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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

Empire State Wrestling Acquires Pennsylvania Promotion - Holding Event On 03/09/2024

Next event to be held March 9 at Saga Club in Erie

Empire State Wrestling is expanding its footprint outside of New York State. ESW acquired Pro Wrestling Rampage - a promotion based in Erie, Penn. With the acquisition, ESW will now operate the wrestling events held at the Saga Club on Washington Avenue in Erie. The first event under the new ownership, Gem City Madness, will be held on Friday, March 9, 2024.

The card for Gem City Madness includes:

*Alex Daniels vs. "A1" Anthony Young vs. Brayden Lee

*Lake Erie Championship: "The Rare Breed" Dakota Orion (c) vs. Delsin Alekzander

*Levi Everett vs. "The Italian Excellence" Cristiano Argento

*"Rockstar" Robby Vegas vs. "The Gashed" Darren Crowe

*Haley Dylan will be in action with more competitors to be announced on PWR's social media pages (FB: @ProWrestlingRampage - X: @pwr_wrestling - IG: @prowrestling_rampage)

Doors open at 5 p.m. with bell-time set for 6 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now at including a special online only group package. Tickets will also be available at Actiontoyman soon.

Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities with this event can email

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 Buffalo's own Daniel Garcia plus The Butcher & the Blade, MJF, Matt Hardy, Dustin Rhodes, Adam Cole, Matt Sydal, Ruby Soho, Billy Gunn, Colt Cabana, Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta, 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 Owens, Johnny 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.

You can connect with ESW on the following platforms:


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