This Day In Wrestling History – May 14th‏

May 14, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1974 – Giant Baba wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Mr Wrestling in the final

1998 – Taz introduces the FTW Title to ECW


In 1995, the first WWF In Your House PPV was held in Syracuse, New York

– Mabel defeats Adam Bomb to qualify for King Of The Ring
– Owen Hart & Yokozuna defeat The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Jerry Lawler defeats Bret Hart
– Diesel defeats Sycho Sid by DQ to retain the WWF Title

In 2000, the final ECW Hardcore Heaven was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

– Little Guido defeats Mikey Whipwreck & Simon Diamond in a 3-Way Dance
– Super Nova & Chris Chetti defeat Da Baldies (Angel & Tony DeVito) and Danny Doring & Amish Roadkill in a 3-Way Dance
– Rhino defeats The Sandman to retain the ECW Television Title
– Jerry Lynn defeats Rob Van Dam
– Justin Credible defeats Lance Storm to retain the ECW World Title

In 2005, NJPW Nexess VI was held in Tokyo, Japan

– Minoru Tanaka & Hirooki Goto defeat Koji Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Tiger Mask IV defeats Black Tiger to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– Keiji Muto defeats Ron Waterman
– Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeat Manabu Nakanishi & Kendo Kashin to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– Tatsumi Fujinami & Mitsuharu Misawa defeat Jushin Liger & Masahiro Chono
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Satoshi Kojima to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

In 2006, TNA Sacrifice was held in Orlando, Florida

– Jushin Liger defeats Petey Williams in a World X Cup Match
– America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeat AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels to retain the NWA Tag Team Titles
– Petey Williams won a 16-Man World X Cup Gauntlet
– Sting & Samoa Joe defeat Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner
– Christian Cage defeats Abyss in a Full Metal Mayhem Match to retain the NWA World Title

Title Changes

1964 – Caripus Hurricane & Gene Kiniski defeat Toyonobori & Michiaki Yoshimura to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1975 – John Tolos defeats Al Madril to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1975 – Danny Miller defeats Skandar Akbar to win the TSW North American Title

2002 – on Smackdown, The Hurricane defeats Tajiri & Billy Kidman in a Triple Threat Match to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title

2003 – Chris Sabin defeats Amazing Red & Jerry Lynn in a 3-Way Dance to win the TNA X-Division Title


Happy birthday to former WCW trainer and occasional wrestler Sgt Buddy Lee Parker (53), tag team legend Tommy Rogers (52), former USWA and AWA Tag Team Champion Robert Fuller (62), one-time WWE United States and Tag Team Champion Zack Ryder (28) and 3-time WCW World Champion Vader (58)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former All Japan, UWF and USWA Champion ‘Dr Death’ Steve Williams (53) and one-time WWWF Tag Team Champion Scott Irwin (61)

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