After celebrating its 20th anniversary in August, Empire State Wrestling returns to Buffalo RiverWorks for “Overdrive” on Oct. 8. Overdrive will feature one of the most anticipated matches in ESW this year when ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Aesthetic Crippler” Kevin Blackwood puts the title on the line against “The Remix” Kevin Bennett.
The Blackwood-Bennett match was originally scheduled to occur in March. However, Bennett pulled out of the match due to a training injury. Throughout the year, Bennett clamored for the title opportunity he previously earned after returning from injury. Blackwood granted his request at the conclusion of August’s show, thus setting the stage for Overdrive’s main event.
Scheduled to appear at Overdrive include:
• Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Cup winner “Invincible” Vince Valor and Frankie Feathers will team up against American Strong Style.
• New ESW Interstate Champion “The Prize” Alec Price will defend the title against ex-Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Jake Crist.
• ESW Tag Team Champions High Seas will put the titles on the line versus CXR.
• The debut of Beyond Wrestling tag team Waves and Curls facing To Infinity & Beyond (ex-World Wrestling Entertainment star Colin Delaney and ex-Ring of Honor star Cheech).
• “Blue Thunder” Jay Freddie will lock horns with ex-Ring of Honor Television Champion “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams.
• Many of ESW’s regular heroes and villains will be in action including former ESW Tag Team Champion Gregory Iron, “Courageous” Christina Marie and several others.
Stay tuned to ESW’s social media platforms for more match and appearance announcements.
Tickets will soon be available for purchase at ESWTix.com. Front row tickets are sold out. VIP/balcony are $40. Second row tickets are $25. General admission is $20. Ticket prices increase by $5 on event day. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the opening bell is set for 7 p.m.