Pro Wrestling Comes To Park Slope – Finally

If you thought Park Slope was all about baby boutiques and fancy frogo, think again.  Park Slope has found it’s edge in the form of Forgotten Championship Wrestling, a group committed to restoring the integrity to fake wrestling.  These guys want to bring wrestling back to it’s Ric Flair era heydays, “When the fans believed in the wrestlers and when the wrestlers bled, it meant something not just a match where there has to be blood.” Fight night is this Saturday at the already edgy Brooklyn Lyceum.

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23 thoughts on “Pro Wrestling Comes To Park Slope – Finally

  1. j.l.chico

    iwas a pro wrestler from the 70 i work in alot of show,s in brookyn ny also for lucha libre ring side 41 went nyc had real good wrestler,s like tigre philipino wild man zebra. el bronco.toro mardonado. mr wonderful &it was not pual onderoff johnny rivera johnny rodz mr bobby shane. &other,s hey bring back old school wrestling to nyc baby.

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  2. HECTOR(EL TIGRE FILIPINO)MARTORELL

    MY HAT OFF FOR MR:WONDERFUL.THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR INTRUDUCING EL TIGRE FILIPINO TO THE BAYONNE WRESTLING CLUB.LATER KNOWNN AS THE HOBOKEN WRESTLING CLUB AND FINALLY CAME TO BE THE FAMOUS GREENVILLE ATHLETIC CLUB.HOME OF THE HISPANIC AMERICAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF EL PADRINO DE LA LUCHE LIBRE(THE GOD FATHER OF WRESTLING)MR:DAVID OYOLA.THERE THE BEST WRESTLING MACHINES CAME UP ABOVE,FILLING TO CAPACITY EVERY ARENA THEY STPPED IN AND CREATING THE MOST VICIOUS RIOTS OF THE ALL.LET ME MENTION SOME OF THE MACHINE EQUIPMENT THAT NEEDED NO LUBRICATION.ALL THEY NEEDED WAS A FOREHEAD TO SEE BLOOD POURING LIKE IN MR:WONDERFUL’S FOREHEAD.RAY CORTEZ,KILLER MERCADO.ELGRAN COLOSO,BIG MIKE,THE TAINOS BROTHERS,ROBERTO(EL GITANO)ROSA,GORE(ELJAP)LUISITO(EL ANGEL HISPANO),ALFONSITO FROM THE U.S.NATIONAL GUARD,EL DR:SANTANA AND MY VERY OWNED THIRTEEN YEAR OLD PARTNER AND COMPADRE JUAN-TONY VEGA(EL SALVAJE DE CU THERE ARE MANY MORE GREAT ONES THAT I WOULD LIKE TO NAME BUT I WILL NEED AT LEAST FOUR PAGES TO DO SO…ANY WAY IF YOU READ THIS ARTICLE..PLEASE GET IN TOUCH

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  3. hector martorell

    just wondering who wrote this? hector el tigre filipino martorell is my dad. wondering if there is a website that shows older pictures of all the wrestlers from back in the days.

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  4. danny lopez (RUFINITO)

