Empire State Wrestling

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  • August 4, 2002 – Empire State Wrestling (Debut Show) at the Elks Lodge in Niagara Falls New York. JP Black (JP. Hawke) b XL, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Tommy K-Bar (Tommy Caliber) b ESW Tag Team Champions “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Shade by DQ, Greg Karma b Marc Mandrake, Mastiff b ESW Hardcore Champion Danny Magic and “Sidewinder” Brad Scott to win the title, “The Blade” Lance Steel b “Crazy” Cris Cavana, “Sadistic” Steve Davidson b Jonny Puma for the vacant ESW Heavyweight Championship.
  • November 2, 2002 – Empire State Wrestling at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. Marc Mandrake b The Serial Killer, Tommy Caliber and “The Blade” Lance Steel b ESW Tag Team Champions “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Shade by DQ, “Crazy” Cris Cavana vs. El Lucho Grande never started as Jonny Puma came to the ring to challenge Cavana, Joe Stock b Chris Cooper, ESW Hardcore Champion Mastiff b “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker, Danny Magic b JP Hawke, ESW Heavyweight Champion “Sadistic” Steve Davidson and “Crazy” Cris Cavana b Jonny Puma and Ice.
  • January 11, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling at the American Legion Post in Wheatfield, New York. Ryan Hazard b Greg Karma by DQ, Marc Mandrake b The Serial Killer in a Singapore Cane Match, JP Hawke b Chris Cooper, ESW Tag Team Champions “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Shade and “The Blade” Lance Steel b “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Tommy Caliber, and “Crazy” Cris Cavana in a six-man tag match, ESW Hardcore Champion Mastiff b Danny Magic, “Lone Wolf” Scott Davidson b “Sidewinder” Brad Scott, Ice b El Lucho Grande, Jonny Puma b ESW Heavyweight Champion “Sadistic” Steve Davidson to win the title.
  • March 22, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b Ryan Hazard, Scott and Steve Davidson b ESW Tag Team Champions “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Shade to win the title, JP Hawke and The Serial Killer fought to a double count-out, Marc Mandrake b ESW Hardcore Champion Mastiff and “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker in a three-way match to win the title, “The Blade” Lance Steel b Tommy Caliber, Danny Magic and Greg Karma b El Lucho Grande and Ed, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b “Crazy” Cris Cavana.
  • May 3, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling’s May-Hem at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. Tommy Caliber b Sakura in a first round ESW Interstate Championship Title Tournament match, “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b Shade in a first round ESW Interstate Championship Title Tournament match, Danny Magic and Greg Karma b The Sons of Thunder (Deacon and Bishop) and The Serial Killer and Omen and JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander in a four-way match for the vacant ESW Tag Team Championship, “The Blade” Lance Steel b Benjamin Smythe, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b Flatline, Mastiff b “Wrestling Personifed” Chris Cooper in a two-of-three falls match, Tommy Caliber b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy in the finals of the ESW Interstate Title Tournament to become the inaugural ESW Interstate Champion, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b “Crazy” Cris Cavana.
  • June 21, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling’s Unsanctioned at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b Flatline by DQ, “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b Sakura, The Sons of Thunder (Deacon and Bishop) b JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander to become the number-one contenders to the ESW Tag Team Championship, ESW Interstate Champion Tommy Caliber b The Serial Killer, ESW Hardcore Champion Marc Mandrake b “Nightmare” Dre Gibson, Shade b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy in a Casket Match, “Crazy” Cris Cavana b “The Blade” Lance Steel, Mastiff b ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma by DQ (during the match Puma’s friend Ice attacked Mastiff just as Puma was about to tapout to a Sharpshooter. After the match “Crazy” Cris Cavana ran down to help Mastiff but was out-numbered by Puma and Ice when “The Blade” Lance Steel came to the ring and turned on Puma and Ice chasing them to the back).
  • July 19, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling’s Red, White and Bruised (outdoor show) at the American Legion Post in Sanborn, New York. The Serial Killer b Ryan Hazard, JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b “Nightmare” Dre Gibson and Omen to become the number-one contenders for the ESW Tag Team Championship, ESW Interstate Champion Tommy Caliber b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Sakura and “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker in a Four-Way match, ESW Hardcore Champion Marc Mandrake b Flatline, ESW Tag Team Champions Danny Magic and Greg Karma b The Sons of Thunder (Deacon and Bishop), Shade b Grappler X, Mastiff and “The Blade” Lance Steel, and “Crazy” Cris Cavana b ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma and Ice, and “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper (after the match Mastiff challenged Puma to a TLC Match at the next show).
