Empire State Wrestling returns to Lockport, NY on November 23 with AR Fox, D-Von Dudley, Daniel Garcia, Anthony Gaines, Josh Briggs, Homicide, Eddie Kingston, Pepper Parks

Posted on 11/04/119 by David Jarka

WWE Hall of Famer coming to Lockport

D-Von Dudley headlines ESWs biggest event of the

For the first time in three years, Empire State Wrestling
(ESW) returns to the Kenan Center, 195 Beattie Avenue,
Lockport, N.Y. for its biggest event of the year,
"Wrestlebash" on Saturday, November 23rd.

ESW is owned by Lockport resident Brett Stymus. He promoted
his first event in Lockport in 2008 and, over the years,
featured many wrestling legends like Superfly Jimmy Snuka,
Kevin Nash and Brutus The Barber Beefcake on his Kenan
Center events. Locally based wrestlers such as Jonny Puma,
Will Calrissian, Pepper Parks and Kevin Bennett were also on
these shows.

As many as 1,000 fans attended prior Kenan Center events.
Considering it has been several years since the last Kenan
Center show, the higher marquee names being booked, ESWs
rising profile locally and abroad plus the special
attraction matches in-place, a significant amount of fans
are anticipated to be in attendance for Wrestlebash.

Wrestlebash will feature the following:

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer D-Von
Dudley will make his ESW debut. Dudley is best known as half
of one of the most decorated tag teams in professional
wrestling history The Dudley Boys.

The seventh annual Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Cup match will be
held. The match will feature six wrestlers with the winner
receiving the DiPaolo Cup, named in honor of one of Western
New Yorks most famous wrestlers Ilio DiPaolo. The winner
will earn a chance to challenge for the ESW Heavyweight
Championship at any time of their choosing. The matchs
participants include the following:

* Current Evolve tag team champion AR Fox
* Previous DiPaolo Cup winner Big Time Bill Collier
* Last years DiPaolo Cup winner The Patron Saint of
Professional Wrestling Brandon Thurston
* Cleveland, Ohio-based Atticus Cogar
* Puf, a member of the Buffalo Brothers group
* The winner of the Last Chance battle royal to be held at
the beginning of Wrestlebash

* ESW Heavyweight Champion Red Death Daniel Garcia will
defend the title against Evolve star Josh Briggs

* A War Games match will be held between ESWs The
Empire faction against the promotions younger stars. The
two teams will battle inside a roofed cage with a wrestler
entering the match at a set interval.

The Empires team will consist of four former ESW
Heavyweight Champions Jonny Puma, Will Calrissian, Chris
Cooper and Kevin Grace. The other team will consist of viral
star Anthony Gaines, James Sayga, Vince Valor and The
Remix Kevin Bennett.

* Former Impact Wrestling stars Homicide and Eddie Kingston
will team to face The Butcher & The Blade (Pepper Parks
and Every Time I Die guitarist Andy Williams)

* ESW Interstate Champion Frankie Feathers will defend the
title versus Medina, N.Y. native Gavin Glass

Front and second row tickets are sold out. General admission
tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 on event day. Doors are at
4:00 p.m. with bell time set for 6:00 p.m. Wrestlebash will
be recorded for ESWs live streaming outlets.

Wrestlebash will feature a video game tournament prior
to bell time. Participants can enter the tournament for
$50. Attendees will also be able to visit a variety of
vendor tables from local businesses.


As Western New Yorks premier independent
professional wrestling promotion, ESW over the years hosted
many of pro wrestlings top up-and-comers and biggest

Current World Wrestling Entertainment
stars Kevin
Owens, Matt Hardy, Luke Harper, Jinder Mahal, Curt Hawkins,
Cedric Alexander, Ruby Riott, Tony Nese, Johnny Gargano,
Tommaso Ciampa, EC3, Bobby Fish, Damian Priest, Joaquin
Wilde, Oney Lorcan and Kassius Ohno
all wrestled in ESWs ring.

Pro wrestling legends
Nash, Brutus Beefcake, Jimmy Snuka, Billy Gunn, X-Pac, The
Honky Tonk Man, Jim Duggan, Koko B. Ware, Bushwacker Luke,
Demolition, Goldust, Raven, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer and
several others appeared at previous ESW events.

Founded in 2002, ESW is run by Brett Stymus. Over half of
ESWs performers reside in the Western New York area. For
more information, to schedule an interview or request media
credentials for an event, please contact David Jarka at
davidjarka@gmail.com or (716) 348-4598. All cards are
subject to change.

You can connect with ESW on the following platforms:

Website: http://eswwrestling.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ESWwrestling/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eswwrestling/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eswwrestling
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EmpireStateWrestling
Podcast: https://eswwrestling.podbean.com/



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