If you've watched WWE Smackdown Live in the last few weeks, you've noticed that tag team champion Rowan has started wearing a different metal shirt every week. We felt that Rowan would be a perfect guest for our wrestling-meets-metal podcast and so here he is, talking to me about his favorite metal bands, how he discovered all the folk and power metal he listens to, the inspiration for his metal tattoos, how he ended up in the new Amon Amarth video trilogy, who in the WWE he shares metal talk with and some tips for flying in airplanes for tall dudes. A really fun episode!
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, Mick Foley, Rob Van Dam, Raven, CM Punk, 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.
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Special thanks to Hugh Myrone for the intro music.