Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is getting its own Netflix series.
The series will be called The Wrestlers and it is slated to premiere September 13th.
Netflix describes the series as :“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.”
The series is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions. Director and executive producer of the series will be Greg Whiteley. He lensed the very popular Netflix series Cheer.
OVW has a long and storied history. It is currently run by wrestling legend Al Snow, Matt Jones and Louisville mayor Craig Greenberg. OVW fell under the NWA umbrella before becoming the WWE’s developmental promotion and now works with Impact Wrestling. It has turned out such stars as Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Randy Orton, etc.
Here is a series gallery featuring some of the stars: