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TNA Has Purchased OVW and TNA EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM AT OVW

TheWrestlingTimes.com  By -Kent Jones
TNA's official training and developmental territory


TNA president Dixie Carter today announced in an interview with UK Yahoo Sports , the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling Brand, has purchased Ohio Valley Wrestling LLC (OVW).

TNA announced Monday  an "exclusive relationship" with Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) to be TNA's official training and developmental territory.

Terms of the purchase were not immediately disclosed, but Carter characterized the transaction as "a good deal."


Carter said under the terms of the purchase, Ohio Valley Wrestling talent will remain on the promotion's roster for the time being, though TNA Talent could potentially make their way into the organization.

OVW owner Danny Davis will work closely with TNA executive Bruce Prichard "in the development of the talent through training, live events, and weekly television production
allowing talent to explore every aspect of the business."

TNA developmental talent will begin arriving at OVW to begin an "extensive training program." Talent will be selected for the program by Prichard and TNA management, "who will be monitoring the progress of each wrestler at camp and the live events."

OVW was previously WWE's official training facility prior to WWE switching to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in Tampa. Also, OVW has a close working relationship with Ring of Honor and the OVW Arena hosted ROH's latest TV taping on Saturday.

It remains to be seen how the OVW-ROH relationship is affected by TNA's new working agreement with OVW.

TNA has long needed an official developmental program/territory/school, so this is a step in the right direction for the company as it tries to develop new talent, which is the lifeblood of a nationally-televised, 52-weeks-per-year wrestling promotion.



NASHVILLE, TN  – TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announces that they are entering into an exclusive relationship with Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), effective immediately, as the official training and developmental facility for TNA's current and future stars of TNA IMPACT WRESLTING. Former wrestling star and OVW owner Danny Davis will work closely with TNA SVP of Programming and Talent Relations Bruce Prichard in the development of the talent through training, live events, and weekly television production allowing talent to explore every aspect of the
business.

"OVW is the best of the best as far as training and nurturing potential superstars. Their track record speaks for itself. Whether looking to develop brand new talent or to fine tune existing talent, OVW has the talent and program to fit our needs." says TNA's Prichard. "TNA is providing developmental talent the opportunity to hone their craft in an environment that will allow them to grow and prosper."
TNA talent will be arriving soon at the facility to begin an extensive training program with the industry's leading experts. The program is akin to a college scholarship program where talent is provided a scholarship style agreement with TNA to learn the craft. The talent to attend the program is selected by TNA's Prichard and TNA officials who will be monitoring the progress of each wrestler at camp and the live events.