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Former WWE Star Coming To Niagara Falls For ESW

Ex-WWE star coming to Niagara Falls

Scotty 2 Hotty set to return, plus two women's matches

After an incredible event last month, Empire State Wrestling looks to build off its strong momentum on Friday, June 23 with Friday Night Heat at the Frontier Fire Hall (2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, N.Y.). The special guest for Friday Night Heat is former World Wrestling Entertainment Tag Team and Light Heavyweight Champion Scotty 2 Hotty. The last time Scotty 2 Hotty wrestled for ESW was in May 2016, when he challenged former ESW Heavyweight Champion Will Calrissian for the title in Olean, N.Y. Friday Night Heat will also feature a pair of women's singles matches on one card for the first time in ESW history.

Scheduled for Friday Night Heat includes:

Albany, N.Y.'s "Courageous" Christina Marie versus Canadian star "The Stand Out" Taylor Rising

Buffalo's own Haley Dylan versus "The Shining Light" Catie Brite from Pittsburgh, Penn.

ESW Tag Team Champions High Seas versus The Outrunners (as seen on All-Elite Wrestling and Ring of Honor)

"The Holy Hand Grenade" James Sayga versus international indie wrestling star Mambo Italiano

ESW Heavyweight Champion "The Remix" Kevin Bennett will deliver a special public service announcement

Many of ESW's regular stars will be in action such as "Big Time" Bill Collier, "Invincible" Vince Valor, "The Inspiration" Gregory Iron and many more

Front row tickets are $35. Second row tickets are $25. General Admission tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased at where service fees apply. Ticket prices increase by $5 on event day. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The opening bell is set for 7:00 p.m.


Mayhem at the McCarthy on Sunday, July 16 at McCarthy Ice Arena in Batavia, N.Y.

*Anyone interested in vendor space or sponsoring ESW events can email for more details.

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 current AEW World Champion MJF, Buffalo's own Daniel Garcia plus The Butcher & the Blade and the Bunny, Matt 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, Brian Pillman, Jr., 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 and Josh Briggs 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:

Over-The-Air TV: Throwback TV - WBXZ - Channel 56.4 (Thursdays at 8 p.m. & Fridays at 10 p.m.)


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