We're so excited to welcome one half of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, El Phantasmo. ElP talks about how he got started in pro wrestling, his journey to New Japan, his mental state auditioning for New Japan, performing against Jushin Thunder Liger. ElP talks about how he structures a match, his preparation and we really get into his performances during the New Japan Battle of the Super Juniors. We also spend some time talking about ElP's favorite music. After the interview, Rob gives his predictions for WWE Summerslam, NXT and the G1 this weekend.
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, WWE star Rowan, 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.
Special thanks to Hugh Myrone for the intro music.