danny davis to be given a lifetime achievement award by kbwc
The state of Kentucky dedicated an award Saturday in honor of Ohio Valley
Wrestling founder, "nightmare" Danny Davis. the Kentucky Boxing and
Wrestling Commission announced the creation of the Danny Davis lifetime
achievement award at its first combat sports symposium, Davis is the
KBWC Chairment Chad Miller said "Mr Davis is the definition of what success looks like in the combat sports industry." Davis roots back to the Commonwealth's rich history of professional wrestling at the historic Louisville Gardens. He thrilled crowds in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. and then launched Ohio valley wrestling, the state's largest and longest running training program in 1997
The industry regards OVW as the Harvard of professional wrestling as davis has taught and mentored some of the biggest stars in the business including john cena, kurt angle and brock lesnar. the company previously served as the flagship developmental program for both world wrestling entertainment (WWE) and total nonstop action (TNA) wrestling lifting more than 200 of davis' former students to the national and international stage.
every year pro wrestling's biggest event, wwe'S wrestlemania is filled with former, "ovw guys"
former wwe and current lucha underground star john hennigan aka johnny mundo said, "the knowledge danny davis has and hard work he has put into the business of professional wrestling in the state of Kentucky might only be surpassed by his kindness and willingness to improve those around him."
the kbwc's criteria for the danny davis lifetime achievement award is someone who diligently works for the advancement of combat sports in the commonwealth, mentors and encourages young kentuckians to participate and contributes to their community with civic engagement. for more than 20 years davis has exemplified all of the characteristics. thousands of young men and women cut their teeth in an ovw ring. the company not only mentors students but gives to students using some shows FOR school fundraising or donation events for non-profits and charitable causes.
davis continues to invest in kentucky and his students. OVW TV celebrated and HD upgrade with it's 900th episode in November of 2016. the company produces the longest running wrestling show on local television in the united states.
miller said, "the kbwc looks forward to preserving Mr. davis' legacy through the recipients of this award." a winner will be selected each year through nominations submitted to the kbwc office in frankfort.