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Pro wrestling event will benefit local fire company 

Empire State Wrestling will return to the Medina High School on Saturday, April 27 with Spring Smash. Proceeds from this event will go toward the East Shelby Vol. Fire Company. This will be ESW’s second time at Medina High School, with last year’s event drawing about 450 fans.
Several area natives are booked for Spring Smash. They will compete alongside many of Empire State Wrestling’s regular stars as well as wrestlers from out of state.Already announced for Spring Smash:

  • Medina’s “A Cut Above The Rest” Gavin Glass versus Edge of Hope’s “The Gashed” Darren Crowe
  • Albion native Kevin Blackwood will face GCW star Yoya
  • Triple Threat Match: Lockport’s Adrianna Fury vs. Buffalo’s Haley Dylan vs. Canadian indie wrestling talent Shilo
  • Medina’s “Filthy” Maxx Cannon versus “His Royal Freshness” Frank Feathers
  • ESW Interstate Champion Spencer Slade will defend the belt against To Infinity & Beyond’s Colin Delaney
  • ESW Tag Team Champions CXR will defend the titles versus Greed (Julio Diamante & Price Purgold)

Check ESW’s social media platforms for more match announcements.

Spring Smash starts at 6 p.m. Ticket specials are available at where service fees apply. Ticket prices rise by $5 at the door.


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 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, Adrian Butler, 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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