On This Date in Pro Wrestling History (May 14): Happy Birthday Zack Ryder & Vader, & more


Ten noteworthy wrestling events occurred on this date over the past 44 years, and ten memorable wrestlers were born over the past 94 years on this date as well.

At least ten or more noteworthy pay-per-view events and shows occurred on this date in pro wrestling history over the past 44 years, including:

  1. Sat, May 14th 2011 - CHIKARA Engulfed In A Fever Of Spite went down at the Mid Atlantic Sportatorium in Burlington, North Carolina and featured: Dasher Hatfield & Sugar Dunkerton Def. El Hijo Del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr., Tim Donst Def. Kamakazi Kid, Daizee Haze Def. Grizzly Redwood,4 Ophidian Def. Willow The Whisp II, Ultramantis Black Def. Tursas, Hallowicked Def. Delirious, Icarus & Johnny Gargano Def. Frightmare & Mike Quackenbush, Eddie Kingston Def. Jakob Hammermeier, and Fire Ant & Green Ant & Soldier Ant Def. Kobald & Kodama & Obariyon in a 6-Person Tag.
  2. Sun, May 14th 2006 - TNA Sacrifice '06 pay-per-view took place from the Orlando, FL based IMPACT Zone. It featured Jushin Liger Def. Petey Williams via Pin, Chris Harris & James Storm Def. A. J. Styles & Christopher Daniels via pin to secure the NWA Tag Team Titles, Raven Def. A-1 via Pin, Bobby Roode Def. Rhino via Pin, 5 B. G. James & Kip James Def. Brother Devon & Brother Ray via Pin, Petey Williams Def. Alex Shelley, Black Tiger IV, Chris Sabin, Eric Young, Hirooki Goto, Incognito, Jay Lethal, Johnny Devine, Jushin Liger, Magno, Minoru Tanaka, Puma, Shocker, Sonjay Dutt, Tyson Dux Gauntlet (16 Entrants), Samoa Joe & Sting Def. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner via pin, and Christian Cage Def. Abyss via Pin for the "Full Metal Mayhem" NWA World Heavyweight Title.
  3. Sat, May 14th 2005 - ROH Nowhere To Run emanated from the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. The show featured James Gibson Def. B. J. Whitmer via Pin, Matt Sydal Def. (Pin) Ace Steel, Matt Stryker, The Masked Green Bay Superstar Four Corners Survival, Chad Collyer Def. Jimmy Jacobs via Pin, Homicide Def. (Pin) Doug Williams, Jack Evans & Roderick Strong Def. (Pin) Alex Shelley & Delirious, Nigel McGuinness Def. (Pin) Colt Cabana, Austin Aries Def. (Pin) Bryan Danielson ROH World Heavyweight Title, and C. M. Punk Def. Jimmy Rave in a Steel Cage Match.
  4. Sat, May 14th 2005 - CZW Best Of The Best 5 was going down at the Asylum Arena (AKA ECW Arena), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The card featured; Matches for Best of the Best 5, Super Dragon Def. Chris Bosh, El Generico Def. Excalibur, Chris Hero Def. Brandon Thomaselli, Kevin Steen Def. Kenny The Bastard, Mike Quackenbush, Def. Arik Cannon, Claudio Castagnoli Def. Derek Frazier ,B-Boy Def. Sabian, Ebessan Def. Spyder Nate Webb, Super Dragon Def. El Generico, Kevin Steen Def. Chris Hero, Mike Quackenbush Def. Claudio Castagnoli, B-Boy Def. Ebessan, and Mike Quackenbush Def. B-Boy, Kevin Steen, and Super Dragon in a Four-Way.
  5. Sat, May 14th 2005 - NJPW Nexess VI went down from the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The event featured 35,000 in attendance to see Togi Makabe & Toru Yano Def. Osamu Nishimura & Yutaka Yoshie via Pin, Minoru Suzuki Def. Alexander Otsuka, Hirooki Goto & Minoru Tanaka Def. Koji Kanemoto (C) & Wataru Inoue (C) via Pin for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, Tiger Mask IV (C) Def. Black Tiger IV for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title, Yuji Nagata Def. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, Keiji Mutoh Def. Ron Waterman, Hiroshi Tanahashi (C) & Shinsuke Nakamura (C) Def. (Sub) Kendo Ka Shin & Manabu Nakanishi for the IWGP World Tag Team Titles, Mitsuharu Misawa & Tatsumi Fujinami Def. Jushin Liger & Masahiro Chono via Sub, and Hiroyoshi Tenzan Def. Satoshi Kojima (C) for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
