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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ring of Honor Wrestling at MCU Park

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.

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