TNA Knockouts Angelina Love and Madison Rayne

TNA Knockouts Angelina Love and Madison Rayne Credit: Photo by Alfonso Castillo

Total Nonstop Action returns to our area this Friday night with its Impact Wrestling World Tour.

The second annual BaseBrawl event takes place at Coney Island's MCU Park--home of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the MCU Park box office and also at Citi Field. You can also buy them online at

Among those scheduled top appear at the show are TNA world champion Mr. Anderson, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, AJ Styles, Jeff Jarrett and many more.

I may have my problems with TNA's creative approach, but, as I've said time and time again, some of the most fun wrestling showsI've ever attended have been TNA live events, particularly last year's MCU Park show.

Stripped away of some of the confounding booking that can hurt its television product, TNA is at its best in live arena shows, where its talent is free to focus on what it does best--wrestle.

What's more, TNA goes out of its way to offer a fan-friendly experience to people in attendance, through autograph signings, give aways, and more. It's just a great experience for a wrestling fan. And if you've never attended anything but WWE shows, you're really missing out.