Empire State Wrestling turns 20
ESW celebrates its 20th anniversary with
familiar faces & newcomers
Over the last two decades, Empire State
Wrestling grew from its humble roots running
at various halls in the Niagara Falls area
to blossoming into Western New York's
premier independent wrestling promotion.
It is only appropriate that Empire State
Wrestling (ESW) commemorates its 20th
anniversary on Saturday, August 13 by
holding this milestone event at Buffalo
RiverWorks - one of downtown Buffalo's
premier entertainment destinations. This
special event, simply called "20", will
feature some of the top independent
wrestlers from around the U.S. and Western
New York's best locally-based talent.
The matches announced for "20" so far
ESW Heavyweight Champion "The Aesthetic
Crippler" Kevin Blackwood will defend the
title against former Impact Wrestling star
ESW Tag Team Champions High Seas will put
their titles on the line against the
returning Maine-based tag team MSP
To Infinity & Beyond will come back to ESW
to face the debuting Beyond Wrestling team
Waves & Curls
Former Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team
Champion Rachael Ellering will make her ESW
debut against Albany, N.Y.'s "Courageous"
A special 20th anniversary lumberjack match
will take place featuring stars from
throughout ESW's history
Several of ESW's regular fan favorites and
villains will be in action such as ESW's
longest reigning Interstate Champion Frankie
Feathers, 2021 Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Cup
winner "Invincible" Vince Valor, "The Remix"
Kevin Bennett, "A Cut Above the Rest" Gavin
Glass and North Tonawanda, N.Y.'s Vinnie
Moon among others.
Tickets are available for purchase at
ESWTix.com. First row tickets are $35.
Second row tickets are $25. General
Admission tickets are $20. Ticket prices
rise by $5 on event day. Doors open at 5
p.m. The opening bell is set for 7 p.m.
You can connect with ESW on the following
Over-The-Air TV: Throwback TV - WBXZ -
Channel 56.4 (Thursdays at 8 p.m. & Fridays
at 10 p.m.)