    WOW! OH MY GOD….I MUST SAY I AM TRUELY IIN TEARS AS I CAME ACROSS THIS ARTICLE. AS A CHILD I GREW UP WATCHNG ALL OF THESE GUYS WRESTLING IN HOBOKEN, JERSEY CITY, BAYONNE,BROOKLYN ETC ETC. I AM A PROUD SON OF A MAN WHO WAS VERY CLOSE TO EL TIGRE. BEFORE I TELL WHO I AM I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT EL TIGRE IS THE REASON AND INSPIRATION FOR ME BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER TODAY!
    MY FATHERS NAME WAS RUFINO LOPEZ, HE WAS THE REF FOR MOST OF EL TIGRE’S MATCHES. MY NAME IS DANNY LOPEZ, ALL OF THE GUYS KNEW ME AS RUFINITO. TODAY I AM A WRESTLER AND I HAVE BEEN FOE QUITE SOME TIME NOW. I HAVE TRAVELED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND WORLD DUE TO WRESTLING, BUT IT ALL STARTED WITH ALL OF WRESTLERS BACK IN THE DAY LIKE EL TIGRE AND MR WONDERFUL. MY FATHER PAST AWAY IN 2004 AND I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT EL TIGRE ATTENDED MY FATHERS WAKE FUNERAL, AND CAME ALL THE WAY FROM CHICAGO WERE HE LIVES TODAY. HE CRIED WITH ME AND SHARED MY PAIN. HE ALSO CAME TO VISIT MY DAD WHEN HE HEARD THAT MY DAD WAS ILL. EL TIGRE IS A CLASS ACT AND I WILL LOVE HIM FOR EVER. I ALSO WORKED FOR A COMPANY CALLED RING OF HONOR AT THE TIME AND TIGRE’S FAMILY ATTENDED THE EVENT BUT I BECAUSE I HAD TO LEAVE CHICAGO AND FLY TO OHIO I COULD NOT GET A CHANCE TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM. SO MANY MEMORIES AND NOT ENOUGH WORDSTO DESCRIBE THE MAN WHO HOLD THE NAME “EL TIGRE” HECTOR.
    SO MANY MANT THANK YOU’S TO GIVE OUT……THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES TO GREAT LIKE MR WONERFUL, THE TAINO BROS, DRACULA, EL JAPONES, CHARLIE, DAVID OYOLA, MIKE MILTON, TONY EL SALVAGE, GOLDEN BOY, INFERNO,LA SOTA NEGRA, SUPERFLY KIMA, MANNY SIACA, EL PATRIOTA, EL CONEJO, BABY FACE GEORGE, CHARLIE BROWN, EL BRONCO AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST EL TIGRE!
    I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND GOD BLESS ALL OF ALWAYS. PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME IF YOU READ THIS TIGRE…..DANIEL.LOPEZ@GRACE.COM

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  5. louie tigeres nephew in bkliyn

    Hey chico thanks for telling about this by the way that guy hector martorell that was saying that el tigere is his father is telling the truth they call him papo he lives in east new york bklyn he’s from his first wife that’s lettys brother yeah I’m still waiting the package to come it will come tommorow ok bye

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  6. louie el tigere filipinos nephew in bklyn

    Hey what’s up guys I think next year u guys should get in contact with all the old wrestlers together u guys should a reunion wrestling show for all the fans that supported through out the years and never forgot about their favorite wrestlers from back in the day

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  7. HECTOR

    WHAT A PLEASENT SURPRISED!!!!!I TEARED FROM JOY WHEN I READ YOUR WORDS OF GRATITUD.YOU’RE THE SON OF THE MAN I CALLED BROTHER,THEREFORE I TREAT YOU AS MY OWNED.WE HAVE SO MUCH MEMORIES TO SHARE AND WE MUST MEET ONE DAY TO BRING THEM UP TO LIFE AGAIN.LET ME THANKS JOSE (MR:WONDERFUL)CHICO FOR THE GREAT EFFORTS HE HYAS PUT ON TO FIND THE WRESTLERS OF RINGSIDE41.WE’RE ALSO PLANNING ND OLDTIMERS REUNION AND YOU HAVE TO BE PART OF IT AS A GROWING BRANCH OF THE TOUGH TREE TRUNK THAT STILL REMAINS IN OUR MEMORIES.I WANT YOU TO MEET MY NEPHEW LUISITO WHO IS WALKING TALL WITH CHICO AND WANTS TO FOLLOW MY STEPS

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  8. luisito el tigeres nephew in bklyn

    Hey daniel what’s up buddy hey let me know about ur wrestling organization I wrestle with chico the original mr.wonderful I’m 24 and been wrestling for almost 11 years ok let me know bro ok peace brother

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  9. luisito el tigere filipinos nephew

    Hey out there who ever knows how to get in touch with toro maldonado pedro morales or el gran goliath post it here so we can contact them for the reunion show next year ok please also anybody that wrestled on channel 41 back in the day please post it here or go to josechico08@yahoo.com so that u can be on tv with us next year for the reunion show anybody from ringside41 also I want people to know where wrestling came from and its really about the love of this business and dedication ok peace thanks

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  10. luisito el tigere filipinos nephew

    Hey I also forgot to mention wildman zebra el tigere filipinos former tag team partner I ur out there brother please contact chico at josechico08@yahoo.com so that we can book u for the reunion show next year alright please

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  11. luisito el tigere filipinos nephew in bklyn

