The Comeback of OVW

Kevin Kelly

The Comeback of OVW
By Kevin Kelly

The stress was killing him. Too many all-night editing sessions. Too much BS from the office. The wry smile, once common, became rare under the pressure. I personally witnessed the pain and the frustration that was sapping the life from my friend, Danny Davis.

Things got worse in OVW when Jim Ross left his position as the Head of Talent Relations. With no gatekeeper, the insanity grew beyond the point of ridiculous.  When Jim Cornette finally had enough, Danny had even less help.  Jim’s rants and meltdowns were a result of the frustration of trying to run a wrestling company with clinically-insane “sports entertainers” screwing with him, Danny and OVW on purpose.

At the top of his game, Danny Davis was a driving force behind the training of some of the best wrestlers in the past fifteen years. Best known in his two-decade active career as a part of the tag team, The Nightmares, Danny Davis retired from the ring to open Ohio Valley Wrestling and laid the foundation for his business by training a foundation of great wrestlers, upon which the company could develop.

As partners, Danny Davis and Jim Cornette were able to develop home-grown stars to grow the Ohio Valley Wrestling promotion, school and eventually, the WWE Developmental Territory. But a decade later, OVW has freed themselves of the torture, anxiety and stress and are looking to help develop the next generation of wrestling stars, starting September 4th and 5th.

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