'Wrestlers' Docuseries Set To Premiere On Netflix
A docuseries covering OVW is on the way
Professional wrestling will be the focus of an upcoming docuseries from Netflix, with 'Wrestlers' set to premiere on the streaming platform on September 13.
The series directed by Greg Whiteley, will centre on Ohio Valley Wrestling as Al Snow tries to keep the promotion running after the former WWE wrestler sells his majority stake in the company to a group of local businessmen in 2021.
The official synopsis for 'Wrestlers' states: "Once a proud finishing school for aspiring pro wrestlers, the gym has since hit hard times. Acclaimed wrestler Al Snow clings to an old-school wrestling philosophy with a heavy emphasis on storytelling, but in spite of the love of a few diehard fans, the gym struggles week to week to stay relevant enough to keep its doors open. Things have become so dire financially that Al has to sell a majority stake to a group of local businessmen including Matt Jones, the most popular radio personality in the state of Kentucky. Matt and the new ownership group have infused the struggling gym with much-needed cash but it still operates at a staggering loss. The new owners have given Al the summer to turn things around. Wrestlers chronicles the efforts Al and his band of aspiring wrestlers make as they struggle with their personal ambitions and each other while they attempt to come together to save this historic gym."
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, OVW is popularly known for being a WWE developmental territory from 1999 until 2008, with one of the early classes featuring John Cena, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, and Batista. OVW was also briefly a developmental promotion for TNA Wrestling between 2011 and 2013.
The promotion operates today as an independent wrestling promotion, featuring the likes of EC3, Jessie Godderz, and The Outrunners. Jack Vaughn is the current OVW Heavyweight Champion.
Check out the complete history of OVW below: