Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW-Zero Incarceration Live TV Taping @ UCW Arena 11.30

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Last Saturday night, punctuated by a giant steel cage and a crowded arena, UCW-Zero had one of their finest moments as a company. It was a night of great rivalries mounting to a head, excellent plot twists and more than enough blood n’ carnage to keep any wrestling fan content.   … read more

Negative Approach @ Club Manhattan 11.21 with The Casualties, M.D.C. and Never Say Never

Negative Approach @ Club Manhattan 11.21 with The Casualties, M.D.C....
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John Brannon’s lip is bleeding, Harold Richardson is wailing away that wiry solo on “Lead Song.” Some idiot is screaming out for a Suicidal Tendencies (what?) cover. These songs are quick, borderline psychotic snaps of furor. Perfectly crafted by some mystic core entity into some divinely inspired audiovisual ratio of power and speed. No frills, no whistles. The calcified gristle of rock n’ roll’s fattened carcass, the parts that stay behind when the glistening flesh has long rotted away.  … read more

Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW-Zero Live TV Taping @ UCW Arena 12.15

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 The company’s perennial “Looney Tune” appears to be off his meds again. At least, that’s the only conclusion I can draw while watching him crawl towards the ring like some kind of drunken drama-club drop out. He tried to have his way with Bryan Austin, fresh faced and greener than goose-shit in wrestling years, by sadistically choking him in the ropes. However, a quick-thinking Austin used Bronson’s own exaggerated moves against him, and managed to sneak in a quick pin for his first win and a significant upset! … read more

Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW Zero TV Taping @ UCW Arena 01.11

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 I’ve got to say, Bronson is seriously hitting his stride right now and his character just keeps getting better and better. Full-on freak-outs, shouting matches with pre-pubescents and the occasional self-inflicted slap on the noggin may seem like lowbrow entertainment to most, but in the eyes of this writer, it’s Shakespearean-level artistry.  … read more

Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW Zero Live TV Taping @ UCW Arena 01.25

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What’s wrong? Are you broken up over this year’s Royal Rumble? Buck up, (s)mark! There’s still a place in this city to catch premiere, FAN-driven wrestlin’, live and uncut. You’ve just gotta drag your carcass to the The UCW-Zero Arena.  … read more

Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW Zero Live TV Taping @ UCW Arena 02.08

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A few new faces, a few old ones, a ton of surprises and a rope match? It’s all inside Utah’s best pro wrestling promotion! The evening began with Derrick Jannetty announcing the dissolution of his tag team partnership with Martin Casaus and issuing a challenge to the self-proclaimed UCW-Zero superhero, Kid Kade. … read more

Pixies @ The Great Saltair 02.15 with Best Coast

Pixies @ The Great Saltair 02.15 with Best Coast
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The “Great” Saltair? I know, it’s old and quasi historic and hosted some soft-rock shitty bands your parents liked back when my uncles were jamming with Jimi and Janis on an airbase in Dan Nang. Whatever, though. It was Valentine’s weekend, and though I dug deep into the corners of my misanthropic being, I just couldn’t find it in me to get all that mad about seeing Pixies (no asterisk—fight me) in the live sphere. … read more

Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW-Zero TV Taping @ UCW Arena 02.22

Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW-Zero TV Taping @ UCW Arena 02.22
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 Oh shit, you hear that music? That’s right! Tyler Cintron is back from Wisconsin, ready to put a boot into Casaus’ grinning mug. Last time I saw Cintron was back in September, and the dude’s been sorely missed. As expected, this one was an absolute bloodbath, with Cintron holding his own in the early stages, and Casaus catching a second wind to seal the deal. … read more

Pentagram @ Club Sound 03.01 with Merlin’s Beard, Kings Destroy, Radio Moscow

Pentagram @ Club Sound 03.01 with Merlin’s Beard, Kings Destroy,...
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Seeing “old” bands is always a double-edged sword. On one hand, dusting off old tunes for a festival crowd or quick reunion circuit can equal big dollar signs at the ticket office, but lackluster performances from old heroes well past their prime can quickly sour that magic. I guess that’s what made this all the better. Pentagram never really had a prime to grow out of. … read more

Ring Rats Anonymous: UCW TV TAPING (12th Anniversary Show) @ UCW Arena 03.22

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Twelve years ago, Stevie Slick started this company in his basement. It was previously NWA-affiliated, sports an ultra loyal fanbase and ranks as THE pre-eminent promotion for quality pro-wrestling in Utah. Moving to Utah was a culture shock on all fronts. I’m not talking about Mormonism, snowboarding and the super-dry climate … I didn’t know where to find the wrestling! Don’t worry though. All that changed once I found UCW-Zero. Long live it! Long live independent wrestling!  … read more