ESW: Inside the Empire

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

November 29th, 2018    

The Caesar

On the newest episode of "Inside the Empire", we take a deep dive into the life and times of The Caesar! We get a taste of Erie, Penn. wrestling history, plus many fun stories involving storylines he was involved with, factions he managed, the close relationships he's made over the years and what his future in ESW holds. This was a truly enjoyable episode to create and one you don't want to miss!

Check out "The Clown Must Die" video here:

Catch up on the latest ESW events on Powerslam.TV!

November 7th, 2018    


Superbeast is a longtime mainstay of the Western New York indy wrestling scene, and our latest guest on "Inside the Empire"!

With a plethora of knowledge and stories, Superbeast tells infamous wrestling tales involving former WWE superstars Virgil and Brian Christopher, his experiences working for former popular Central New York promotion Squared Circle Wrestling, his current role backstage at ESW and being chased by a chainsaw.

This is a fun episode that you don't want to miss!

October 31st, 2018    

Andy Williams

This is a special live edition of "Inside the Empire" as we sat down with "The Butcher of Buffalo" Andy Williams at the Buffalo Sports Pod-A-Thon! We dive into how he go into wrestling, his favorite Buffalo wrestling moments, how he met his tag partner Pepper Parks and how he came up with his butcher character.

Special thanks to Trainwreck Sports for recording this and please take a minute to learn more information and donate to BB&G Charities at:

October 20th, 2018    


We sit down with one of the quickest rising stars in the Northeast independent wrestling scene on this episode of "Inside the Empire": Puf!

The super charasmatic Puf talks about he broke into pro wrestling, how he's worked and interacted with numerous indy wrestling stars at such an early stage in his career and how he almost got lured into a pyramid scheme!

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:

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