  • August 9, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling’s Meltdown at Prince of Peace School in Niagara Falls, New York. “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker won a Battle Royal, The Serial Killer b Shade by DQ, JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b ESW Tag Team Champions Danny Magic and Greg Karma to win the title, Sakura b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, ESW Hardcore Champion Marc Mandrake b Benjamin Smythe, “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b ESW Interstate Champion Tommy Caliber to win the title, “The Blade” Lance Steel b Ice, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b Mastiff in a TLC Match.
  • August 16, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling Free Outdoor Exhibition Show in the parking lot of the Always-a-Party store in Niagara Falls, New York. Benjamin Smythe b J-Man, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b The Serial Killer by DQ, ESW Tag Team Champions JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b Grappler X and Purple Rain, ESW Hardcore Champion Marc Mandrake b Greg Karma, ESW Interstate Champion “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, “Nightmare” Dre Gibson b Danny Magic, Mastiff b Tommy Caliber in Caliber’s farewell match, “The Blade” Lance Steel won a battle royal to earn the number-one contendership for the ESW Heavyweight Title.
  • September 6, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling’s Fallout at Eldridge Bicycle Club in Tonawanda, New York. “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b J-Man, Mastiff b “Nightmare” Dre Gibson, ESW Tag Team Champions JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander and “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b The Sons of Thunder (Deacon and Bishop) and Omen in a Six-Man Hardcore Tag Team Match, Benjamin Smythe b El Lucho Grande, ESW Hardcore Champion Marc Mandrake b Flatline, ESW Interstate Champion “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b Ryan Hazard, Sakura b Danny Magic, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b “The Blade” Lance Steele.
  • October 4, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling’s Hardcore Halloween at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. Mastiff b Omen, ESW Tag Team Champions JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b Purple Rain and Grappler X (after the match The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz (formerly Ryan Hazard) attacked Hawke and Alexander, proclaiming they would be the next ESW Tag Team Champions), Flatline b Danny Magic, “Nightmare” Dre Gibson beat El Lucho Grande, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma cut a promo which led to Puma and his bodyguard Ice attacking Puma’s scheduled challenger Shade making it so Puma would have no opponent to defend his title against (ESW Commissioner Dan Murphy came out and promised that he would still have an opponent for Puma at the end of the night), The Serial Killer defeated ESW Hardcore Champion Marc Mandrake to win the title, ESW Interstate Champion “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy in a Belt at the Bar Match (Cassidy was attacked by a masked fan who revealed himself to be Cooper’s buddy Benjamin Smythe who was previously banned from ringside for the match by Commissioner Murphy), Sakura b Benjamin Smythe, Mastiff b ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma to win the title, being introduced as Puma’s impromptu challenger by Commissioner Murphy (after the match, members of the ESW roster celebrated with Mastiff in the ring).
  • December 6, 2003 – Empire State Wrestling’s Season’s Beatings at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz) b ESW Tag Team Champions J.P. Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander to win the title, Omen b El Lucho Grande by count-out, Benjamin Smythe b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, ESW Hardcore Champion The Serial Killer b Purple Rain, ESW Interstate Champion “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b “The Blade” Lance Steel, Danny Magic b Sakura, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff and Shade b Jonny Puma and Ice.
  • January 24, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Revolution at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. ESW Tag Team Champions The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz) b JP Hawke and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander, ESW Hardcore Champion The Serial Killer b Grappler X, “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b Ice, El Lucho Grande vs Purple Rain went to a no contest, “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and “The Blade” Lance Steel b Wrestling, Inc. (“Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper and Benjamin Smythe), Shade b Jonny Puma in a Casket Match, “Nightmare” Dre Gibson b “Crazy” Cris Cavana, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b Danny Magic.
  • February 15, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Reckoning Day at Eldridge Bicycle Club in Tonawanda, New York. Sakura won a 15-man Battle Royal to win a shot at Mastiff for the ESW Heavyweight title in the Main Event, ESW Tag Team Champions The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz) b Purple Rain and Grappler X, ESW Hardcore Champion The Serial Killer b Omen, “Dangerboy” Derek Wylde b “Completely” Cody Steele, Shade b ESW Interstate Champion “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper to win the title, “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker vs Jonny Puma and Ice went to a no-contest when Walker turned on Cassidy and joined Puma and Ice, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b Sakura.
  • March 20, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Full Throttle at Eldridge Bicycle Club in Tonawanda, New York. Purple Rain and Grappler X b ESW Tag Team Champions The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz) to win the title, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, Benjamin Smythe b JP Hawke, “Nightmare” Dre Gibson b “The Blade” Lance Steel, “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b “Inferno” Johnny Adams, ESW Hardcore Champion The Serial Killer b Omen, Jonny Puma b “The Guardian” Damien Alexander, Danny Magic b ESW Interstate Champion Shade by DQ, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b Sakura.
