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Champion history

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Trailer Park Trash 1 01997-08-17August 17, 1997


76 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event Trailer Park Trash defeated Vic The Bruiser to become the inaugural champion.
Vacated 01997-11-01November 1, 1997


2 Bill Dundee 1 01997-11-16November 16, 1997


7 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event Dundee won a battle royal to win the vacant championship.
3 Rip Rogers 1 01997-11-23November 23, 1997


192 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
4 Nick Dinsmore 1 01998-06-03June 3, 1998


7 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
5 David C. 1 01998-06-10June 10, 1998


25 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event David C. won the title by forfeit.
6 Doug Basham 1 01998-07-05July 5, 1998


70 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
7 Rip Rogers 2 01998-09-13September 13, 1998


107 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
8 Doug Basham 2 01998-12-29December 29, 1998


5 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
9 Rip Rogers 3 01999-01-03January 3, 1999


30 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
10 Rod Steele 1 01999-02-02February 2, 1999


75 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Nick Dinsmore defeated Steele on February 7, 1999 at a live event, but returned the title to Steele after learning of outside interference during their encounter.
11 Nick Dinsmore 2 01999-04-18April 18, 1999


10 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
12 Rob Conway 1 01999-04-28April 28, 1999


9 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
13 Nick Dinsmore 3 01999-05-07May 7, 1999


32 New Albany, Indiana Live event
14 Damaja 1 01999-06-08June 8, 1999


70 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
15 Rob Conway 2 01999-08-17August 17, 1999


85 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
16 Rico Constantino 1 01999-11-10November 10, 1999


46 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
17 Flash Flanagan 1 01999-12-26December 26, 1999


42 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
18 Rico Constantino


2 02000-02-06February 6, 2000


11 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
19 Flash Flanagan 2 02000-02-17February 17, 2000


47 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
20 Damaja 2 02000-04-04April 4, 2000


50 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
21 Nick Dinsmore 4 02000-05-24May 24, 2000


45 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
22 Flash Flanagan 3 02000-07-08July 8, 2000


27 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
23 Nick Dinsmore 5 02000-08-04August 4, 2000


33 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
24 Rob Conway 3 02000-09-06September 6, 2000


49 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
25 Nick Dinsmore 6 02000-10-25October 25, 2000


125 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
26 Rico Constantino 3 02001-02-27February 27, 2001


36 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
27 Flash Flanagan 4 02001-04-04April 4, 2001


112 Louisville, Kentucky Bluegrass
Brawl
28 Doug Basham 3 02001-07-25July 25, 2001


126 Jeffersonville, Indiana OVW TV Tapings OVW breaks away from the NWA in October 2001. The championship is renamed the OVW Heavyweight Championship.
29 Leviathan 1 02001-11-28November 28, 2001


84 Jeffersonville, Indiana OVW TV Tapings
30 The Prototype 1 02002-02-20February 20, 2002


84 Jeffersonville, Indiana OVW TV Tapings
31 Nova 1 02002-05-15May 15, 2002


175 Jeffersonville, Indiana Live event
32 Damaja 3 02002-11-06November 6, 2002


105 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
33 Nick Dinsmore 7 02003-02-19February 19, 2003


46 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
34 Doug Basham 4 02003-04-06April 6, 2003


115 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
35 Damaja 4 02003-07-30July 30, 2003


14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
36 Rob Conway 4 02003-08-13August 13, 2003


0 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
37 Johnny Jeter 1 02003-08-13August 13, 2003


63 Louisville, Kentucky


OVW TV Tapings
38 Mark Magnus 1 02003-10-15October 15, 2003


56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated 02003-12-10December 10, 2003


The championship was vacated due to Magnus being pinned by both Nick Dinsmore and Johnny Jeter in a three-way match on December 3.
39 Nick Dinsmore 8 02004-01-07January 7, 2004


98 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Dinsmore defeated Johnny Jeter to win the vacant championship.
40 Matt Morgan 1 02004-04-14April 14, 2004


182 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
41 Chris Cage 1 02004-10-13October 13, 2004


49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
42 Chad Toland 1 02004-12-01December 1, 2004


7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
43 Elijah Burke 1 02004-12-08December 8, 2004


126 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
44 Matt Morgan 2 02005-04-13April 13, 2005


14 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
45 Brent Albright 1 02005-04-27April 27, 2005


