e-mails to regular customers of their weekly shows sold on DVD. The e-mail states that "World Wrestling Entertainment has acquired the complete OVW library and upon doing so we will no longer be offering any OVW products". With the announcement of a reformed ECW, it has been rumored that Ohio Valley Wrestling would be dropped as a WWE developmental territory, and that WWE would be purchasing the rights to it's footage of WWE superstars in their early days, including current WWE Heavyweight Champion John Cena. With this purchase of the entire OVW video archives, and with Paul Heyman moving from OVW to head up the new ECW project, it seems that OVW's status as a WWE developmental territory may soon come to an end. Ohio Valley Wrestling was founded in March of 1996 as an independent promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky owned by former WWF referee and performer "Dangerous" Danny Davis. It served as an NWA territory from 1998 to 2001, when it became the primary developmental affiliate of the World Wrestling Federation. It's former Heavyweight Champions include current WWE performers John Cena, Dave Batista, Eugene, Rob Conway, Simon Dean, Johnny of the Spirit Squad and both Basham brothers, as well as former roster members Muhammad Hassan Rico, Matt Morgan and Chad Dick. It's current Heavyweight Champion is Smackdown newcomer Gunner Scott. Most wrestled under different names and gimmicks in OVW that were never brought to WWE television. [/Quote] personally i think WWE should keep OVW as it's development territory, it has done great for them and i hope WWE aren't thinking of turning ECW into a development territory because that would suck so badly and kill the ECW feel Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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