The kids from OVW that changed WWE

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December 04, 2013

John Cena, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar and Batista. The four biggest Superstars of the past decade have 34 World Championship reigns between them, five Royal Rumble Match victories, turns as King of the Ring and Mr. Money in the Bank, and even a mixed martial arts championship. But before all that, they were just four kids in Kentucky, dreaming of bigger things.

For nearly a decade, Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Ky., was the proving ground for future WWE Superstars. The top prospects of the industry weren’t placed under the bright lights of big cities like New York or Los Angeles, but in the old-school promotion based in the Bluegrass State.

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Many hopeful Superstars headed to Derby City with dreams of making it big in sports-entertainment. Only a select few were chosen to become full-time members of the WWE roster, but these four men became bigger than anyone could have imagined.

And now, more than a decade since Cena, Orton, Lesnar and Batista first made an impact on WWE, WWE Classics reveals the untold story of how their paths crossed before they were Superstars.

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