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By Mike Johnson on 2/22/2024 7:47 AM

WWE Legends return to ESW

Demolition meet & greet highlights Niagara Falls event 


Empire State Wrestling will return to the Frontier Fire Hall (2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, N.Y.) on Friday, March 15 with Tough Luck. This event will feature a meet & greet with legendary World Wrestling Entertainment tag team Demolition.


This will be Demolition's second appearance at an ESW event. The former WWE Tag Team Champions last appeared at ESW's Brawlfest in 2015 when they teamed with Ryot to defeat The Caesar, Jonny Puma and Will Calrissian.


Also announced for Frontier Freeze:

*ESW Tag Team Championship: CXR vs. PME

*ESW Interstate Championship: Spencer Slade (C) vs. Pro Wrestling NOAH star Sean Legacy

*Kevin Blackwood vs. TNA Wrestling's Jason Hotch

*Gregory Iron vs. Bill Collier: Part II

*ESW's first ever all-women's tag team match: Katie Arquette & Adena Steele vs. Christina Marie & Haley Dylan

*Nick Ando vs. James Sayga

*Vinnie Moon with Will Calrissian vs. Frank Feathers

*Edge of Hope, Tommy K & Matt McCoy will be in action


Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available for Tough Luck. 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 where service fees apply. Front row seats are sold out. General Admission and a limited amount of second row seats are still available. Ticket prices rise by $5 at the door. Frontier Freeze will be streamed live 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 Blade, 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, 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.

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