411 Indy Update: OVW Training Camp, ACW Debut, Results, More
Posted by Josh Nason on 11.25.2002
Today's Indy Headlines: OVW holds open tryout camp to possibly get a shot at WWE...American Championship Wrestling holds their first show...Results from IWF, ECCW and more!
--OVW, the only developmental territory for WWE, is having a tryout camp in February that is open to the public.
The 6-day camp, which will take place from February 23-28, will be limited to 50 participants and will be open to both current pros & those who have no wrestling experience. The objective is to find those with potential for a career in wrestling who would be invited to train in OVW & new talent for the WWE developmental program.
Attendees will be interviewed, evaluated & run through practice drills by OVW instructor Danny Davis, OVW matchmaker Jim Cornette, officials from WWE Talent Relations & the wrestlers currently in the WWE developmental program.
For those who have never had formal wrestling training, the focus will be on evaluating their conditioning, appearance, attitude & potential to learn the sport. Those felt to have what it takes to succeed will be invited to enroll in OVW's training program.
For those current wrestling on the independent level, this is an opportunity to have a "private audition" with the OVW/WWE personnel. In addition to being evaluated for conditioning, appearance & attitude, those with pro credentials will be allowed to wrestle tryout matches against the best WWE developmental talent for a potential spot on the OVW and/or WWE rosters.
Head to www.ovwrestling.com/ovwschool/menudisplay.htm for online applications or more info. The deadline is Feburary 1st and all participants must be 18 years old.
--American Championship Wrestling
Stonehill College - Easton, MA
K. L. Murphy defeated Chris Venom following Murphy's Law, Maverick Wild defeated Justin Powers, The Damned defeated Antonio Thomas and Aaron Morrison and Rated G in an elimination match, Larry Huntley defeated Rick Daniels in a hardcore match, Alex Arion w/Captain Lou Albano beat Chris Candido w/Tammy Lynn Sytch, Stephanie won a student-only elimination match.
--Ring Of Honor will have Fan Appreciation Night on December 7th at the Murphy Recreation Center in South Philly, PA, which features a mini-TV taping with AJ Styles vs. Jimmy Rave and American Dragon, Paul London and Da Hit Squad in matches usually not on regular shows. The mini-show will be followed by the regular shows...and tix are just $10! (Thanks to www.rohwrestling.com)
--Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling/NWA Pacific Northwest
Port Coquitlam, BC - Royal Canadian Legion
Thanks: Greg Milne
Toga Boy and Matt Classic over the Heatseekers, Rico Quinones over Michelle Starr via DQ, ECCW Champion Ladies Choice over Moondog Manson, Seth Knight over Gorilla Marilla via DQ, White Tiger over The Ray.
--Independent Wrestling Federation - Sunday
West Paterson, NJ - IWF Centre
Pierce St. John defeated Shawn Moore by submission, American Champion Hadrian pinned Erik Andretti, Biggie Biggs and Kevin Knight defeated IWF Tag Team Champions Dante and Axis by disqualification, Dylan Black, Dan McGuire and Jay Blaze defeated Tommy Trouble, BPA Barry and Jamie Idol, Damian Adams pinned Roman in a Lumberjack Match.
Thanks: Nate Stein/www.wvwrestling.com
Chance Prophet d. Mister X, Brett Sharp and Cecil Furious d. Steve Black, Phil Stamper d. Jota Esa, Eric Steel, and The Ninja, Alan Matthews d. Wes Lynch, Team Old School d. Dallas Michaels and Rictor, Mister X and Steve Black d. Chance Prophet and Chris Vega.
--Gateway Championship Wrestling will return to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Desoto, Missouri this Saturday night. Headlining will be NWA-TNA superstar Kid Kash as well as GCW Champion Nikki Strychnine defending the title against Jack Adonis. (Thanks to www.gatewaywrestling.com)