OVW TV 3/16/2002

Written by: Bob Colling

Date: 3/16/2002
From: Louisville, KY

1.) Big Bad John defeated Flash
2.) Chris Michaels & Sean Casey defeated Redd Dogg & Shelton Benjamin
3.) David Flair defeated Sean O’Haire

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Video from last week where David Flair revealed that his father, Ric Flair, would be coming to OVW to team with him. It will be April 5th.

2.) Flash superkicks John in the opening moments of the match and keeps control with strikes. Flash splashes John in the corner followed by a bulldog out of the corner. John drops Flash with a big boot. John comes off the ropes to deliver a running knee strike and a backdrop. John drives Flash down to the mat with a side slam. John clotheslines Flash in the corner and taunts the crowd by walking around the ring. Flash is sent hard back first into the corner as John has managed to keep control of the match. Flash comes off the middle rope to hit a missile dropkick. Bull Buchanan as come out as Flash hits a springboard leg drop for a two count on John. Flash elbows John and hits a top rope blockbuster, but Bull pulls the referee out of the ring. Flash takes Bull and the referee out with a slingshot crossbody to the floor. Flash collides with Bull on the apron and John wins the match with a chokeslam. After the match, Trailer Park Trash storms the ring and makes the save with a trash can. (*1/2. Actually, not too bad of a match though I wasn’t a fan of the interference. It continues the issues between Bull and Flash, I guess.)

3.) Jim Cornette talks to Danny Davis, Rob Conway and Nick Dinsmore. Davis says that he doesn’t consider Doug Basham to be part of his family because of how he’s been acting. He expected Basham to do what he did last week because he’s a bastard. David expected the same from Damaja. Danny doesn’t know why Victoria joined the Revolution. Danny says Victoria trained with himself, Conway and Dinsmore. Davis says that Victoria wasn’t too good and wanted some “private time” to learn the moves. Davis calls her a slut. That’s why she joined the Revolution. Davis doesn’t believe in slapping women, but when they get involved in situations then it might just happen. Davis says if Doug and Damaja can beat Dinsmore and Conway then they can get 50% of the company. However, if they lose, they will get zero of the company.

That brings out the Revolution to respond to the challenge. Davis slaps Basham asking if he has the balls to accept the offer. Damaja wants Basham to accept the deal. Basham says when they beat Conway and Dinsmore they will be equal partners. Basham accepts the offer and promises they will be equal partners. The match will take place at Spring Breakout at Six Flags. Davis reveals that the match is a six man tag match with Davis and Victoria wrestling. The Revolution are shocked to hear Davis is wrestling.

4.) Payne cuts a promo asking if Nidia could handle what Benjamin and Redd Dogg did to him. He has stitches on his head. They’ll find out at Spring Breakout for sure.

5.) Benjamin and Casey start the match with Benjamin getting control of the match before tagging in Dogg. Dogg connects with a powerslam for a two count. Michaels gets tagged in but is powerslammed by Dogg. Michaels is driven face first down to the mat, but Casey breaks the cover. Synn has come down to ringside and is arguing with Nidia. Casey comes off the top to strike Dogg to avoid his finisher on Michaels. Dogg fights back with a double clothesline. Benjamin leaps off the top to take both men out with a crossbody. Benjamin press slams Michaels onto Casey and takes Casey over with a belly to belly suplex. Benjamin nearly pins Michaels with a spin kick and all four men are brawling. Benjamin goes to the top rope, but Synn grabs Benjamin’s ankle. Nidia and Synn begin to fight. Michaels takes Benjamin off the top with a superplex for the win! (*1/2. Well, I can’t recall the last time someone actually won with a superplex, but I liked it. Casey and Michaels appear to be decent. Benjamin looks like a star already and his in-ring looks crisp and smooth.) After the match, Disciples of Synn come out and Payne plants Nidia with a Sky High. Synn covers Nidia and Payne counts the three. That was an effective segment.

6.) OVW Heavyweight Champion Prototype says that he got pissed off hearing he’d have to get in the ring with Ric Flair. However, he realized that Flair is in the twilight of his career and someone is going to breakout and beat him. He thinks that would be him. Prototype says that he’s going to make David Flair earn a rematch. Prototype says if Flair can beat Sean O’Haire tonight then he’ll put the title on the line next week on television.

7.) O’Haire works over Flair with strikes and misses a spin kick allowing Flair to hit a shoulder block and a dropkick. O’Haire kicks Flair away to avoid a figure four. O’Haire has Flair over his shoulder and drops down to the mat for a two count. Flair battles back with strikes, but O’Haire drops Flair with a kick in the corner. O’Haire tries for a top rope swanton, but Flair avoids it. Flair dropkicks O’Haire followed by a clothesline. Bolin trips Flair from the floor and Mr. Black attacks Bolin. Crony gets in the ring and gets tossed over by O’Haire. Flair comes up from behind and pins O’Haire with a rollup. After the match, O’Haire drops Flair with a superkick. Mr. Black drops O”Haire with a swinging side slam. Prototype slides into the ring and beats on guys with O’Haire. Prototype puts the figure four leg lock on Flair in the middle of the ring. Rob Conway and Nick Dinsmore run into the ring to make the save. (*1/4. Well, Flair looks to be improving slightly compared to his WCW run. The finish was a little dull and fluky, which doesn’t help Flair’s momentum and chances of winning the title next week.)

Final Thoughts:
The Danny Davis/Doug Basham angle continues to be a bright spot for television and I think there’s plenty of interest in the angle. The show was mostly just hype for bigger events with nothing all that interesting happening.

Thanks for reading.