Beat The Champ $1,000 Television Championship:
Brent Albright (Champion) Vs. Flash
[April 20th, 2005]
In 2005, OVW debuted a new championship: the OVW Television Championship. The title not only signified that you were one of the champions within OVW, but that you would also defend the championship on a weekly basis, and would be rewarded $1,000 per week, on top of your contract, so long as you remained the champion.
“The Shooter” Brent Albright, who was a technical grappler that many compared to Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko in terms of in-ring style, was the inaugural champion. Albright had no such thing as an easy road, defending the gold against the likes of Seth Skyfire, Kenn Doane, Lance Cade, Aaron Stevens, and many others. This was his longest title defense to date, as he defended against former 4-time OVW Heavyweight Champion Flash Flanagan, who at the time was the IWA Hardcore Champion in Puerto Rico.