  • April 17, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Anarchy at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. “Nightmare” Dre Gibson and Sakura b Steve and Scott Davidson, Omen b JP Hawke, ESW Tag Team Champions Purple Rain and Grappler X b The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz) by DQ, “Dangerboy” Derek Wylde b “Completely” Cody Steele, “Crazy” Cris Cavana b ESW Hardcore Champion The Serial Killer to win the title, Club Elite (Jonny Puma, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Ice) b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and “Inferno” Johnny Adams and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander in a six-man tag match (during the match Cassidy walked out on his team leading to a three-on-two handicap match), ESW Interstate Champion Shade b Danny Magic in a No DQ Match, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper.
  • May 15, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s May-Hem at Eldridge Bicycle Club in Tonawanda, New York. Wrestling Inc. (Brandon Thurston and Benjamin Smythe) b Scott and Steve Davidson and The All-Knighters (Joey Knight and “Amazing” Kevin Grace) to become the #1 Contenders for the ESW Tag Team Championship, “Inferno” Johnny Adams b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, Omen b A.C. O’Reilly, “Dangerboy” Derek Wylde b “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker, “Nightmare” Dre Gibson and Sakura b ESW Tag Team Champions Purple Rain and Grappler X to win the title, Jonny Puma b “The Guardian” Damien Alexander in a No DQ Match when Alexander was attacked by the debuting Eric Everlast, ESW Interstate Champion Shade beat J-Man, “Crazy” Cris Cavana and Edgar b The Serial Killer in a Hardcore Handicap Match, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b “Completely” Cody Steele.
  • June 19, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Unsanctioned at Eldridge Bicycle Club in Tonawanda, New York. The All Knighters (“Amazing” Kevin Grace and “Sexy Monkey” Robin Knightwing) b The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz) (after the match R-Haz turned on J-Man), “Mr. 300″ JP Hawke b Purple Rain, (before the match Hawke told the crowd that on the night of last show he wasn’t wrestling so he went bowling instead and bowled a 300 game thus he wants to be known as Mr. 300), Scott and Steve Davidson b Troop Trek (“Captain” Kipp Maverick and “Ensign” Brett Mednik), Ice b ESW Hardcore Champion “Crazy” Cris Cavana to win the title, “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b A.C. O’Reilly, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b ESW Interstate Champion Shade to win the title, ESW Tag Team Champions Sakura and Ryot (subbing for Dre Gibson) b Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston), “Inferno” Johnny Adams b The Serial Killer, “Completely” Cody Steele and “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Jonny Puma b “The Guardian” Damien Alexander and “Dangerboy” Derek Wylde and ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff in a six-man tag match.
  • July 24, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Red, White and Bruised at Eldridge Bicycle Club in Tonawanda, New York. “Dangerboy” Derek Wylde b Benjamin Smythe, The All-Knighters (“Amazing” Kevin Grace and “Sexy Monkey” Robin Knightwing) b Troop Trek (“Captain” Kipp Maverick and “Ensign” Brett Mednik), “Completely” Cody Steele b J-Man, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, R-Haz b “Inferno” Johnny Adams when Danny Magic came to ringside and threw a fireball in Adams face, Club Elite ( “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Ice) b Scott Davidson and Shade, “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast by DQ, Purple Rain b Jonny Puma (Puma appeared to have the upper hand throughout the match until Purple Rain began throwing stiff-looking suplexes. At that point the real Purple Rain came down the aisle, and the Purple Rain in the ring tore off his mask, revealing himself to be Mastiff. Mastiff then hit the quickly defeated the shocked Puma).
  • August 21, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Wrestlebash at Niagara Falls Catholic High School in Niagara Falls, New York. J-Man b former partner R-Haz in a New City Thugs Street Fight (after the match the pair shook hands ending their feud), Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) b ESW Tag Team Champions Sakura and Ryot and Purple Rain and Grappler X in a thee-way match to win the title, The Serial Killer b El Lucho Grande, “Completely” Cody Steele b Sean Spears, “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast in a Tables Match, Shade b ESW Interstate Champion “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker in a mask vs hair match to win the title, “Inferno” Johnny Adams b Danny Magic by DQ, Jonny Puma b ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff to win the title (during the match Puma attacked Mastiff with a tire iron and special referee Dan Murphy was about to DQ Puma but Mastiff refused to accept the decision and demanded the match be restarted with no disqualifications. Puma then pinned Mastiff after a Jonny-on-the-Spot (Reverse Russian Leg Sweep) off a ladder).