98 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
46 Johnny Jeter 2 02005-08-03August 3, 2005


98 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
47 Matt Cappotelli 1 02005-11-09November 9, 2005


91 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated 02006-02-08February 8, 2006


Louisville, Kentucky Live event Cappotelli vacates the championship after announcing that he had a brain tumor.
48 Brent Albright 2 02006-03-01March 1, 2006


94 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Albright defeated CM Punk in a tournament finals to become the new champion.
49 CM Punk 1 02006-06-03June 3, 2006


88 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
50 Chet the Jett 1 02006-08-30August 30, 2006


56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
51 Jacob Duncan 1 02006-10-25October 25, 2006


49 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
52 Chet the Jett 2 02006-12-13December 13, 2006


0 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
53 Paul Burchill 1 02006-12-13December 13, 2006


66 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
54 Cody Runnels 1 02007-02-17February 17, 2007


1 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Live event
55 Paul Burchill 2 02007-02-18February 18, 2007


24 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
56 Aaron Stevens 1 02007-03-14March 14, 2007


56 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
57 Paul Burchill 3 02007-05-09May 9, 2007


14 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
Vacated 02007-05-23May 23, 2007


Louisville, Kentucky Live event The championship was vacated after a double pin in a contest between Burchill and Idol Stevens.
58 Jay Bradley 1 02007-06-01June 1, 2007


26 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Bradley defeated Burchill and Stevens in a three-way match to win the vacant championship.
59 Paul Burchill 4 02007-06-27June 27, 2007


31 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
60 Vladimir Kozlov 1 02007-07-28July 28, 2007


0 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Live event
61 Michael W. Kruel 1 02007-07-28July 28, 2007


130 Elizabethtown, Kentucky Live event
62 Matt Sydal 1 02007-12-05December 5, 2007


70 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Sydal is the last OVW Heavyweight Champion while OVW is a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) developmental territory.
63 Jay Bradley 2 02008-02-13February 13, 2008


7 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Became the first OVW Heavyweight Champion since OVW and WWE parted ways.
64 Nick Dinsmore 9 02008-02-20February 20, 2008


126 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
65 Anthony Bravado 1 02008-06-25June 25, 2008


115 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
66 Ryback 1 02008-10-18October 18, 2008


14 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
67 Anthony Bravado 2 02008-11-01November 1, 2008


28 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
68 Aaron Stevens 2 02008-11-29November 29, 2008


49 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
69 Vaughn Lilas 1 02009-01-17January 17, 2009


21 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
70 Apoc 1 02009-02-07February 7, 2009


77 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
71 Vaughn Lilas 2 02009-04-25April 25, 2009


22 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
72 Apoc 2 02009-05-17May 17, 2009


62 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
73 Low Rider 1 02009-07-18July 18, 2009


172 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
74 Moose 1 02010-01-06January 6, 2010


52 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated 02010-02-27February 27, 2010


N/A N/A Moose was stripped of the championship due to attacking officials.
75 Beef Wellington 1 02010-02-27February 27, 2010


91 Louisville, Kentucky Live event Wellington won a battle royal to win the vacant championship.
76 Mike Mondo 1 02010-05-29May 29, 2010


18 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
77 James Thomas
(Formerly known as Moose)
2 02010-06-16June 16, 2010


45 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
78 Low Rider 2 02010-07-31July 31, 2010


161 Louisville, Kentucky Live event
79 Cliff Compton 1 02011-01-08January 8, 2011


56 Louisville, Kentucky Live event This was a three–way match, also involving Mike Mondo.
80 Mike Mondo 2 02011-03-05March 5, 2011


60 Louisville, Kentucky Live event This was a three–way ladder match, also involving Low Rider.
Vacated 02011-05-04May 4, 2011


10 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings The championship was vacated after Mike Mondo attacked OVW president Danny Davis.
81 Cliff Compton 2 02011-05-14May 14, 2011


11 Louisville, Kentucky Live event This was a Brass Knuckles On A Pole Match against Mike Mondo with special referee Danny Davis.
82 Elvis Pridemoore 1 02011-05-25May 25, 2011


7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated 02011-06-01June 1, 2011


Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Pridemoore vacated the title after finding out that he had won it due to outside interference from Mike Mondo.
83 Jason Wayne 1 02011-07-02July 2, 2011


