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Squared Circle Pit #28 – LADYBEARD Shares His Incredible Journey, Training Wrestling in Hong Kong, Fusing Metal & Wrestling At Live Shows

Ladybeard shares his incredible journey from Australian metalhead, to Japanese wrestling star.


This podcast is all about the intersection of heavy metal and pro wrestling, and Ladybeard is the perfect representation of that (sprinkled in with a little cross-dressing and J-pop.) In this incredibly insightful episode, Ladybeard talks about his journey from disovering heavy metal and watching pro wrestling at a young age to eventually finding himself training at the only wrestling school in Hong Kong, with Ho Ho Lun, who was recently seen on the WWE Cruiserweight Classic and WWE NXT. Ladybeard talks about how he broke into the Japanese wrestling scene, with some help from last week's Squared Circle Pit guest, Kenny Omega. And, we discuss Ladybeard's new musical project, Deadlift Lolita, with fellow pro wrestler, Reika Saiki. Listen to some of their music below.

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Check out previous Squared Circle Pit interviews about wrestling with Slipknot's Corey Taylor, NJPW star Kenny Omega, Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, Jamey JastaEvery Time I Die's Andy Williams, Zakk Wylde, Killswitch Engage's Mike D, Converge's Jacob Bannon, Neurosis' Scott Kelly, former WWE announcer Justin Roberts, and more.

Here is the live footage I discuss during the podcast of Ladybeard's live metal show, fused with pro wrestling:

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