  • October 16, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Hardcore Halloween at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. ESW Tag Team Champions Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) b The New City Thugs (J-Man and R-Haz), “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b Armand, “Amazing” Kevin Grace b “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker, ESW Hardcore Champion Ice b “Inferno” Johnny Adams, J-Man b Mastiff and “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper in a three-way match to become #1 Contender to the ESW Heavyweight Championship, ESW Interstate Champion Shade b “Completely” Cody Steele by count-out, “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast b Sean Spears, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b “Sexy Monkey” Robin Knightwing.
  • November 6, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Pilgrims and Piledrivers at Eldridge Bicycle Club in Tonawanda, New York. The Serial Killer and Ryot b R-Haz in a handicap match (new ESW Commissioner Clayton T. McAllister ordered that the match be a handicap match when R-Haz gained the upper hand on The Serial Killer in a singles match), “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b “Party Guy” Brett Mednik (after the match an ESW security guard helping Mednik from the ring suddenly attacked him and “Mr. 300″ JP Hawke came to the ring and rolled his bowling ball between Mednik’s legs then announced that the security guard was his new assistant “Gutterball” Scotty Roberts), ESW Interstate Champion Shade b “Completely” Cody Steele, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b Sean Spears, Wrestling Inc. (“Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper and Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston), b “Sexy Monkey” Robin Knightwing and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander and Mastiff in a three-way match, “Inferno” Johnny Adams b “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma beat J-Man (after the match Puma and J-Man brawled and the entire ESW locker room poured out to the ring to separate them).
  • December 4, 2004 – Empire State Wrestling’s Season’s Beatings at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. ESW Tag Team Champions Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) b The All-Knighters (“Sexy Monkey” Robin Knightwing and “Amazing” Kevin Grace), “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b R-Haz, “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b Ryot and The Serial Killer in a handicap match, ESW Interstate Champion Shade b ESW Hardcore Champion Ice in a match to consolidate the two titles as the ESW Interstate Championship, Shawn Spears and Mastiff b “Completely” Cody Steele and “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper (Spears had challenged Steele to a singles match but Steele, coming off a recent WWE dark match and an on-screen appearance on WWE Smackdown, claimed he was too big a star to give Spears a one-on-one match), “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b “Inferno” Johnny Adams, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b J-Man.
  • January 22, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Revolution at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. “Party Guy” Brett Mednik and “Inferno” Johnny Adams b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Armand, “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b A.C. O’Reilly, “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b ESW Interstate Champion Shade with help from ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma to win the title, 2 Legit (Ash and Hornet) b ESW Tag Team Champions Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) in a non-title match, Shawn Spears b “Completely” Cody Steele in a No DQ match, “Amazing” Kevin Grace b Ice, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b Mastiff and “The Guardian” Damien Alexander in a Triple Threat Match (after the match Puma attacked Alexander’s leg, which had already been injured during the match. This brought out Shade make the save. An infuriated Puma took the microphone and offered Shade a title match at the next show offering to put both of their careers on the line in the match. Shade responded by running o ther back and rolling a casket to the ring, following it up by spitting green mist in Puma’s face).
  • February 19, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Reckoning Day at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. ESW Tag Team Champions Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) b A.C. O’Reilly and “Party Guy” Brett Mednik in a non-title match, “Amazing” Kevin Grace b Gabreal Saint, 2 Legit (Ash and Hornet) beat Final Solution (“Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Ron Falco) (after the match Ash and Hornet demanded a tag team title match but champions Smythe and Thurston said that they’ll defend the belts only when they’re ready to. However ESW Commissioner Clayton T. McAllister came out and announced that at the next show Ash would face Thurston and Hornet would face Smythe in singles matches and if the 2 Legit team wins least one of those two matches they’ll get a title shot), “Inferno” Johnny Adams b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, Mastiff b “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper by DQ (after the match Mastiff challenged Cooper to an I Quit match at the next show), “Completely” Cody Steele b Andrew Davis by submission in a Cody Steele Invitational Challenge match, ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma b Shade in a Career vs Career Casket Match (after the match the lights went out and numerous druids came to the ring surrounding the casket. When the lights came back on the druids left the ring and the casket was empty except for Shade’s mask).
