The EWF School of Hard Knocks is owned and operated by Jesse Hernandez and is currently located at the American Sports University, 399 North "D" Street in San Bernardino, CA. The School of Hard Knocks became the Official Training Facility of the National Wrestling Alliance in 2007 and has trained countless students from such countries as Canada, France, Australia, India, Great Britain, Russia, Mexico and others, in addition to those students who come to the school from all regions of the United States. The EWF's School of Hard Knocks has sent several wrestlers to the WWE, TNA, NWA, ROH and other prominent promotions across the globe including Melina (WWE), Rico Constantino (WWE), Frankie Kazarian (TNA, WWE), Awesome Kong (TNA, AJW, WWE), Rocky Romero (NWA, ROH, NJPW, AAA, CMLL), Ricky Reyes (ROH), Alex Koslov (CMLL, AAA) and Shelly Martinez (WWE, TNA). The School of Hard Knocks also has served as the training area for Chris Jericho (WWE), Layla (WWE), Eve Torres (WWE), Rhaka Khan (TNA), Lena Yada (WWE) and others, who looked to brush up on their in-ring skills.
The EWF Cruiserweight Championship was introduced in 2004 and was won by Liger Rivera in a 4-Way match. It was defended from 2004 until is was retired in 2011. It had been featured in the EWF's Match of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. Ray Rosas was the last EWF Crusierweight Champion.
The Empire Wrestling Federation currently holds two annual events, the Great Goliath Memorial Battle Royal and the Inland Title Series. The Great Goliath Memorial Battle Royal, held in honor of the wrestler who trained Jesse Hernandez, the EWF's owner and promoter, has been held during the EWF's Anniversary Show in May since 2006. The winner is awarded a trophy or plaque and is granted a shot at the EWF Heavyweight Championship.
The Inland Title Series was a round robin style tournament, held at the end of the year. The winner of the ITS was granted a shot at the EWF Heavyweight Championship. In 2010, the format and name of the event was changed. It became the Inland Title Tournament and switched to an 8-Man, single elimination tournament. The winner will be granted a shot at the EWF Championship.
The Inland Title Series returns November 25, 2011 in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Covina, CA. Originally Chris Kadillak was advertised to face Ryan Taylor in the first round but was later replaced by "Project 56" Joshua Dunbar. This was also the first time Scorpio Sky was able to score a win over "Mega King" Tommy Wilson in an EWF ring.
The Empire Wrestling Federation is always giving back to the communities it runs in. On March 10, 2012, the EWF put on a show for the students of Thompson Elementary School in Highland, CA. “Honestly, I see this as a way to keep the families engaged and involved,” said Principal Funchess, adding, “This is just a great opportunity for Thompson families to come enjoy a positive event here at the school while supporting academic achievement.” 
In April 2012, the Empire Wrestling Federation will have 2 benefit shows. On April 13, EWF presents Wrestling for Autism and April 14, an anti-bullying campaign and fundraiser for Drew's Voice.