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Fairgrounds will host professional wrestling event on April 28

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 February 2018 at 10:39 am

Provided photos: The promotion for the upcoming event at the Fairgrounds includes Albion native Kevin (Lockwood) Blackwood, back left, and Medina native Gavin Glass, front right.

East Shelby Volunteer Fire Company will run event as fundraiser

KNOWLESVILLE – The Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds will host several professional wrestlers in matches on April 28 in a fundraiser for the East Shelby Volunteer Fire Company.

Gavin Glass

The lineup includes a former WWE star Gangrel and current Impact Wrestling star Braxton Sutter. Albion native Kevin (Lockwood) Blackwood and Medina native Gavin Glass also will be wrestling, as well as several others.

Empire State Wrestling is organizing the event. The ESW features independent pro wrestlers from the Buffalo-Niagara region.

Ryan McPherson of the East Shelby Volunteer Fire Company pushed to bring the event to Orleans County. McPherson took his grandfather, David Green, to a match. Green is a longtime East Shelby firefighter and the retired Orleans County sheriff. Green was very impressed by the ESW wrestlers.

“It’s unbelievable to me the athleticism these guys have,” Green said today. “They are professionals wrestlers. They haven’t made it to the big time but it’s just like you see on TV.”

The April 28 event will be from 5 to 9 p.m., with six or seven matches from 6 to 9 p.m. East Shelby firefighters and volunteers will be selling refreshments.

The event is currently planned for the Lartz Building but could move to the bigger horse barn, depending on ticket sales. For more information on tickets, click here.

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