Empire State Wrestling (ESW) returns to the St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, 7165 Ward Road, North Tonawanda, on Saturday, Aug. 13 for “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”
The following wrestlers are scheduled to appear at Hit Me With Your Best Shot:
• Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Gangrel will be in action.
• Newly crowned ESW Heavyweight Champion Daniel Garcia will defend the title for the first time against Beyond Wrestling’s “Blue Thunder” Jay Freddie.
• Local legend Jonny Puma makes his return to in-ring action against viral star “None of a Kind” Anthony Gaines.
• All-Elite Wrestling (AEW) star Trent Barretta will face “The Blade” Pepper Parks.
• Ex-WWE star Colin Delaney will take on AEW’s Evil Uno.
• North Tonawanda native “The Remix” Kevin Bennett will face Cleveland’s Atticus Cogar.
Pre-sale general admission tickets are $15. Tickets increase $5 day of event. Front and second row tickets are sold out. Doors open at 5 p,m, with bell-time at 6 p.m. Hit Me With Your Best Shot will be recorded for ESW’s streaming service partners.
ESW shows are held throughout the calendar year, primarily at the St. Johnsburg Fire Hall in North Tonawanda, boasting crowds of over 400 fans. Larger “super show” events are held at the Kenan Center in Lockport and the Frontier Fire Hall in Niagara Falls, drawing crowds up to 1,000. ESW also runs on an annual basis outside the Buffalo metropolitan area in cities such as Salamanca and Albion.