August 17, 2022

Brody King is an enormous, imply fucker, and his big-mean-fucker standing is the form of factor that interprets superbly to each music {and professional} wrestling. As a musician, we all know Brody King because the frontman of the extraordinarily fucking sick California heavy hardcore band God’s Hate. Final yr, God’s Hate got here again from an extended hiatus with a supremely stomp-ass self-titled LP that was one among my favourite hardcore albums of 2021. The explanation that God’s Hate took so lengthy between albums presumably had one thing to do with King’s different job as a profitable professional wrestler. Tonight, that profession reaches a brand new pinnacle.

King has spent the previous few years constructing his identify on the impartial scene, wrestling for firms like Ring Of Honor and New Japan Professional Wrestling. Earlier this yr, King signed with All Elite Wrestling, the corporate that’s been reminding many people of how a lot we love wrestling. King made a fantastic debut as a part of the Home Of Black secure, and he’s been a fantastic presence on AEW TV since then, normally because the man who is available in throughout six-man tag-team matches and beats a bunch of dudes up. However on Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage, King stepped up and received a 20-man battle royal, clotheslining former world champion Hangman Adam Web page off the apron after which choking fellow punk Darby Allin till it seemed just like the man was lifeless, then dumping his immobile physique on the ground. It was cool as fuck.

By profitable that battle royal, King turned the primary challenger for AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, who received the belt by beating Japanese star Hiroshi Tanahashi on the Forbidden Door pay-per-view. Technically, Tanahashi is the interim champion; CM Punk, nonetheless the champ, was injured after he received the title, and he’ll problem the brand new champion each time he comes again. (CM Punk is one other punk; AEW has numerous them. Jon Moxley in all probability doesn’t match anybody’s definition of “punk.” Nevertheless, within the memoir that he revealed final yr, Moxley wrote that he wished to choke out my former co-worker Robert Christgau as a result of Christgau as soon as gave a foul overview to a Deftones album. In case you have any form of visible reference for each Moxley and Christgau, that is an especially humorous picture.)

See also  Stream Angel Du$t Frontman Justice Tripp’s Solo Debut As Chilly Mega

Tonight, Brody King will problem Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship on AEW Dynamite. That fucking guidelines. King hasn’t but been booked as a main-event star in AEW, so it might be a real shock if he truly received the belt. Nevertheless it’s an indication of great religion that he’s getting a title shot, and the match must be superior. I’m eagerly anticipating seeing these guys throwing bombs at one another, and I salute Brody King’s persevering with ass-kickery in all elements of his skilled life.