Local rock star, top independent wrestlers coming to North Tonawanda. Every Time I Die‘s Andy Williams, former World Wrestling Entertainment star Trent Barretta to wrestle alongside national and local talent. Empire State Wrestling (ESW) will return to the St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, 7165 Ward Road, North Tonawanda, NY on Saturday, October 6 for “Overdrive”. Second-row tickets are $17 and general admission is $15. Ticket prices rise $3 on the day of the show.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with bell-time at 6 p.m. “Overdrive” will also be broadcast over live streaming service Twitch, with select pre-show matches being taped exclusively for Powerslam.TV.
“I’m extremely excited for the show on October 6th,” said ESW promoter Brett Stymus. “I encourage everyone, even non-wrestling fans to come out and watch the hands down best wrestling in all of Western New York. You will be glad you made plans to come to see us. Believe me!”
The following wrestlers are scheduled to appear at “Overdrive”:
- Former World Wrestling Entertainment star and former DiPaolo Cup winner Trent Barretta
- Every Time I Die guitarist Andy Williams will team with ESW Heavyweight Champion Pepper Parks to form the team known as The Butcher and the Blade; The duo will face North Tonawanda’s Kevin Bennett and Buffalo, N.Y.’s Puf
- Beyond Wrestling stars J.T. Dunn and Ace Romero; Binghamton, N.Y. native Sean Carr; Albion, N.Y.’s Kevin Blackwood; plus many more of ESW’s regular fan favorites and villains
ESW promotes eight shows a year, primarily held at the St. Johnsburg Fire Hall in North Tonawanda, N.Y., boasting crowds of over 400 fans. Larger “super show” events have been held at the Kenan Center in Lockport, N.Y. and the Frontier Fire Hall in Niagara Falls, N.Y., drawing crowds up to 1,000.
As Western New York’s premier independent professional wrestling promotion, ESW over the years has hosted many of pro wrestling’s top up-and-comers and biggest legends. Current World Wrestling Entertainment stars Kevin Owens, Luke Harper, Matt Hardy, Goldust, Rhyno, Jinder Mahal, Curt Hawkins, Cedric Alexander, Ruby Riott, Tye Dillinger and Tony Nese have appeared in ESW’s ring. Pro wrestling legends Kevin Nash, Brutus Beefcake, Billy Gunn, X-Pac, The Honky Tonk Man, Jim Duggan, Demolition, Raven, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, and several others have appeared at ESW events.
Founded in 2002, ESW is run by Brett Stymus. Over half of ESW’s performers reside in the Western New York area. All cards are subject to change.