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By Mike Johnson on 4/17/2018 7:45 AM

Empire State Wrestling debuting in Albion

Ex-World Wrestling Entertainment stars Gangrel and Colin Delaney to appear alongside Western New York’s top independent talent

Empire State Wrestling (ESW) will debut at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds, at 12690 Route 31, Albion, NY, and present “Fairground Fallout” on Saturday, April 28. Front row tickets are $20, reserved tickets and general admission tickets are $15. Family packs consisting of four general admission tickets are $50. Ticket prices increase $3 at the door. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the action starts at 6:00 p.m.

The following wrestlers are scheduled to appear at "Fairground Fallout":

  • Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stars Gangrel and Colin Delaney. Buffalo, N.Y.'s Brandon Thurston will face Delaney, who resides in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Impact Wrestling's Braxton Sutter versus Rochester-native "Captain" Nick Ando

  • Ex-Ring of Honor (ROH) star Cloudy against ESW fan favorite Frankie Feathers

  • Appearances by ex-ESW Heavyweight Champion Bill Collier, Albion, N.Y.'s Kevin Blackwood, Medina, N.Y.'s Gavin Glass and several others

“Fairground Fallout” is being present in conjunction with the East Shelby Fire Company. Proceeds from the event will go toward the fire department.

ESW promotes eight shows a year, primarily held at the St. Johnsburg Fire Hall in North Tonawanda, N.Y., boasting crowds of over 400 fans. Larger “super show” events have been held at the Kenan Center in Lockport, N.Y. and the Frontier Fire Hall in Niagara Falls, N.Y., drawing crowds up to 1,000.

As Western New York’s premier independent professional wrestling promotion, ESW over the years has hosted many of pro wrestling’s top up-and-comers and biggest legends. Current World Wrestling Entertainment stars Kevin Owens, Luke Harper, Matt Hardy, Goldust, Rhyno, Jinder Mahal, Curt Hawkins, Cedric Alexander and Tony Nese have appeared in ESW’s ring. Pro wrestling legends Kevin Nash, Brutus Beefcake, Billy Gunn, X-Pac, The Honky Tonk Man, Jim Duggan, Demolition, Raven, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer and several others have appeared at ESW events.

Founded in 2002, ESW is run by Brett Stymus. Over half of ESW’s performers reside in the Western New York area. For more information, or 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.