  • March 19, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Full Throttle at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. A.C. O’Reilly b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, Jake O’Reilly b Ron Falco, Gabreal Saint b “Inferno” Johnny Adams, Wrestling Inc.’s Brandon Thurston b 2-Legit’s Ash by DQ, 2-Legit’s Hornet b Wrestling Inc.’s Benjamin Smythe (as a result of ESW Commissioner Clayton T. McAlister’s ruling at the last show, with Hornet’s victory over Smythe 2-Legit gets a shot at Wrestling Inc.’s ESW Tag Team title at the next show), “Amazing” Kevin Grace b ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma by DQ when Puma’s buddies Randy Walker and Ice attacked Grace with steel chairs (after the match Damien Alexander ran in powerbombed Puma and then ESW Commissioner McAllister announced that at the next show Puma would be defending the ESW Heavyweight title against Alexander), “Completely” Cody Steele b Michael Elgin in a Cody Steele Invitational Challenge (after the match Steele announced that the match was too easy and demanded someone else come out from the back for a match, which brought out ESW newcomer Crazy Steve), Crazy Steve b “Completely” Cody Steele, “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b Mastiff in an I Quit match when Mastiff passed out while in Cooper’s Coop De Grais submission hold but never “quit.”

  • April 23, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Anarchy at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. Mastiff b Gabreal Saint (after the match manager Tim Meade debuted and attempted to sign Mastiff but Mastiff refused and tore up the contract), “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b “Party Guy” Brett Mednik, “Amazing” Kevin Grace b ESW Interstate Champion “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker by DQ, 2-Legit (Ash and Hornet) b ESW Tag Team Champions Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) to win the title, “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast b Jake O’Reilly (after the match Everlast and tag partner Ron Falco attacked O’Reilly but were chased off by Crazy Steve and O’Reilly then challenged Everlast and Falco to a tag match against himself and Crazy Steve at the next show), “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b ESW Heavyweight Champion Jonny Puma to win the title injuring Puma’s neck in the process.
  • May 21, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s May-Hem at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. A.C. O’Reilly and “Party Guy” Brett Mednik b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Gabreal Saint by DQ, “Amazing” Kevin Grace b ESW Interstate Champion “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker to win the title, Aurora b Miss Deville in a women’s match, Final Solution (“Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Ron Falco) b Jake O’Reilly and Crazy Steve to become #1 contenders to the ESW Tag Team Championship, Mastiff b Notorious TID (after the match manager Tim Meade came to the ring and again tried to convince Mastiff to sign with him. Mastiff refused again, and an angry Meade told him that he had just signed his 1st wrestler in ESW and that this guy would become Mastiff’s “Nemesis”), ESW Tag Team Champions 2 Legit (Ash and Hornet) and ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b Wrestling Inc. (“Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper and Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) in a six-man tag match.
  • June 18, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Unsanctioned at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. Gabreal Saint b “Party Guy” Brett Mednik, Jake O’Reilly b TNA’s Synn by DQ, Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) b “Sexy Monkey” Robin Knightwing and J-Man, Mastiff b “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker by submission to become #1 contender to the ESW Heavyweight Championship (after the match manager Tim Meade announced that the “Nemesis” would debut at the next show and stop Mastiff from becoming the ESW Heavyweight Champion), ESW Interstate Champion “Amazing” Kevin Grace b “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast, A.C. O’Reilly b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper.
  • July 29, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Red, White and Bruised at Prince of Peace School in Niagara Falls, New York. Adrian Xtremo b Michael Elgin, Final Solution (“Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Ron Falco) b ESW Tag Team Champion Ash in handicap match to win the title (Ash’s 2-Legit partner Hornet had left ESW to wrestle indefinitely in Mexico), Shawn Spears b A.C. O’Reilly, “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper came to the ring and complained about how badly he’s been screwed in his quest to become ESW Heavyweight Champion but was interrupted by the unannounced return of Jonny Puma who turned face by telling Cooper that he would never be as good as him which lead to a match pitting Puma’s Club Elite against Cooper’s Wrestling Inc., Club Elite (Jonny Puma and “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Ice) b Wrestling Inc. (“Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper and Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) (during the match Walker, Ice and Puma all hit their finishing moves on Brandon Thurston in succession: Ice hitting a Frostbite (sit-out spinebuster), Walker hitting a Michigan (Canadian) Destroyer and Puma hitting a Jonny-on-the Spot (Reverse Russian Leg Sweep) with Puma then pinning Thurston), Gabreal Saint b Kid Justice, Crazy Steve b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy, ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Guardian” Damien Alexander b Mastiff after hitting the Apocalypse Now powerbomb three times (with the referee down manager Tim Meade came out to tell Mastiff that “The Nemesis” was in the house and coming for him. Mastiff turned his attention from Alexander towards the entranceway, and Alexander hit Mastiff from behind with a chair and finished him off with three Apocalypse Now powerbombs then revived the referee and pinned Mastiff. Meade then introduced his first client in ESW….the ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Nemesis” Damien Alexander).
