OVW Write-Up (October 3rd, 2013): Four Corners for Seven Women

Hello, OVW fans. We’ve got another rare, exciting women’s match to watch this week. I know, right?

It will be a Four-Corners Tag Team Elimination match, pitting the teams of Hannah and Holly Blossom, Lovely Lylah and Taeler Hendrix, BFFs Lei’D Tapa and Ray Lynn and finally, Jessie Belle and… Stephon-ie?

The match starts with the guy in drag and Holly, who tags out pretty quickly after taking a hard shoulder tackle. Lylah comes in and gets scoop slammed. She gets tagged out by Ray Lynn, who tries to shake Stephon-ie’s hand. She dodges an attack and tries to hit him with a snapmare, accidentally taking off his wig in the process, revealing him to be Stephon J. Baxter III.

Ray Lynn then strips him of his dress, and Jessie Belle heads for the hills as the girls gang up on him. Tapa clocks him with a big boot, and Taeler pins him, marking the first elimination of the match.

Tapa enters the ring, but Taeler’s not too crazy about facing her, so she tags in Lylah and shovers her into Tapa. Lylah gamely tries to fight Tapa, but it’s no use. Tapa gives her a head butt.

Tapa continues the assault on Lylah, catching her in a chin lock as she taunts Hannah, who desperately wants a piece of her. For some reason, Tapa decides to tag out of the match, bopping Ray Lynn on the forehead in probably the funniest tag I’ve seen in a while.

Ray Lynn hops on Lylah and applies a sleeper hold. Lylah is soon able to fight her off, tossing Ray Lynn off her back. Lylah tags in Taeler, who shoves Ray Lynn into the Blossoms’ corner. Holly tags herself in.

Holly gets Taeler doubled over and tags in Hannah, allowing the twins to hit Taeler with a double dropkick. Taeler goes to tag in Lylah, but her partner drops off the apron, leaving her high and dry. Hannah drags Taeler over to her corner and tags Holly back in.

Taeler fights off Holly and hurries over to her corner, tagging in Lylah before she can dodge it again. In comes Lylah, who walks right into a double team from the Blossoms. Holly goes for the pin and eliminates Lylah and Taler.

Tapa suddenly decides she wants to enter the match and, because she’s Tapa, she’s automatically recognized as the legal woman. She manhandles Holly a bit, and Hannah busts into the ring, eager to get a piece of her. Holly dodges an attack from Tapa and tags in Hannah, who comes in guns a-blazing. She fights Tapa tenaciously until a head butt stops her in her tracks. Tapa gets ready to hit a big boot, but Holly runs into the ring and takes the boot for her sister.

Hannah, distracted by this, gets trapped into a TKO. The move gets botched a bit, but Tapa turns it into a pin, easily eliminating the Blossoms and winning the match.

Tapa decides this isn’t enough and turns the celebration into a beat down. She stomps on Hannah until Holly comes into the ring to defend her sister. Tapa easily disposes of her, though, and proceeds to plant Hannah with the TKO twice!

Needless to say, Hannah’s first title defense at the Saturday Night Special will be a tough one.

Thoughts: This match could have been a lot better, had they not relied on the whole man-dressed-as-a-woman comedic relief spot. Have you learned nothing from Santina, OVW? Well, at least he didn’t win the match. My bet’s on him to win Miss OVW, though.

The TKO botch and the confusion over Lylah’s elimination (didn’t it look like Taeler broke the pin?) marred the match as well. Still, I’ve got to give OVW credit for finding new ways to get the ladies in the ring. I’d take a sloppy Tag Team Elimination match over a Miss OVW competition any day, even with Stephon-ie parading around with a bra on over his button-down.

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  • PopOff

    The difference between NXT and OVW is staggering…

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    OMG The end of the match…

  • 3xplicit

    who is running OVW? who are the trainers? i mean like seriously….and that finish? TAPA is not ready for the main show i’m sorry.

  • JillianHallTNA

    This was very amusing. Lol

  • JillianHallTNA

    I did laugh at the “tag” Tapa gave to Ray Lynn when she tagged her forehead xD

  • Brandon Christopher

    There are not enough words to express how ridiculous and funny (in a bad way), this match was.

  • Alex Ángeles. ?

    Tapa is HORRIBLE in the ring. I don’t want to bash her in every thread but OMG the girl can’t do all right in every match or segment.

  • loops

    Why am I not surprised with Erin bashing anything thats not wwe related? Anyways Ray Lynn is funny. lol. Love her.

    • https://twitter.com/WelshEXP WelshEXP

      To be fair she has a right to with OVW, 9 times out of 10 they never have good matches, sad to say.

    • nismos69

      Well this match was bad. Don’t blame Erin, blame OVW…

  • Josh Edwards-Leach

    that was a horrific match there is a reason why non of these women have a contract with a major wrestling promotion because they all suck! tapa is literally horrific she will last in tna for about the same time rosy did!! tragic! ovw is just dreadful

  • BorisG

    To think how many talented women OVW had, now it’s only Taeler and Blossoms. Where is Heidi? She was one of my favorites, and she disappeared. Wish Scarlett Bordeaux to return to OVW too.

    • I dig CrayJ

      She has a better chance to shine in the indies!

    • https://twitter.com/WelshEXP WelshEXP

      Heidi’s gone for whatever unknown reason. The same goes with Nikki St. John. Heidi has been appearing in the latest NWA SAW shows though (I’ve seen episodes being posted in YouTube lately), and I can tell you, her in-ring work is much better than her stuff in OVW.
      I don’t know why, but OVW has a tendency of making their talent look far worse than they actually are, and it’s not just the women, but the men as well.

  • Irish_fan

    When did Lylah and Taeler get eliminated :/ this match was just awkward. Ray Lyn’s character is really annoying to me. Tapa isn’t ready for TNA yet imo. Taeler and the blossoms are the best by far, I haven’t seen enough from Lylah or Jessie Belle to judge them.

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  • Gavin Harvey

    ovw womans division is a joke ! tap isnt ready for tna lylah needs a better character and training ! taeler needs to go to wwe the blossoms should be called up to tna ray lynn has to go far away from wrestling before she hurts her self or worse and hurts someone ! and jessie bell needs more time you never see her and i think shes a bit awkward out there !

  • Chad

    What a mess of a division. The blossoms seemed pretty good when they wrestled madison and gail, but all theyve done for the last few matches is throw forearms.

  • nismos69

    OVW’s wrestling is so awkward. The divas can put on a better two minute match than they can with 6 minutes…lmao

  • shameronstar

    If Tapa trained at nxt instead of ovw and had a feud with Paige she’d be much better than she is!