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Ohio Versus Everything


ABOUT
ABOUT

Ohio Versus Everything is an American professional wrestling tag team that is composed primarily of core members and real-life brothers Dave Crist (born David Crist, Jr. on November 10, 1982) and Jake Crist (born John Crist on July 13, 1984) from Dayton, Ohio. They are currently signed to Impact Wrestling and are former Impact World Tag Team Champions. They are currently accompanied in the wrestling stable by Sam Callahan, who joined in 2017’s Bound For Glory and Madman Fulton who became a part of the group on the March 22, 2019 episode of IMPACT.


For much of their career, they have wrestled on the Midwest Independent circuit, most notably for the Heartland Wrestling Association as The Irish Airborne, where they have won the HWA Tag Team Championship a record six times. They have also wrestled for Combat Zone Wrestling, Chikara, IWA Mid-South and Ring of Honor as well as Canadian promotions Far North Wrestling and UWA Hardcore Wrestling. After years of being the Irish Airborne, they changed their name to Ohio Is 4 Killers (OI4K). The team currently also competes for Juggalo Championship Wrestling as The Ring Rydas, where they are former JCW Tag Team Champions.


Both Dave and Jake were fans of professional wrestling growing up, favoring wrestling styles of more extreme nature such as the Hardy Boyz in the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match and the promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling. The two brothers along with other friends from high school began a backyard wrestling promotion. The promotion drew attention from large numbers of students from their high school and even drew the attention of the local media in a news segment. They were introduced to their trainer Bill Kovaleski who himself was in the process of forming an independent promotion and was looking for young talent. From that point on, they began formally training as singles wrestlers under the names Lotus and Crazy J. At a local promotion named UCW, there was a chance encounter with Shark Boy, who invited the brothers to a match in his Buckeye Pro Wrestling company.



Hugely successful since breaking onto the scene, the brothers found themselves a lot. After wrestling throughout 2004 with Buckeye, they moved to Heartland Wrestling Association where they wrestled for two years. The next year saw them move to Ring of Honor accompanied by a change of name. The following years saw them shuffle between Combat Zone Wrestling and Juggalo Championship Wrestling. After a stint at Big Japan Pro Wrestling, they made a return to Ring of Honor in 2017. However, the move was short lived as they signed with Impact Wrestling on August 17, where they assumed their current name of Ohio Versus Everything (oVe).


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