Various News: Hayes Turns 53, Tough Enough, ESPN Classics, M


— Freebird Michael Hayes turns 53 today.

— Former WWE Tough Enough contestants Eric Watts and A.J. Kirsch main event the Vendetta Pro Wrestling event that takes place on April 15 in Ridgecrest, California at Desert Empire Fairgrounds. More information is available at

— There are no pro wrestling events listed for ESPN Classic this week.

— Dragon Gate USA debuts in Florida tonight with a DVD taping in Hollywood, Florida at The German American Society Clubhouse. Here is the card for the show…

* CZW Death Match: Drake Younger vs. DJ Hyde

* CZW Death Match: Danny Havoc vs. Lucky tHURTeen.

* Ronin of Johnny Gargano, Chuck Taylor & Rich Swann vs. Blood Warriors of Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk & Uhaa Nation vs. D.U.F. of Sami Callihan, Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez

* PAC vs. AR Fox

* Low Ki vs. Bobby Fish

* CIMA & Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Scott Reed & Caleb Konley with Larry Dallas

* Masato Yoshino vs. New Mystery Luchador

* Ricochet vs. Mike Cruz

— NWA Ring Warriors: Battle of the belts takes place tonight in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at the National Guard Armory with the following card:

* Adam Pearce defends the NWA Title against an ROH wrestler handpicked by Jim Cornette (who will be at ringside)

* Chance Prophet vs. Kahagas in a Russian chain four corners weapons match

* The Dark City Fight Club vs. The Headbangers vs. The Red Devil Fight Team (w/Ivan Koloff) in a three-way dance

* Robbie E vs. Stevie Richards

* Billy Gunn vs. Vordell Walker

* Kevin Sullivan and Gangrel vs. Cassidy Riley and Steve “Moose” Madison

* Jesse Neal and Christina Von Eerie (a/k/a Toxine) vs. Chasyn Rance and Santana Garrett in a mixed tag match with Sunny as special referee

* Francisco Ciatso vs. Wes Brisco

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