Citi Field to host Legends of Wrestling event

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Bill Goldberg, Bret Hart, Ric Flair and Rob Van Dam are among 30 professional wrestlers scheduled to appear at a Legends of Wrestling event on June 7 at Citi Field, the Mets announced Monday.

The event, which will take place when the Mets are on the road, begins with autograph and Q&A sessions from 3-5 p.m. ET. Six wrestling matches will follow in a ring set up around second base.

Tickets start at $25, with VIP opportunities available for an additional $15 to $100, and are available at

Professional wrestling first came to Flushing with the 1972, '76 and '80 Showdowns at Shea. Those matches featured some of the generation's foremost wrestling icons, highlighted by the first World Wrestling Federation meeting of Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.