ESW: Inside the Empire

An inside look on Buffalo-Niagara independent wrestling promotion, Empire State Wrestling!

September 25th, 2018    

Bill Collier

"Big Time" Bill Collier is featured on this episode of "Inside the "Empire". Bill talks about starting his wrestling career on the Pennsylvania independent scene as "The Insaniac", who he wants to face in future matches and goes in-depth on wrestling psychology!

September 14th, 2018    

Daniel Garcia

He's one half of North America's Most Wanted and wrestled on WWE 205 Live. Daniel Garcia talks about how he broke into the wrestling business and his quick rise in independent wrestling on this episode of "Inside the Empire"!

August 29th, 2018    

4th and Gold

This episode of "Inside the Empire" deviates a little bit from our usual format. Chris, Brandon and D.J. sit down and recap the happenings at "4th and Gold" and the pre-show tailgate party! There are also run-ins by Steve Gage, Brett Mednik, Kevin Bennett, Daniel Garcia, Puf, Anthony Gaines and Timekeeper Todd Brantley.

If you missed "4th and Gold", stay tuned to Powerslam.TV to be able to watch this event in its entirety!

August 14th, 2018    

Johnathan Ashe

Empire State Wrestling executive producer Johnathan Ashe is our next guest on "Inside the Empire"! Ashe is a longtime mainstay of the Western New York independent wrestling scene who has worked in nearly every role on and off camera on a wrestling show. He shares his own personal history of the area and goes indepth on his role running the backstage area at ESW events. Never one to shy away from opinions, this is an episode you do not want to miss!

July 16th, 2018    

Pepper Parks

This episode of "Inside the Empire" features the man formerly known as "Braxton Sutter"  - Pepper Parks! The reigning Empire State Wrestling Heavyweight Champion talks about how he started with ESW and the current state of the promotion, among various other topics. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo also give their personal insight into the North Tonawanda Bear!

July 2nd, 2018    

James Sayga

This episode of "Inside the Empire" features James Sayga, who is part of the reigning ESW Tag Team Champions Game Over! Sayga talks about growing up as a wrestling fan and how he got his start in ESW. He also discusses how his Christian faith influences him inside and outside of the ring, and how the message on one of his t-shirts helped save someone's life.

You can also check out Sayga's personal blog at:

June 25th, 2018    

Andrew Mollon

Empire State Wrestling's Senior Referee Andrew Mollon is our next guest on "Inside the Empire"! We take a deep dive into how Mollon went from a loudmouth fan at ESW shows to reffing WWE talent. This episodes also ventures off into his love for pop music, adult beverages and entertainment as well as numerous other stories.

June 18th, 2018    

Vince Valor

This episode of "Inside the Empire" features one half of the Empire State Wrestling tag team champions, Vince Valor! The Niagara Falls, N.Y.-native goes into detail on what sparked his love for professional wrestling and gives an indepth look on his path to ESW.

***It was brought to our attention that there were some audio issues with this episode. These issues are now fixed. Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy the show!***

May 24th, 2018    

Frankie Feathers

In this episode of "Inside the Empire", Empire State Wrestling fan favorite Frankie Feathers describes how he became introduced to independent wrestling, which future opponents he would like to face in the ring and how is old job negatively affected his wrestling endeavors. Feathers also described a very awkward promo he once did with Ring of Honor star Dalton Castle.

May 1st, 2018    

Kevin Bennett

In this episode, Kevin Bennett talks about his journey from backyard wrestling in North Tonawanda to becoming the ESW Heavyweight Champion! 

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