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The OVW Women's Championship (also known as OVW Ladies Championship) is a women's professional wrestling championship in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). The first holder of the title was ODB, who declared herself champion in August 2006. The belt was defended as any other championship in professional wrestling until Serena Deeb declared she would defend the belt under 24/7 rules in May 2008. These rules lasted until Melody won the belt in November 2008.

OVW Women's Championship
Details
PromotionOhio Valley Wrestling
Date establishedJuly 12, 2006
Current champion(s)Megan Bayne
Date wonJune 1, 2019

Jessie Belle holds the record for most reigns, with eleven and at 343 days, Josie/Lady JoJo sixth reign is the longest in the title's history. Reggie and The Baroness' first and only reigns are the shortest in the title's history at less than a day. The Bodyguy is the first and only male to hold the title. Overall, there have been 74 reigns shared among 31 wrestlers, with four vacancies.

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HistoryEdit

Its initial appearance was at OVW's July 12, 2006 television taping, when ODB appeared with a title belt, claiming she had won it in a tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (a nod to World Wrestling Entertainment kayfabe stating that the WWE Championship and WWE Intercontinental Championship originated in tournaments in Rio de Janeiro). It was not recognized as an official OVW title originally, but after ODB began defending it on a regular basis it became an official title, and has since been won by other women.

On May 23, 2008, after winning the title for the second time, Serena Deeb proclaimed that she would defend the OVW Women's Championship at all times as long as a referee was present. This new "24/7 rule", which was a nod to the WWE Hardcore Championship, became an official part of the championship and was effectively utilized by several OVW Divas, including Deeb herself. The rule came to an end on November 12 after Melody won the title from Deeb during a fatal four–way match.

After being vacated for one year, Jessie Belle won a battle royal at OVW's Brews and Bruises event on November 21, 2015, to win the championship for the third time.[1]

In early July 2016, it was announced that the Championship would be contested under 24/7 rules, with the title even changing hands outside of TV shows or live events.

Title historyEdit

As of August 19, 2019.

ReignsEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 ODB July 12, 2006 Live event Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1 63 Appointed herself champion [2][3]
2 Serena September 13, 2006 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 21 This was a fatal four–way match also involving Beth Phoenix and Katie Lea [3]
3 Beth Phoenix October 4, 2006 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 28 Lost the title to Victoria Crawford but won it back in an eight-woman elimination match. Neither reign is officially recognized [3][4]
4 Katie Lea November 1, 2006 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 212 Katie Lea defeated Serena in the finals of an eight-woman gauntlet match [3][5]
5 ODB June 1, 2007 OVW Six Flags Show Louisville, KY 2 110 [3]
6 Roucka September 19, 2007 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 154 This was a six–way match also involving Josie, Katie Lea, Melody and Serena [3]
7 Katie Lea February 20, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 2 7 [3]
8 Josie February 27, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 86 Became the first OVW Women's Champion since OVW and WWE parted ways [3]
9 Serena May 23, 2008 OVW Six Flags Show Louisville, KY 2 40
10 Josie July 2, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 2 <1
11 Serena July 2, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 3 14 [3]
Melody (1) and Josie (3) July 16, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 <1 Both Melody and Josie attacked Serena to win the Women's Championship; however, the title change is not recognized by OVW
12 Reggie July 16, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 <1 This was a four–corners match, also involving Serena
13 Serena July 16, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 4 8 Serena pinned Reggie immediately after she won the title to become the new champion
14 The Baroness July 24, 2008 DCW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 <1 This was a three–way match also involving Josie
15 Serena July 24, 2008 DCW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 5 7
16 Josie July 31, 2008 DCW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 3 7
17 Serena August 7, 2008 DCW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 6 97
18 Melody November 12, 2008 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 273 This was a four–way match also involving Josie and Reggie
19 Epiphany August 12, 2009 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 56
20 Hannah Blossom October 7, 2009 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 52 Holly Blossom made the roll up after switching with her twin sister Hannah without the referee looking. Only Hannah was recognized as the champion
21 Josie November 28, 2009 OVW Thanksgiving Thunder Louisville, KY 4 4
22 Hannah Blossom December 2, 2009 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 2 14 Title awarded back to Hannah Blossom after a review of match footage by the OVW board of directors showing that Josie pinned Holly Blossom who was not her legal opponent [3]
23 Josie December 16, 2009 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 5 101 [3]
24 C.J. Lane March 27, 2010 OVW Riot Act Louisville, KY 1 91 [3]
25 Taryn Shay June 26, 2010 OVW Trial by Fire Louisville, KY 1 35 Epiphany was the opponent for the match, but Taryn Shay replaced her as Epiphany wasn't medically cleared to wrestle [3]
26 Holly Blossom July 31, 2010 OVW Futureshock 2 Louisville, KY 1 28 [3][6]
27 Lady JoJo August 28, 2010 OVW Summer Scorcher Louisville, KY 6 343 [3]
28 Izza Belle Smothers August 6, 2011 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 1 18 [3][7]
29 Lady JoJo August 24, 2011 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 7 80 [3][8]
30 Taeler Hendrix November 12, 2011 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 1 203 Became the first OVW Women's Champion since OVW became the developmental territory to TNA Wrestling [3]
31 Epiphany June 2, 2012 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 2 28 [3][9]
Vacated June 27, 2012 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY Title was vacated by OVW Board of Directors member Ken Wayne [3]
32 Taeler Hendrix July 7, 2012 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 2 70 Defeated Epiphany in an evening gown match to win the vacant title. With the win, Hendrix became the first TNA Knockout to win the championship [3]
33 Heidi Lovelace September 15, 2012 Live Event Elizabethtown, KY 1 60 [3][10]
34 Taryn Terrell November 14, 2012 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 17 Taeler Hendrix served as the special guest referee [3][11]
35 Taeler Hendrix December 1, 2012 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 3 35 [12]
36 Jessie Belle January 5, 2013 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 1 56
37 Epiphany March 2, 2013 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 3 46
38 Trina Thompson April 17, 2013 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 1 141
Vacated September 5, 2013 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY Title vacated due injury [3]
39 Hannah Blossom September 18, 2013 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 3 17 This was a fatal four–way ladder match also involving Holly Blossom, Lei'D Tapa and Taeler Hendrix
40 Lei'D Tapa October 5, 2013 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 1 63 Became the first champion since OVW and TNA parted ways [13]
41 The Bodyguy December 7, 2013 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 1 28 Became the first male wrestler to hold the title [14]
42 Lei'D Tapa January 4, 2014 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 2 56 The Bodyguy was scheduled to face The Assassin but Lei'D Tapa replaced him for undisclosed reasons [15]
43 Jessie Belle March 1, 2014 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 2 36
44 Lei'D Tapa April 6, 2014 OVW Sunday Night Special Louisville, KY 3 209
Vacated November 1, 2014 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY OVW declared on their site that the title was vacated due to their women's division discontinuing at the time [3]
45 Jessie Belle November 21, 2015 OVW: Brews and Bruises Louisville, KY 3 77 Defeated Taeler Hendrix, Rebel, Ray Lyn, Maria James, Luscious Lexie, Lucy Blossom, The Amazing Grace, Hanna and ODB in a ten-woman battle royal to win the vacant championship [16]
46 Maria James February 6, 2016 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 1 35
47 Jessie Belle March 12, 2016 Live Event Bardstown, Kentucky 4 63
48 Scarlet May 14, 2016 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, KY 1 49
49 Jessie Belle July 2, 2016 Saturday Night Special Anarchy Louisville, Kentucky 5 11 This was a 4 way fatal match also including Maria James and Deonna Purrazzo
50 Maria James July 13, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, KY 2 7 Due to the new 24/7 rules, the match wasn't seen by the live audience
51 Jessie Belle July 20, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 6 <1
52 Scarlet July 20, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 2 <1
53 Jessie Belle July 20, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 7 <1
54 Maria James July 20, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 3 <1
55 Jessie Belle July 20, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 8 7
56 Maria James July 27, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 4 <1
57 Jessie Belle July 27, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 9 <1
58 Izza Belle Smothers July 27, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 2 7
59 Jessie Belle August 3, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 10 <1
60 Maria James August 3, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 5 <1
61 Jessie Belle August 3, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 11 <1
62 Jamie Lynn August 3, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 1 14
63 Maria James August 17, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 6 77
64 Rebel November 2, 2016 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 1 140 Randy Royal served as the special guest referee
65 Madi Maxx March 22, 2017 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 1 52
66 Cali May 13, 2017 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, Kentucky 1 49 This was a Loser Leaves Town match
67 Mickie Knuckles July 1, 2017 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, Kentucky 3 60 This was a "Mickie's playhouse" match. Knuckles previously known as Izza Belle Smothers
Vacated August 30, 2017 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky Vacated due to personal problems
68 Jaylee September 2, 2017 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, Kentucky 1 252 Defeated Cali to win the Vacant title
69 Cali May 12, 2018 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, Kentucky 2 56
70 Jaylee July 7, 2018 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, Kentucky 2 160 This was a Submission match
71 Brittany Devore December 14, 2018 OVW Christmas Chaos 2018 Louisville, Kentucky 1 56
72 Jaylee February 8, 2019 OVW Friday Night Special Louisville, Kentucky 3 5 This was a 4 way fatal match also including Cali and Valerie Verman
73 Cali Young February 13, 2019 OVW TV Tapings Louisville, Kentucky 3 108 Previously went under the name 'Cali'
74 Megan Bayne June 1, 2019 OVW Saturday Night Special Louisville, Kentucky 1 79+ This was a triple threat match also including Madi Maxx

List of combined reignsEdit

 
Josie/Lady JoJo — 7 times OVW Women's Champion, who also holds the longest reign
 
ODB — the inaugural and two times OVW Women's Champion

As of August 19, 2019.

Key
Indicates the current champion
<1 The reign is shorter than one day
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Josie/Lady JoJo 7 621
2 Jaylee 3 417
3 Lei'D Tapa 3 328
4 Taeler Hendrix 3 308
5 Melody 1 273
6 Jessie Belle 11 250
7 Katie Lea 2 219
8 Cali Young 3 213
9 Serena 6 187
10 ODB 2 173
11 Roucka 1 154
12 Trina Thompson 1 141
13 Rebel 1 140
14 Epiphany 3 130
15 Maria James 6 119
16 C.J. Lane 1 91
17 Mickie Knuckles/Izza Belle Smothers 3 85
18 Hannah Blossom 3 83
19 Megan Bayne† 1 79+
20 Heidi Lovelace 1 60
21 Brittany Devore 1 56
22 Madi Maxx 1 52
23 Scarlet 2 49
24 Taryn Shay 1 35
25 Beth Phoenix 1 28
Holly Blossom 1 28
The Bodyguy 1 28
28 Taryn Terrell 1 17
29 Jamie Lynn 1 14
30 Reggie 1 <1
The Baroness 1 <1

ReferencesEdit

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