  6. Sun, May 14th 2000 - ECW Hardcore Heaven '00 exposed a crowd of 3,400 to the following match card: Masato Tanaka Def. Balls Mahoney via Pin, Little Guido Def. Mikey Whipwreck, Simon Diamond via Pin in a Three-Way Dance, Kid Kash Def. C. W. Anderson via Pin, Chris Chetti & Super Nova Def. Angel & Tony DeVito, Amish Roadkill & Danny Doring via Pin in a Three-Way Dance Tag, New Jack Def. Angel via Pin, Yoshihiro Tajiri Def. Steve Corino via Pin, Rhino Def. The Sandman via Pin for the ECW World Television Title, Jerry Lynn Def. Rob Van Dam via Pin, and Justin Credible Def. Lance Storm via Pin for the ECW World Heavyweight Title.
  7. Sun, May 14th 1995 - WWF In Your House premiered to a crowd of 17,000 in the Onondaga War Memorial of Syracuse, New York. The show featured Bret Hart Def. Hakushi via Pin, Razor Ramon Def. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie via Pin in a Handicap Tag match, Mabel Def. Adam Bomb via Pin, Owen Hart (C) & Yokozuna (C) Def. (Pin) Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn for the WWF Tag Team Titles, Jerry Lawler Def. Bret Hart via Pin, and Diesel (C) Def. (DQ) Sycho Sid for the WWF World Heavyweight Title.
  8. Sat, May 14th 1994 - ECW When Worlds Collide took place at the Asylum Arena (AKA ECW Arena), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured: Tommy Dreamer Def. Rockin' Rebel via Pin, Mikey Whipwreck Def. 911 for the ECW World Television Title via DQ, Jimmy Snuka Def. Kevin Sullivan via Pin, Peaches & Tommy Cairo Def. The Sandman & Woman via Pin in a "Singapore Cane" Tag Match, Pitbull #1 Def. Tasmaniac via Pin, Don Harris & J. T. Smith & Ron Harris Def. Johnny Grunge & Mr. Hughes & Rocco Rock & Shane Douglas via Pin in a Handicap Tag Elimination Match, and Bobby Eaton & Sabu Def. Arn Anderson & Terry Funk via Pin.
  9. Mon, May 14th 1984 - NJPW Miyazaki Show took place and featured: Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi in a Draw (DCO) against Big John Studd & Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant Def. John Quinn, and Tatsumi Fujinami Def. The Superstar.
  10. Wed, May 14th 1969 - WWWF MSG Show took place from Madison Square Garden in NY, NY and featured: Captain Lou Albano Def. Buster Gordon, Bulldog Brower Def. Duke Savage, Baron Mikel Scicluna Draw against John L. Sullivan, Dominic DeNucci Def. Luke Graham, Little Brutus & Sky Low Low Def. Cowboy Bradley & Pee Wee Russell Tag (2 Out Of 3 Falls), Haystacks Calhoun Def. Dr. Bill Miller, and Bruno Sammartino & Victor Rivera Def. (Pin) Killer Kowalski & Professor Toru Tanaka Tag (2 Out Of 3 Falls).
Ten wrestlers were also born on this date in wrestling history:
  1. Bestia 666 was born on Sun, May 14th., 1989 in Tijuana, Baja California.
  2. Zack Ryder was born on Tue, May 14th., 1985 in Merrick, New York.
  3. Darin Corbin was born on Mon, May 14th., 1984 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
  4. Irene was born on Thu, May 14th., 1981 in Alessandria, Piedmont.
  5. Tommy Rogers was born on Sun, May 14th., 1961 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  6. Steve Williams was born on Sat, May 14th., 1960 in Lakewood, California.
  7. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker was born on Sat, May 14th., 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  8. Vader was born on Tue, May 14th., 1957 in Lynwood, California.
  9. Robert Fuller was born on Mon, May 14th., 1951 in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
  10. Dory Funk, Sr. was born on Wed, May 14th., 1919 in Hammond, Indiana.


And now, from the desk of our CSS Senior Editor; for your viewing pleasure we bring to you, additional posts dusted off from the --

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