If you haven't seen Viceland's new series, Dark Side of the Ring, we can't recommend it enough. (All the episodes are up for streaming). I had a chance to talk with the creator of the series, Evan Husney, who takes me through his pro wrestling journey and how his fandom of wrestling and heavy metal intersected. We dive deep into the series and the episodes, including Bret Hart's Montreal Screwjob, the death of Bruiser Brody, the Von Erichs and Gino Hernandez. After the interview, Rob gives his thoughts on the WWE Money in the Bank PPV.
Here's an 11-year-old Evan Husney grilling Steve Austin about Bill Goldberg:
Check out previous Squared Circle Pit interviews about wrestling with Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Chris Jericho, former WCW boss Eric Bischoff, NJPW star Kenny Omega, WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley, Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, Jamey Jasta, Every Time I Die's Andy Williams, Zakk Wylde, Killswitch Engage's Mike D, Converge's Jacob Bannon, Neurosis' Scott Kelly, former WWE head writer and Dethklok co-creator Tommy Blacha, former WWE announcer Justin Roberts, ROH star Frankie Kazarian, EVOLVE booker and former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky, and more.
Special thanks to Hugh Myrone for the intro music.