LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sep. 30, 2019) – Louisville based Ohio Valley Wrestling celebrates the signing of former OVW women’s champion Cali Young to WOW Women of Wrestling. Young will appear on national television as a “Superhero” on WOW’s weekly cable series airing Saturday’s on AXS-TV.
“This is a dream come true. All l’ve ever wanted was a chance to wrestle at a global level,” Young said. “I’m eternally grateful for my time in OVW.”
Young started training in OVW in 2016. She was mentored by late WWE Superstar Matt Cappotelli and OVW CEO and Owner Al Snow. In her three years at OVW Young won the women’s championship three times. She also enjoyed appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment and IMPACT! Wrestling prior to signing with WOW.
“Cali’s potential is endless, and we couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishment,” Snow said. “OVW’s reputation for coaching talent to achieve their dreams in sports entertainment is unmatched. We wish Cali continued success as she joins the long illustrious list of superstars who cut their teeth in an OVW ring.”
OVW alumni represent a who’s who of professional wrestling including John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes and more than 150 other talent who went on to perform on the international stage. On the WOW roster Young will join alumni Tiffany Gravile better known as Jessie Jones or Jessie Bell and Rachel Kelvington also known as Chantilly Chella or Rae Lynn. Both are proud OVW alumni.
OVW is recently accredited by the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education as the nation’s first trade school for professional wrestling and sports entertainment broadcasting. The program combines in ring training with management, business, and television production course-work.
For more information about Ohio Valley Wrestling, visit www.ovwrestling.com.
About Gladiator Sports Network/Ohio Valley Wrestling
Ohio Valley Wrestling is considered the Harvard of Professional Wrestling providing elite athletes the opportunity to perform at approximately 100 television and live events throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana each year. OVW simultaneously trains young superstars in the ring while teaching the skills and technique needed to thrive behind the scenes producing a sports entertainment broadcast. OVW TV is the longest running professional wrestling series airing on local television in the Unites States. In October of 2018, the company celebrated its 1000th episode. The series airs live weekly in the Louisville television market (DMA 48) on WBNA-TV Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and rebroadcasts Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. OVW TV also airs globally on a subscription streaming network at www.ovwwrestlingnetwork.com. The company was founded in 1993 by “Nightmare” Danny Davis. In the summer of 2018, OVW was purchased by the newly formed Gladiator Sports Network. Gladiator Sports includes OVW and Top Knotch Boxing. Former WWE Superstar Al Snow serves as CEO.