CUBA — Empire State Wrestling debuts in Deschfest III: Collision in Cuba at at 4 p.m. Saturday at The Old Grey Hound, 46 Genesee St.

The fundraising event, which will benefit two families dealing with cancer and includes a live music show after the wrestling, will be held in memory of Cuba native Zach Deschler.

Deschfest III includes a special appearance by World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Bushwacker Luke. Matches will feature heroes and villains of ESW such Kevin Bennett, Frankie Feathers and the debuting “Adventurer” Stone Rockwell.

There will be beverages, raffles, 50/50 and food sales to raise funds for the families of Erin Frank and Daniel Morgan. VIP ticket packages include an event ticket, food and an autograph and photo with Bushwacker Luke.

Live music will be played by classic rock band Stoneclad after the wresting portion of the show, from 7 to 11 p.m.

Pre-sale general admission tickets are $15. Front- and second-row tickets are $20. VIP tickets are $35.

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