OVW Write-Up (September 26th, 2013): One Blossom Down, One to Go?

Hello, OVW fans! Fair warning: there is no bad ass Four-Way Ladder match this week, but there are definite signs that OVW’s heading in a compelling direction. For the second week in a row, the women of OVW compete in the main event.

We kick off this week with the new OVW Women’s Champion Hannah Blossom, who is interviewed by Gilbert Corsey:

Hannah expresses her excitement at winning the title, saying that it’s her time to shine. When asked about shoving her sister Holly off the ladder at the end of the match, Hannah acknowledges that she hasn’t heard from her sister in a few days. She hopes, though, that she can talk to her now.

Holly makes her way to the ring and admits that Hannah’s actions really upset her. She’s thought about it, though, and she now understands why she did it. She says she’s happy for Hannah. The sisters hug. Cue sitcom “awwwwwww!” track.

Lei’D Tapa can’t abide this happiness, so she interrupts the family reunion and takes the microphone. She threatens Hannah, telling her that she has something she could easily take. Holly defends her sister, standing between the two women.

Hannah grabs the mic and begins to challenge Tapa to the title match, but Holly snatches the mic away from her, telling Tapa that if she wants her sister, she has to go through her. Tapa accepts the challenge, but not before telling poor Gilbert to bow down (#BowDownGilbert?). She says that she’s going to make both of the Blossoms BOW DOWN.

But just because we have an actual wrestling feud going on, that doesn’t mean the Miss OVW contest has ceased. Thankfully, though, it has been brought backstage, in short little segments that are more fitting for filling that comedic relief role. This week, the ladies are competing in a hula hoop challenge, with several segments spread out over the night:

In the first segment we see Ray Lynn, Lylah Lodge and Jessie Belle start to hula hoop. Tapa makes a cameo, telling them that TAPA DOES NOT HULA HOOP!

In the next, we see Jessie chase off a peeping tom before we segue into a segment with Hannah and Holly. Hannah tells Holly that she doesn’t need to take on Tapa for her.

Holly informs her sister that even though she’s the Women’s Champion, they’re still in this together. She’s doing this.

In the final hula hopping segment, Ray Lynn and Lylah are still going strong. That is, until a scuffle causes Lylah to drop her hoop. This makes Ray Lynn the winner, and she tries to celebrate with her BFF Tapa. Tapa appears, pie-faces her and tells her WE ARE NOT BEST FRIENDS! Okay, I’ll admit, that made me laugh.

Finally, in the main event of the evening, we’ve got Lei’D Tapa and Holly Blossom going one-on-one. Hannah joins the commentary team for the match.

The match starts with Tapa grabbing a handful of Holly’s hair, but Holly valiantly battles back, trying to wear down Tapa with numerous blows. Tapa isn’t fazed, though, and tosses her bodily into the corner.

Holly dodges an attack and pounces on Tapa in the corner, pounding on her head. Tapa pushes her off, but she pounces right back on her. Tapa eventually grabs hold of Holly and swtches places with her, seating her on the turnbuckle and getting in some hits of her own.

Holly stumbles to the mat and dodges another attack from Tapa, hitting her with some chops before Tapa shoves her away. She knocks Holly to the mat and motions to Hannah, telling her that she’s next.

She charges at Holly, but gets a boot to the face and a kick to the stomach. Holly tries to whip Tapa into the corner, but Tapa won’t budge and instead whips her into the ropes, delivering a big boot on the rebound.

Tapa goes for a pin attempt, but pulls Holly off the mat after a two-count. Uh oh..

After toying with Holly a bit, Tapa takes one pause too long, and Holly begins to battle back, stomping on Tapa’s feet and knocking her down.

Out of nowhere, though, Tapa hits her with the TKO, and it’s all over. She pins Holly and wins the match.

Hannah and Tapa jaw a bit after the match, Hannah telling Tapa that she just made this personal.

Thoughts: I think it says a lot about the new priority OVW has for their women’s division that this match was the main event. It makes this feud seem that much more important, and I’m really happy about that. It’s the little things that can make or break a feud, and OVW’s doing a good job with this one so far.

They’re also doing a good job making Tapa look like an unstoppable force. She’s not the smoothest wrestler, but she plays a great monster, and the Blossoms sell being intimidated by her really well. I think they’re definitely setting her up for the jump to the TNA roster, and having her eventually put over Hannah will be smart.

It will be interesting to see how Tapa’s character translates to TNA, as the Knockouts there aren’t as inexperienced and small as the ones in OVW. I can’t wait to see her try and intimidate ODB.

Lastly, I need to say thank youuuu to OVW for putting the Miss OVW segments where they belong: on the sidelines. Cutting them up into small segments and allowing for actual wrestling to go on around them makes me a happy viewer.

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  • Alex Ángeles. ?

    The blond girl is Jessie Bell.

    • ErinDivaDirt

      Oh wow.. She looked completely different to me for some reason!

  • Tom

    The blonde women in the backstage segments is Jesse Belle.

  • BorisG

    So I think Tapa won’t win and will move to TNA fully, or she will still train and appear regularly on TNA (like Summer Rae, on NXT and main shows).

    • Aleksandra

      I was thinking this too.

