By: Michael Ganci

Legends of Wrestling Comes to Citi Field


The Mets announced that “Legends of Wrestling” will be coming to Citi Field on Sunday, June 7, with a group headlined by Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam and Bill Goldberg.

Previously, rumors were circulating that Citi Field was interested in hosting Summer Slam, but those were quickly quashed. Here’s more from a press release put out by the team:

Bill Goldberg, Bret “The Hit Man” Hart, Ric “Nature Boy” Flair and “Mr. Monday Night” Rob Van Dam are among the 30 professional wrestlers appearing at the Legends of Wrestling Sunday, June 7 at Citi Field. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling 718-507-TIXX beginning Friday, February 27th at 10:00 a.m.

From 3 p.m.-5 p.m., the Legends will conduct autograph and Q&A sessions in Citi Field’s event spaces, while festival entertainment and photo opportunities will take place along the Field Level concourse. Immediately following, fans will have the opportunity to watch some of their favorite Legends compete in the main event. The Nasty Boys and Hacksaw Jim Duggan are some of the Legends that will be featured during the main event, consisting of six wrestling matches in a ring set up on second base.

The $25 event tickets provide access to the festival and the main event. Different VIP opportunities are also available ranging from an additional $15 up to $100, which allow access to Q&A sessions, private meet and greets, photo opportunities with a Legend in the ring and autograph sessions with the top-tier talent.

The world-class event and hospitality company for the New York Mets, Metropolitan Hospitality, will host the event, marking the first professional wrestling event at Citi Field. The event will bring professional wrestling back to the home of the New York Mets, as Shea Stadium hosted three wrestling cards taking place in 1972, 1976 and 1980. These matches featured popular wrestling icons Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Bruno Sammartino.

Personally, this sounds to me like a snoozefest. I was really hoping that Summer Slam was the blockbuster announcement, seeing how it’s one of WWE’s biggest events of the year. But I would have settled for a Raw or Smackdown instead of this.

Rest assured, unless I get in for free, I will not be attending.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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