  • August 26, 2009 – Empire State Wrestling’s Third Anniversary Show at Frontier Firehall in Niagara Falls, New York. Shawn Spears b Kid Justice, Gabreal Saint b ESW Interstate Champion “Amazing” Kevin Grace to win the title (Saint won when Hellcat, the owner of rival promotion NWA Upstate, ran to the ring and threw powder in Grace’s eyes. On the way back to the dressing room Hellcat spat on the ESW logo sign hanging over the entranceway sparking an inter-promotional war), “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker b Michael Elgin, Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) b “Party Guy” Brett Mednik and A.C. O’Reilly, “Completely” Cody Steele b Jake O’Reilly (Steele came out for the match in a dirty white tank-top and cut-off jeans explaining how losing to Crazy Steve back in March had ruined his life and he now had to life in a trailer park, marking the beginning of the morphing of the character of Cody Steele into Cody Deaner), “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b Jonny Puma with help from Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston (after the match Puma challenged Cooper to a No-DQ match at the next show), Ash b “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast by count-out, ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Nemesis” Damien Alexander b Crazy Steve (after the match manager Tim Meade pulled out a body-bag and ordered Alexander to stuff Crazy Steve in it but Mastiff ran out from the back with a baseball bat and chased off Meade and Alexander).
  • September 17, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Explosion de Lucha Libre (a special exhibition show held as part of Buffalo’s Puerto Rican Heritage Festival) at Holy Cross Center in Buffalo, New York. ESW’s Wrestling Inc. (“Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper and Brandon Thurston) b NWA Upstate’s Olsen Twins (Jimmy and Colin), Jonny Puma b Benjamin Smythe, Armand b Jake O’Reilly, Mastiff b Ron Falco, ESW Interstate Champion Gabreal Saint (representing NWA Upstate) b ESW’s “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker, “Party Guy” Brett Mednik b El Lucho Grande, ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Nemesis” Damien Alexander b A.C. O’Reilly (before the match Mastiff ran out and attacked Alexander and had to be dragged to the back by security), OVW’s J-Man b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy.
  • September 24, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Fallout at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. (NOTE: The show was interrupted several times by members of NWA Upstate including owner Hellcat, Charisma, Gabreal Saint and ESW Tag Team Champions Final Solution who announced they had jumped ship to NWA Upstate. Crazy Steve b Cody Steele (Deaner), Mastiff b Armand, Tiana b She-Nay-Nay in a women’s match, Club Elite (“Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Ice) b Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston), ESW Tag Team Champions Final Solution (“Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Ron Falco representing NWA Upstate) b “Party Guy” Brett Mednik and the returning Hornet (after the match Hornet turned on the fans by going into a tirade about how the fans had criticized his decision to wrestle in Mexico which had led to his 2-Legit partner Ash losing the ESW Tag Team Championship to Final Solution in a handicap match at the July show. Hornet then challenged Ash to a Loser-Leavers-ESW match at the next show stating that “Ash and all you ESW people can kiss my Fijian ass!”, ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Nemesis” Damien Alexander b Shawn Spears (Mastiff ran to the ring after the match with his baseball bat chasing Alexander and manager Tim Meade out of the ring. He then refused to leave the ring until he ESW Commissioner Clayton T. McAllister agreed to give him a title shot at the next show, which McAllister did), Jonny Puma b “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper in a violent No DQ match, (after the match NWA Upstate wrestlers and owner Hellcat ran in and attacked an exhausted Puma which brought out the ESW locker room and a huge brawl ensued between the two feds. The brawl spilled into the parking lot with the NWA Upstate guys laying out the ESW roster to escalate the inter-promotional war). NOTE: During the parking lot brawl several residents neighboring the Firehall, genuinely convinced that a real fight was taking place, called the police and several police cars arrived on the scene during the brawl which was all captured on film by the WrestleBlast TV show).
  • November 26, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Pilgrims and Piledrivers at Frontier Firehall in Niagara Falls, New York. “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b “Amazing” Kevin Grace, Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston) b NWA Upstate’s Olsen Twins (Jimmy and Colin) who were accompanied to the ring by NWA Upstate Heavyweight Champion Brodie Lee, ESW Interstate Champion Gabreal Saint (representing NWA Upstate and accompanied to the ring by NWA Upstate’s Charisma) beat Crazy Steve, “Party Guy” Brett Mednik b Cody Deaner by count-out, Ash b former 2-Legit partner Hornet in a Loser-Leaves-ESW match (after the match “Mr. 300″ JP Hawke came out and rolled his bowling ball between Hornet’s legs as a going away present as Ash and the ESW fans serenaded Hornet with the Na-Na-Na-Na Goodbye song), Club Elite (“Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Ice) b ESW Tag Team Champions Final Solution (“Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Ron Falco representing NWA Upstate) by DQ when members of the NWA Upstate roster attacked Walker and Ice (after the match ESW Commissioner Clayton T. McAllister came out and said that if everyone wanted a fight he had someone who could oblige them. He then turned on ESW by announcing he had turned over Commissionership of ESW to NWA Upstate owner Hellcat. At this point the ESW locker room emptied and a huge brawl ensued with the ESW guys running the NWA Upstate guys out of the building), Mastiff b ESW Heavyweight Champion “The Nemesis” Damien Alexander to win the title.
