Articles by Justin Crast

PWG review – August 6th, 2005

We arrived during the Perkins-Kidd match. My group made the abysmal mistake of sitting in the first open seats we could find, right next to one of the scorching spot lights, also nowhere near any sort of doors. This meant…


UPW Review (A Bullshit Establishment)

The title is a reminder for anyone with long memories in pro-wrestling (something rare, I am told). The Galaxy Theater has long been one of my least favorite venues although I recognized why UPW held shows in the venue. For…


SoCal Wrestling School Guide

UPW UPW’s school is based out of El Segundo and has been running since 1998. Rick Bassman is the owner of UPW while Tom Howard is classified as the head trainer. Howard was trained by Jesse Hernandez in the early…


Redshift

The Epic Disaster Although I drove (or Steve drove me more accurately) almost all the way to the LA Entertainment Center for the phantom show, I do not find myself as angry as many other fans. I think a lot…


EPIC Review – September 29th, 2002

EPIC needs to get its act together regarding show production. I know people were supposed to get there between 12 and 1, and yet fans still weren’t let in until 5:00, when the show was supposed to be starting. The…


UPW “Goldrush” – May 8th, 2002

Solid show. Nothing spectacular although there was some good wrestling. Also some humorous moments. Scrub interviewed Lucky at the show. I heard most of it on tape. Senior Scrub was quite prepared for this interview and you’ll learn everything there…


SoCal Legend Freddie Blassie

SoCal Legend: Freddie Blassie by Justin Crast “My God, my eyes!” Those were the words emitted from Freddie Blassie’s mouth on May 8th, 1971. Blassie had just been voted Wrestler of the Year by the World Wrestling Association fans in…


Destino Final – Tijuana Review

The local promotion in Tijuana presented their biggest super card in recent memory on April 6th, 2001. Entitled “Destino Final”, it was headlined by Hijo del Santo vs Nicho El Millionario in a mask vs hair match. On March 16th…


3-16-01 Tijuana!

The card, in general, was real fun. The opener was pure stink hideousness and Sabu’s match was putrid in its garbageness, but everything else was good stuff. The second match trios match had a pretty intense performance by Zumbido and…