Ohio Valley Wrestling
Ohio Valley Wrestling is recognized around the world as one of the finest professional wrestling training facilities in the industry. OVW counts among its many accolades that it was once one of the official developmental programs for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was once the official developmental program for TNA Impact Wrestling (TNA).
Over the years, OVW has trained over one hundred superstars who went on to fame in WWE, including many current and past WWE Champions: Brock Lesnar, Batista, John Cena, Victoria, Doug and Danny Basham, Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Randy Orton, plus many more including Rob Conway, Eugene, Sylvan Grenier and Bobby Lashley.
OVW continued that goal and continued this success with TNA Impact Wrestling. OVW Alumni include Jessie Godderz, Rockstar Spud, Rob Terry, and Lei'D Tapa. Other OVW Alumni from TNA include Mickie James, ODB, Christy Hemme, Gail Kim, Mr. Anderson, Matt Morgan, D'Angelo Dinero, Alex Silva, Taeler Hendrix, Winter, and Tara.
Located in Louisville, Kentucky, OVW's training center is under the supervision of OVW owner "Nightmare" Danny Davis, a former pro wrestler with nearly 40 years experience in wrestling, managing, promoting, and training. Rip Rogers as lead trainer who is a veteran pro wrestler and trainer in his own right. Rip works along with the trainers of the Beginner's Class and Frank Miller who is also the trainer for the Intermediate Class program.
So if you want to make a career in pro wrestling, OVW is THE place to come! And if you don't believe us, read this piece published by Yahoo! Sports.
The OVW Beginner's Class is designed to determine if you have the intestinal fortitude and athletic aptitude to be a pro wrestler. It is open to anyone who wants to find out if they have what it takes, and to give the student a grasp of the basics of the sport.
The Frank Miller Intermediate Class taught at OVW is dedicated to honing your in-ring wrestling abilities. During the weekly, 3 hour sessions, you will participate in matches and receive direct feedback on your performance with offered critiques on how to improve your in-ring ability.
The OVW Advanced program is "The Harvard of professional wrestling". By invitation only, this program is for those who have completed the OVW Beginner's Class and Frank Miller's Intermediate Class or experienced professionals who have been invited directly into this class by OVW's training staff.