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2 Cold Scorpio coming to Niagara Falls

Legendary high-flying wrestler will make his ESW debut

Empire State Wrestling will hold its first event of 2024 with Frontier Freeze on Friday, January 19 at the Frontier Fire Hall (2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, N.Y.). This event will feature the debut of groundbreaking aerial wrestler 2 Cold Scorpio.

After making his debut in 1985, Scorpio wrestled for many of the top wrestling promotions in the world, including World Wrestling Entertainment (where he was famously known as Flash Funk), World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling. He held the ECW World Television Championship four times, the ECW World Tag Team Championship once with The Sandman and the WCW World Tag Team Championship once with Marcus Bagwell.

Also announced for Frontier Freeze:

*ESW Tag Team Championship – 2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match: High Seas (c) vs. CXR

*Return of ESW Interstate Champion Alec Price

*“The Queen of the Silver Screen” Katie Arquette vs. “Courageous” Christina Marie

*The BackSeat Boyz vs. To Infinity & Beyond

*A special address from ESW Heavyweight Champion Vince Valor

*2023 Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Cup winner Gregory Iron and many others will be in action

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available for Frontier Freeze. Anyone interested can email for more details.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with bell-time set for 7 p.m. Tickets are available at ESWTIX.COM where service fees apply. Front row seats are sold out. Second row seats and general admission are still available. Ticket prices rise by $5 at the door. Frontier Freeze will be livestreamed on IndependentWrestling.TV.


As Western New York’s premier independent professional wrestling promotion, ESW over the years hosted many of pro wrestling’s top up-and-comers and biggest legends. 

Many current All-Elite Wrestling stars wrestled for ESW including reigning AEW World Champion MJF, Buffalo’s own Daniel Garcia plus The Butcher & the BladeMatt Hardy, Dustin Rhodes, Adam Cole, Matt Sydal, Ruby Soho, Billy Gunn, Colt Cabana, Best Friends, Orange Cassidy, Danhausen, Jay Lethal, Eddie Kingston, Evil Uno, Lucha Bros, Ethan Page, Tony Nese, Private Party, Brody King, Mark Sterling, AR Fox and Iron Savages.

Current World Wrestling Entertainment stars Kevin OwensJohnny Gargano, MVP, Jinder Mahal, Candice LeRae, Tommaso Ciampa, Cedric Alexander,  Damian Priest, Joaquin Wilde, Joe Gacy, Darryl Sharma, Robert Stone, Josh Briggs and Lexis King all wrestled in ESW’s ring.

Pro wrestling legends Kevin Nash, X-Pac, The Hurricane, D-Von Dudley, Al Snow, The Honky Tonk Man, Sgt. Slaughter, Raven, Brutus Beefcake, Demolition, Jim Duggan, Koko B. Ware, Bushwacker Luke, The Sandman and Bob Holly appeared at previous ESW events.

Founded in 2002, ESW is run by Brett Stymus. Over half of ESW’s performers reside in the Western New York area. ESW runs regular shows throughout the year that draw several hundred fans, with some events being attended by up to 1,000 people. For more information, to schedule an interview or request media credentials for an event, please contact David Jarka at or (716) 348-4598. All cards are subject to change.

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