Ohio Valley Wrestling is coming to the Meade County Fair on July 28, and the production promises to be a treat for all those that can attend.
OVW, based in Louisville, was originally founded in 1993. The company has had a hand in training wrestling superstars like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Brock Lesnar.
Steven Johnson, who is originally from Flaherty, provides on-air talent for OVW. However, he says that he does a little bit of everything for the organization.
“I do everything but the actual physical wrestling, and I’m training to do that,” said Johnson.
This production will be much more than wrestlers putting on a show for the audience at 7:30 p.m. Johnson says that they’ll likely get there around noon, and wrestlers will spend time walking around the fair, interacting with the crowd, and letting their audience get to know them.
“It’s a fun way to get the crowd involved and have that personal kind of interaction,” said Johnson.
The ring will be set up in the main arena on the Fairgrounds. Fair admission serves as the ticket, so anyone who purchases an admission ticket for the fair that day will be able to watch the production.
Johnson says that this show will give the wrestlers an opportunity to play to the audience in person rather than playing to a broader audience on television.
“There’s more passion in how these guys are going to present themselves based on the fact that they’re dealing with face-to-face interactions,” said Johnson.
For more information on OVW’s roster and more upcoming events, visit www.ovwrestling.com.