Here, for your listening pleasure, while you read the rest of this news, the video for “Disarm” by the Smashing Pumpkins from their album Siamese Dream (1994).
Today, 27 April 2015, TNA Wrestling has announced that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will serve as Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development, effective immediately. According to the official announcement, “In this position, Corgan will develop characters and create story lines for TNA’s flagship program IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcast Friday nights at 9/8c on Destination America, as well as other TNA programming.”
Corgan has a history with professional wrestling, previously establishing the Chicago-based wrestling organization Resistance Pro Wrestling which he left in November 2014. With the Smashing Pumpkins, Corgan also wrote the song “G.L.O.W.,” referring to the 1980s cult hit wrestling program, “The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.”
The announcement quotes Corgan: “Saying I’m humbled and honored by this opportunity to be part of TNA, a world-class wrestling organization, is an understatement and a dream come true. . . . What’s great is the entire TNA organization stands in full support of my music life with the Smashing Pumpkins. In return, I’m fully committed to using my 30 years of entertainment experience, along with my deep-rooted passion for pro wrestling, to take on the thrilling challenge of creatively contributing to IMPACT WRESTLING, finding and developing new talent, and working eye-to-eye with the best-of-the-best. For as cultures currently evolve at great speed, so must pro wrestling meet and supersede such expectations to thrive.”
TNA’s Josh Matthews interviewed Billy Corgan about the appointment. Watch the video of this interview below.