We're flipping the script on this edition of Squared Circle Pit by interviewing a prominent wrestling figure about metal. That person is Gabe Sapolsky, current booker of EVOLVE and vice president of talent relations for WWN. Gabe talks about how he got into metal through seeing the Road Warriors come out to Black Sabbath's "Iron Man." We talk about Gabe's favorite metal bands. Gabe shares a great story about how Morbid Angel's David Vincent and his ECW fandom. Rob shares some early ROH memories and gets some interesting insight from Gabe about it and we spend time talking about Gabe's current promotion, EVOLVE, their big shows this weekend, how their relationship with WWE NXT, William Regal and Triple H came about, and the future of pro wrestling.
Catch EVOLVE 68 and EVOLVE 69 on iPPV this weekend featuring such names as Johnny Gargano (pictured above with Gabe), Cody Rhodes, Drew Galloway, Chris Hero, Ricochet, Zack Sabre Jr., TJ Perkins and many more. Get info at DGUSA.TV. Check out some clips below as well.
Check out previous Squared Circle Pit interviews about wrestling with Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Jamey Jasta, Every Time I Die's Andy Williams, Zakk Wylde, Killswitch Engage's Mike D, Converge's Jacob Bannon, Neurosis' Scott Kelly, and more.
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