OVW was the stomping ground for many future WWE legends, like Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and Batista just to name a few. Now, that treasured pro wrestling company is the focus of a new Netflix documentary.
Al Snow shocked the pro wrestling world when he purchased OVW, and now that company is his baby. The trailer for this new Netflix documentary said that while Al Snow might be great with pro wrestling, he’s not the best with financials. This seems to be an issue that they address in the series.
Variety issued the following press release revealing a description of the series. It seems that they are really going to give OVW a full dramatic reality television presentation.
Once a proud finishing school for aspiring pro wrestlers, the gym has since hit hard times. Acclaimed wrestler Al Snow clings to an old school wrestling philosophy with a heavy emphasis on storytelling, but in spite of the love of a few diehard fans, the gym struggles week to week to stay relevant enough to keep its doors open. Things have become so dire financially that Al has to sell a majority stake to a group of local businessmen including Matt Jones, the most popular radio personality in the state of Kentucky. Matt and the new ownership group have infused the struggling gym with much-needed cash but it still operates at a staggering loss. The new owners have given Al the summer to turn things around. Wrestlers chronicles the efforts Al and his band of aspiring wrestlers make as they struggle with their personal ambitions and each other while they attempt to come together to save this historic gym.
Wrestlers is set to debut on September 13th on a well-known streaming platform, offering viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into Ohio Valley Wrestling that they never thought would be possible.
Netflix has been the home of many breakout successes in the past. Perhaps, this new documentary series will open the door for bigger things down the line for OVW. If anything, the trailer is amazing.
You can check out the trailer below that features plenty of drama. You might also recognize a few people in the trailer as well.
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