  • Chad

    if i saw one more forearm…

  • DivasChampAJ

    This reminded me of Bellas and Kharma.

  • DivasChampAJ

    Tapa cant sell, act, or wrestle!

    • Brandon Christopher

      This statement, is sent from Heaven!

    • TrishFAN4EVER

      Your just described the 98% of the divas division. AJ is that 2%. lol

      • DivasChampAJ

        Was that suppose to be good or bad LOL?

  • Alex Ángeles. ?

    Seriously, Tapa CAN’T sell to save her life and also THANKS GOD that we didn’t heard for the 37382829 time “This is my ring, this is my island”.

    • DivasChampAJ

      We did in the first promo.Lol

      • Alex Ángeles. ?

        I’m glad that I didn’t watch the fisrt promo XD seriously is very annoying to heard that in every promo or segment.

        • DivasChampAJ

          Lol Yes! She said you wanna come “in my ring, my island” blah blah.

  • alexl467

    If I was in charge of creating her TNA gimmick here are a
    few character related things I would do with Tapa. The first is until she
    becomes really skilled in her mic work I would give her a mouthpiece, if TNA has
    the money to hire either of them I suggest Raisha Saeed (Cheerleader Melissa)
    or the Sinister Minister). In the vein of The Undertaker at the beginning of
    his WWE career I feel Tapa should just be limited to menacingly uttering a short
    catchphrase or an evil laugh. The second thing I would do is give Tapa
    wrestling gear that either has a tough and badass female barbarian look and
    feel to it or is a variation of the Xena Warrior Princess attire Kong had in
    TNA. In the vein of the following examples I feel Tapa’s entrance music should
    have an “increasing dominant & imposing” sound and feel to it, Kong’s TNA
    theme music & Samoa Joe’s 1st entrance song. I believe from this
    day forth TNA should just refer to her as “Tapa”, and as a tribute to her
    famous uncle they should also give her a moniker like The Female Barbarian” or “The Barbarian Queen”.

    alexl467

    • I dig CrayJ

      I agree with everything you said!

      • Brandon Christopher

        Agreed!

    • Aleksandra

      I agree with you.

  • I dig CrayJ

    My wish for the next weeks:

    Lylah/Jessie and Holly are backstage talking about Holly’s actions and loss last week and they reveal Lylah/Jessie is facing Tapa tonight. Ray Lynn comes in saying no one can beat her BFF Tapa and they both pieface her on the wall before they storm off.

    Tapa’s match is next. Tapa destroys her opponent and wins the match. After the match, Tapa seems not to be done with her opponent and Hannah and Holly come out with Holly pulling Jessie/Lylah out of the ring and Hannnah entering with a microphone. Hannah says she is sick of Tapa and is willing to put her title on the line only if she promises to leave OVW assuming she loses. Tapa agrees and leaves the ring

    ——————————————————————————————————-

    The next week, Gilbert announces the match will be a lumberjill match and is taking place tonight.

    In the match Ray Lynn grabs Hannah’s leg when she is on the ropes but does not fall. Instead, she dropkicks her and the rest atack her, causing the referee to get out and distract them. Holly gets in the ring with the title in her hands, torn on who to hit with it. She eventually hits Tapa and Hannah confused covers her,retaining the title!

    • SimplyDivaLicious

      Better than OVW bookings.

    • WorkAlone

      Np fish ya

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    The thing that threw me off last week, besides tapa’s inability to sell her opponents offense and the blossoms terribly weak looking forearms, was how short the ladder was. Seriously that ladder was just barelybigger than tapa. They seriously had to climb it so slow even in the beginning that they just looked kind of ridiculous climbing up it lol. I know its a developmental territory and all but they could have used the same size ladder as everyone else lol. But I will say it was nice to see them let the girls do a hardcore match like that. If they make it to tna they will need the practice because unlike wwe the women are actually allowed a stipulation besides the occasional lumberjill match.

  • WorkAlone

    How boring.

  • Irish_fan

    I agree about the miss ovw segments. They need to stay like that. I don’t see the point in them tbh. Ray Lyn’s character is really annoying, its like an over the top Bayley (I like Bayleys character btw). This feud is actually quite interesting. Well done OVW. Hopefully they continue this focus on the womens division.

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    OMG Ray Lyn is so funny xD “She missed my hand” LOOOL

    • DivasChampAJ

      Lmao she is funny! She always smiles when something bad happens to her.

      • WorkAlone

        Shes stupid as JoeJoe

    • SimplyDivaLicious

      Reminds me of Kelly Kelly when she was back in OVW xD

  • JillianHallTNA

    I love Hannah’s make up! She’s looking good!

    • Brandon Christopher

      The both of them look beautiful.

  • SimplyDivaLicious

    Omg how many times do we have to hear;
    “This is MY ring, MY island”

    • DivasChampAJ

      ikr! I see no water or sand so therefore NO island.

      • SimplyDivaLicious

        Exactly!

      • WorkAlone

        Are you blind? Theres sand and water everywhere.

        • DivasChampAJ

          Theres no sand in my house.

          • WorkAlone

            Well look again. *glam slams @DivasChampionAJLee:disqus into broken glass*
            You spoil t my day.

    • Brandon Christopher

      She was just making sure you knew…for the millionth time.

      • SimplyDivaLicious

        xD