Villain Enterprises’ Brody King reveals what it’s like to wrestle with a broken jaw, what’s new with the hardcore metal band he’s the frontman for, his interest in magic and more.
1. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in the wrestling business and who gave it to you?
“Wrestlers gotta be tough. If you don’t want to get kicked in the teeth, go play chess.” Told to me by my trainer, Joey Kaos.
2. What’s a subject you’d like to know more about?
Recently I’ve been really into magic. More sleight-of-hand, close-up stuff, I guess. I’m not really into the big props. But card tricks and sleight-of-hand stuff has always been really awesome to me.
3. Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a decent artist. I’ve designed a few things for my band and other bands. It’s always just been more of a hobby than a full passion.
4. What’s something that’s popular that you just don’t see the appeal of?
Most things (laughs). I think growing up a punk kid you’re naturally turned off by what is considered “cool” or popular. Currently, I don’t understand the Lime and Bird scooters that are scattered all over the sidewalks.
5. If you could only watch one (non-wrestling) TV show, what would it be?
Probably “South Park.” I’ve loved the progression they’ve had over the years and the most current stuff just keeps getting better and better.
6. Is there any news regarding your band, God’s Hate?
We just demoed five new songs for an LP that we should be completing in the spring. Hopefully have it released in the summer under our record label, Closed Casket Activities.
7. Who is your favorite band of all time?
My all-time favorite band is Terror. Check out their records “Lowest of the Low” and “One with the Underdogs.”
8. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
I’ve always loved Kingpin from the “Daredevil” series. There’s something about having a relatable villain that makes the story so much more interesting when you can see that they are justified in their own mind, and there’s part of you that goes, “Hey, man, I get it.”
9. You wrestled a match recently with your jaw wired shut as the result of a broken jaw. What was that like, and did you consider pulling out of the match?
It sucked! (laughs) I don’t think you realize how important opening your mouth is when it comes to breathing until you’re in the middle of the match feeling like you’re going to pass out. The thought of calling it off definitely crossed my mind, but, hey, wrestlers gotta be tough, right?
10. What can ROH fans expect from Villain Enterprises with you, Marty Scurll and PCO in 2019?