  • December 9, 2005 – Empire State Wrestling’s Season’s Beatings at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b “Party Guy” Brett Mednik in a First Round ESW Interstate Title #1 Contender’s Tournament match, Jake O’Reilly b “Amazing” Kevin Grace in a First Round ESW Interstate Title #1 Contender’s Tournament match, Cody Deaner b Crazy Steve, Team ESW (Club Elite members Jonny Puma and “Limit Breaker” Randy Walker and Ice) b Team NWA Upstate’ (ESW Tag Team Champions “Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Ron Falco) and ESW Interstate Champion Gabreal Saint) in a Street Fight Match, The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere representing NWA Upstate) b Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston), Jake O’Reilly b “Coverboy Cade Cassidy in the Finals of the ESW Interstate Title #1 Contender’s Tournament, ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper.
  • February 4, 2006 – Empire State Wrestling’s Revolution at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York. “Party Guy” Brett Mednik and Crazy Steve b “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy and Kris Chambers, Matt Kovac vs. Michael Kovac ended in a no contest when “The Nemesis” Damien Alexander attacked both men, ESW Interstate Champion Gabreal Saint (representing NWA Upstate) b “Amazing” Kevin Grace, ESW Tag Team Champions Final Solution (“Exceptional Icon” Eric Everlast and Ron Falco representing NWA Upstate) b Wrestling Inc. (Benjamin Smythe and Brandon Thurston), (Charisma and NWA Upstate Heavyweight Champion “The Right Stuff” Brodie Lee (representing NWA Upstate) b Jonny Puma in a handicap match (the match started as Charisma vs Puma in a singles match but when Puma gained the upper hand ESW Commissioner/NWA Upstate owner Hellcat ordered it to be a handicap match bringing out Brodie Lee), ESW Heavyweight Champion Mastiff b “The Nemesis” Damien Alexander and “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper in a Triple Threat Match (after the match ESW Commissioner/NWA Upstate owner Hellcat, accompanied by a number of NWA Upstate wrestlers, came to the ring. Hellcat handed Mastiff a folder, telling him that he had one week to make a decision on the contents of the folder, and that he would expect an answer from Mastiff at NWA Upstate’s “February Fallout” show on February 11th).
  • NOTE: The original ESW ceased operations shortly after the above show. Members of the ESW roster then wrestled from the Spring of 2005 to the Winter of 2009 for a new fed, NWA Empire, which was started by NWA Upstate owner Hellcat to replace ESW. In addition to the ESW wrestlers, NWA Empire’s roster also included several members of NWA Upstate’s roster. In January of 2009, following a fallout between NWA Empire owner Hellcat and Jonny Puma, most all of the original ESW wrestlers left NWA Empire and formed a new promotion, Next Era Wrestling-Niagara. That promotion was affiliated with Rochester, NY promotion Next Era Wrestling-Central. After a falling-out between the original ESW wrestlers and Next Era Wrestling-Central management in August 2009, the original ESW wrestlers decided to dissolve Next Era Wrestling-Niagara. In its’ place they reformed Empire State Wrestling, beginning new operations for ESW in September 2009. ESW management made the decision to recognize “Amazing” Kevin Grace, who was the heavyweight champion of record in Next Era Wrestling-Niagara, as the ESW Heavyweight Champion, and continue the title lineage of the original ESW Heavyweight Championship with Grace. A tag-team title tournament had begun at the final Next Era Wresting-Niagara show, before the split between the ESW wrestlers and Next Era Wrestling-Central management. The management of ESW decided to continue the tournament at the first show of the reformed ESW, with the winners declared the ESW Tag Team Champions. As with the ESW Heavyweight Title, the tag team lineage from the original ESW would be continued with the tournament winners.