    Hey danny I want to thank u for welcoming me and chico with open arms in ur federation I’m looking forward to working with u guys and ur federation we love it and how its hooked up.my uncle sends his regards and love to u.and he can’t wait for the reunion show next in ur arena.I will be going to train over there in the next several weeks.I used to work with black semmos in a different federation a couple of years back so he wants to train with me to work on spots and stuff for the upcoming show in december hopefully Ill be in it chico also wants to be in next show but we will be training over there in the next couple weeks looking forward to seeing u from el tigere filipinos nephew luisito,and the original mr.wonderful peace

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  12. JOSE CHICO

    HEY YOU OLD SCHOOL WRESTLING FAN,S OUT THERE YOU WANT TO SEE GOOD WRESTLING WELL COMECHECK ME OUT J.L.CHICO OLD SCHOOL BABY WERE B,KLYN NY.SAT 11 21 09 NEW UTRECHT HIGH SCHOOL 1601 80. 80TH ECPWALSO SEE KOKO BEWERE N. FOR YOU OLD SCHOOL RING SIDE 41WRESTLER 1973 IF YOU STILL OUT THERE LIKE WILD MAN ZEBRA ANGEL BLANCO EL SALVAJE DE B,KLYN JULITO EL GRAND PILATO EL JAPONES DE PASSIAC CRAND JUDA ALSO I WILL LIKE TO THANK MY LITTLE BROTHER DANNY MAFF BANDIDO JR ACE WRESTLING SCHOOL FOR THAT WONDERFUL WELCOME THEY GAVE ME LAST WEEK SEE YOU IN THE RING

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  13. luisito el tigere filipinos nephew in brooklyn

    El tiger filipino wants u to come to the reunoin show ok we luv u we still talk about and dracula bandido pedro rodriguez toro maldonado pedro morales tito santana please get in contact with chico another legend in professional wrestling if. Anyone of guys see this email please contact me @13475964785 we need to show some grattitude for the wrestlers who put everybody on the map plaques will be given out ok pleaaassssssse contact me I wanna put u on tv ok peace don’t forget about me

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  14. James Carro

    Hey guys, I am one half owner of Forgotten Championship Wrestling and I would love to get all of the older wrestlers and have a tribute show for them. Our next show is Saturday February 6, 2010 at Our Lady of MT. Carmel Church 275 N 8th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211. Please let me know it would be an honor for me to put a show on and dedicate it to all you guys.

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  15. luisito el tigere filipinos nephew in brooklyn

    Anytime brother.we will be. There to wrestle call at 1347 596 4785 chico mr.wonderful I used to wrestle for ringside 41

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  16. Orlando

    Hello Gentleman,
    Fond memories and with great excitement I finally find what single-handily has made me feverishly look continuously on the web for “co-wrestlers” which my father called his square ring family. How tragic that throughout the years, with so many great events that circulated that era, no one has been able to dedicate a memorabilia {if there is such a site please forward it to me} to these great athletes who with day time jobs and families, still went into the square ring with one thing in mind; to satisfy the fans fulfillment as Professional Showmen. I remember them clearly, cause now thinking back at my father’s time, he was proud to be called a wrestler and loved wrestling with icons like “El Tigere, El Toro Maldonado, Baby Face, Mr.Wonderful, Tony Vega” just to mention a few from memory. I was a little kid who loved going to the gym and hangout and watch my dad or just watch him socialize with his other family.
    I’m sadden that I did not get lucky to have found this blog earlier but happy that I finally did. I know I have been rambling on about how great this time was to me and sure for many who shared the era. My name is Orlando Cortes “Ray Cortez” son and believe me, with great privilege, I can vow that my father was very proud of this time with his fellow friends. He would have been extremely proud to know that the legacy he shared with them still remains as vivid as yesterday. I write with great pleasure this short message in his honor and yours. Thank you Orlando Cortes – Ramon Cortes “Ray Cortez” 1945-2000

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  17. j.l.chico aka mrwonderful

    what up little brodaaaa.wowidont know where2 start. u dad rey cortez one of the best if not the best workers of old school a man that it all a dortor in that ring hated by fans all over nj.ny.n.conn. many brow with toro mardonado johnny rivera indio cherokee best of all agood amigo not only 2me j.l.chico mr wonderful but 2 workers of the 70 n 80 like here we guys like mr bobby shanne angel hispano los hibaros del monte mr p.r. cano hernandes el gran pilato.el bronco el perro. baby face morgan pedro rodriguez el japonez core n all the guy s david oyola snr. the god father of wrestling .r.i.p. u dad was n. still is a amigo 2 all of us

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