I think we all can remember a time in our lives when we not only watched professional rassling on the TV, but also maybe felt compelled to attend an event live in person or re-enact the moves with our friends in junior high school. But what if we embraced the sports-entertainment hybrid as adults and co-opted it into an underground live comedy event? If you are the Upright Citizens Brigade, you say yes, and how would you like two tickets to the gun show that is the UCBW? Every Thursday night, the UCB's New York theater hosts a late-night "Cage Match" that pits improv teams against one another in a battle for the audience's admiration — and also serves to promote the UCBW.
And footage from 2007, when ConEd took on Marz:
The lineup for WrestleSlamMania IV:
The Main Event:
UCBW Heavyweight Championship: Uncle Hollywood Eddie (champion) vs. "The Black Planet" Marz (challenger)
UCBW Tag Team Championship: The Fraternity (champions) vs. The Mountain Men (challengers)
Supermarket Sweep Match for the Hardcore Championship: "The Grocer" Steve Gristedes (champion) vs. Muscles Marinara
The King of the Ring vs. The Kang of the Rang: King of Hearts vs. Pu Kang Kang
Referee Pat Baer's Retirement Ceremony
Also scheduled to appear: Chuck McMahon, The Cowboy, BucketFace, Punchmug, Kirk Cameron, The Blue Bullet, Dr. Fujimora, The Lunchlady, The Jewish American Princess, Wall Street, and many more!
And featuring the Voices of the UCBW - TT Billingsworth & The Captain!
And if you're still reading this and thinking, really? Really? Uncle Eddie's alter-ego confided in me that it's all just about having fun and "doing absurd sh#!" onstage. "I figured something I was good at was comedy wrestling," he said. "It's helped me get better on the microphone."