  • September 19, 2009 – Empire State Wrestling’s Overdrive at St. Johnsburg Firehall in North Tonawanda, New York (the first show of the reformed ESW (See NOTE above)). Freddie Midnight b Dalton Castle, Flatline b Brett Mednik (after the match Mednik attacked Flatline but old ESW stars including Shade, “Mr. 300” JP Hawke and “Gutterball” Scotty Roberts ran in and beat-up Mednik), Famous (“Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper and “The Mastiff” Will Calrissian) b Southern Hospitality (Curtis Lee Walker and Cassius Kutcher) in a Semi-Final ESW Tag Team Title Tournament match, Tommy Mandrake b Matt Kovac, Mike Radski and Brandon Thurston b Maximo Suave and Colin Delaney in a Semi-Final ESW Tag Team Title Tournament match, (after the match, Cooper and Mastiff attacked and injured Radski and Thurston to eliminate their competition in the tournament), ESW Heavyweight Champion “Amazing” Kevin Grace vs Jonny Puma ended in a no contest when Cooper and Mastiff attacked both men, “Inferno” Johnny Adams b Superbeast by DQ, “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b Jimmy Andrews, Famous (“Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper and “The Mastiff” Will Calrissian) b Jonny Puma and ESW Heavyweight Champion “Amazing” Kevin Grace in the finals of the ESW Tag Team Title Tournament (tournament semi-final winners Brandon Thurston and Mike Radski were ruled unable to compete by the New York State Athletic Commission doctor in attendance and Cooper and Mastiff tried to claim the tag team title by forfeit. However newly named ESW Commissioner Jimmy “Jam” Olsen announced that Mastiff and Cooper would have to wrestle Puma and Grace in the finals. NOTE: During the match Mastiff was legitimately injured, suffering a severe skull fracture, when he missed with an Asai Moonsault).
  • December 5, 2009 – Empire State Wrestling – Unbreakable in North Tonawanda, New York at St. Johnsburg Firehall in front of a full house: Curtis Lee Walker b Col. Sanders III, Brandon Thurston and Mike Radski b The Coverboys (Cade Cassidy and Tommy Caliber) to become #1 Contenders for the ESW Tag Team Title, Caesar’s Legion (The Caesar and Tommy Mandrake and Flatline) b Mike and Mat Kovac and “Inferno” Johnny Adams, ESW Heavyweight Champion “Amazing” Kevin Grace b “Hanging Tough” Freddie Midnight (after the match The Caesar introduced the returning Ryot who beat down Grace), WEDG-FM DJ Josh Potter and Primal Warpath b Brett Mednik and “The Asian Nightmare” Kwang Chang, Chance Taylor b David Evans, Jonny Puma b “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper in a No DQ match (after the match Cooper and his ESW Tag Team Championship partner “Mastiff” Will Calrissian attacked and beat down Puma until they were run off by # 1 contenders Brandon Thurston and Mike Radski).
  • January 16, 2010 – Empire State Wrestling – Forsaken in North Tonawanda, New York at St. Johnsburg Firehall in front of a full house: Southern Hospitality (Curtis Lee Walker and Cassius Cutcher) b Matt and Mike Kovac, “Inferno” Johnny Adams vs SuperBeast went to a double countout, Bigger and Badder (Brett Mednik and Chance Taylor) b Jimmy Andrews and David Evans, Tommy Mandrake b Danny Danger, Freddie Midnight b Pepper Parks by DQ, Jonny Puma and Brandon Thurston and Mike Radski and Dalton Castle b Cade Cassidy and Tommy Caliber and “Mastiff” Will Calrissian and “Wrestling Personified Chris Cooper in a Survivor Series Elimination Match, Warpath b Colonel Confederate, ESW Heavyweight Champion Kevin Grace b Ryot by DQ (after the match Grace challenged Ryot to a Casket Match a the next show).
  • February 27, 2010 – Empire State Wrestling – Reckoning Day in North Tonawanda, New York at St. Johnsburg Firehall in front of an SRO crowd: Brett Mednik b Curtis Lee Walker, “Coverboy” Cade Cassidy b TKO, Freddie Midnight vs Pepper Parks went to a No Contest, Brandon Thurston and Mike Radski b ESW Tag Team Champions “Mastiff” Will Calrissian and “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper to win the title, Jonny Puma b “Coverboy” Tommy Caliber (after the match Caliber’s tag partner Cade Cassidy and their bodyguard Mean Mike attacked Caliber breaking up the tag team), SuperBeast and Tommy Mandrake b “Inferno” Johnny Adams and Danny Danger, Warpath b Matt Demorest, ESW Heavyweight Champion Kevin Grace b Ryot in a Casket Match.
  • March 5, 2010 – Empire State Wrestling – exhibition charity show in Pavillion, NY at the Pavillion High School: “Wrestling Personified” Chris Cooper b Tommy Caliber, SuperBeast and Tommy Mandrake b Jimmy Andrews and David Evans, “Inferno” Johnny Adams b Freddie Midnight by DQ, Purple Rain and Ryot went to a double countout, ESW Tag Team Champions Brandon Thurston and Mike Radski b Matt and Mike Kovac, Brett Mednik b “Superbad” Richard Venice, Shade (making his first ESW appearance in almost a year) b Jonny Puma.

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