And we are breaking records with wrestling!
Ohio Valley Wrestling will produce its landmark 1000th television episode. The company said it is the longest-running professional wrestling series airing on local television in the U.S. today.
“It’s known as the lifeblood of professional wrestling, and we supply, and proudly continue to supply, the next generation of superstars in this worldwide entertainment phenomenon,” said Al Snow, chief executive of Gladiator Sports Network, OVW’s parent company. “Over those 1,000 episodes, our alumni, at least 160, have been on WWE’s main roster.”
Some of the biggest names in professional wrestling cut their teeth on OVW TV, including household names like John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton. In fact, fifteen of the last 16 WrestleManias featured an OVW alumni in the main event or a world title match. OVW TV is the signature of the company’s elite training school that’s brought students to Louisville from around the world.