117 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Mike Mondo in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
84 Nick Dinsmore 10 02011-10-26October 26, 2011


7 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
85 Rudy Switchblade 1 02011-11-02November 2, 2011


122 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings Defeated Nick Dinsmore, Jason Wayne, Adam Revolver, Ted McNaler, James Thomas, Rocco Bellagio and Mike Mondo in an Eight Man Melee.
86 Johnny Spade 1 02012-03-03March 3, 2012


70 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
87 Rob Terry 1 02012-05-12May 12, 2012


46 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
Vacated 02012-06-27June 27, 2012


Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings OVW Board of Directors member Ken Wayne vacates all OVW championships.
88 Johnny Spade 2 02012-07-07July 7, 2012


67 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special Defeated Rob Terry in the finals of a ten men gauntlet match to win the vacant title.
89 Crimson 1 02012-09-12September 12, 2012


80 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
90 Rob Terry 2 02012-12-01December 1, 2012


60 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
91 Doug Williams 1 02013-01-30January 30, 2013


70 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV Tapings
92 Jamin Olivencia 1 02013-04-10April 10, 2013


241 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
Vacated 02013-12-04December 4, 2013


Louisville, Kentucky Title vacated by OVW owner Danny Davis over inappropriate actions on OVW TV.
93 Jamin Olivencia 2 02013-12-07December 7, 2013


28 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
94 Marcus Anthony 1 02014-01-04January 4, 2014


126 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
95 Jamin Olivencia 3 02014-05-10May 10, 2014


56 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
96 Marcus Anthony 2 02014-07-05July 5, 2014


28 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special It was a Last Man Standing match.
97 Melvin Maximus 1 02014-08-02August 2, 2014


63 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
98 Cliff Compton 3 02014-10-04October 4, 2014


63 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special It was a Triple threat match also including Marcus Anthony.
99 Adam Revolver 1 02014-12-06December 6, 2014


63 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
100 Mohamad Ali Vaez 1 02015-02-07February 7, 2015


81 Louisville, Kentucky OVW Saturday Night Special
101 Eddie Diamond 1 02015-04-29April 29, 2015


86 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV
102 Chris Silvio 1 02015-04-29April 29, 2015


134 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV
103 Ryan Howe 1 02015-12-05December 5, 2015


11 Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV
104 Rob Conway 5 02015-12-16December 16, 2015


364+ Louisville, Kentucky OVW TV

List of combined reigns

As of December 7, 2016

Indicates the current champion(s)
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
<1 Indicates that the combined total is less than one day.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Nick Dinsmore 10 529
2 Low Rider 2 333
3 Rip Rogers 3 329
4 Jamin Olivencia 3 318
5 Doug Basham 4 316
6 Damaja 4 239
7 Flash Flanagan 4 228
8 Matt Morgan 2 196
9 Nova 1 175
10 Rob Conway 5 507+
11 Brent Albright 2 161
Johnny Jeter 2 161
13 Marcus Anthony 2 154
14 Anthony Bravado 2 143
15 Apoc 2 139
16 Johnny Spade 2 137
17 Paul Burchill 4 135
18 Cliff Compton 3 130
Michael Washington Kruel 1 130
20 Elijah Burke 1 126
21 Rudy Switchblade 1 122
22 Jason Wayne 1 117
23 Rob Terry 2 106
24 Aaron Stevens 2 105
25 Moose/James Thomas 2 97
26 Rico Constantino 3 93
27 Beef Wellington 1 91
Matt Cappotelli 1 91
29 CM Punk 1 88
30 Leviathan 1 84
The Prototype 1 84
34 Mohamad Ali Vaez 1 81
35 Crimson 1 80
36 Mike Mondo 2 78
37 Trailer Park Trash 1 76
38 Rod Steele 1 75
39 Doug Williams 1 70
Matt Sydal 1 70
41 Adam Revolver 1 63
Melvin Maximus 1 63
43 Chet the Jett 1 56
Mark Magnus 1 56
45 Chris Cage 1 49
Jacob Duncan 1 49
47 Vaughn Lilas 2 43
48 Jay Bradley 2 33
49 David C. 1 25
50 Ryback 1 14
51 Bill Dundee 1 7
Chad Toland 1 7
Elvis Pridemoore 1 7
54 Ryan Howe 1 4
55 Cody Runnels 1 1
56 Vladimir Kozlov 1 <1

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