Suburban Smackdown

Wrestling fans, grab your lawn chairs. Teenage boys are brawling in a backyard near you

In a leafy suburban backyard about an hour's drive south of Manhattan, a tableau of choreographed violence is taking shape. A dozen boys have gathered on a miserably hot Saturday afternoon. They've set up a video camera, loudspeakers and a wrestling ring. Steve Toth, 16, provided the yard. But his mom Colleen has retreated indoors. She'd rather not watch as the teenagers punch, kick and insult one another, as they do most Saturdays.

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