We're back and super excited to welcome the Hot Topic senior buyer Joe Enriquez to the show. Joe tells the REAL story of how Bullet Club shirts ended up in Hot Topic, as well as t-shirts from Chris Jericho and other New Japan brands. We discuss how this indirectly lead to the formation of AEW. Joe also discusses how he got into metal and pro wrestling, old school thrash and we spend some time talking about 90s ECW.
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.