4th straight year of professional wrestling appearing at Coney
Brooklyn Daily excerpt -
There was a time when seeing two grown men fighting in Coney Island was undoubtedly a bad sign — now it’s a toss-up.
Independent wrestling organization Ring of Honor held a knockdown,
drag-out tournament at MCU Park on Aug. 15 that drew fans from all over
the city, and a longtime Bronx resident there said seeing Coney Island’s
resurgence nearly knocked him out.
“It’s so much better — I’m going to be going there a lot more now,”
said Eddie Martinez, who went with his son Eric. “I hadn’t been to Coney
Island since the mid-80s and the crack epidemic.”
During the tournament, there was a four-man free-for-all match, a
tag-team cage battle, and six one-on-one throw-downs. And wrestlers
signed autographs and posed for photos after the matches.