Billy Corgan of the Smashing Punmpkins has joined TNA Wrestling as Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development. According to Entertainment Weekly, Corgan is to start immediately and will be responsible for developing characters and creating story lines for show programs including Impact Wrestling.
“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,” Corgan said in a press release release. “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.”
The President of TNA, Dixie Carter also commented on Corgan’s abilities. The two have been friendly for years, and Carter explained that Corgan has an unexpectedly vast knowledge and understanding of professional wrestling.
“He has always impressed me with his creativity and passion for our business, said Carter.” Billy is truly gifted and understands the emotion tied to the psychology of connecting with an audience. The more we talked, the more I realized his perspective has the potential to make a huge impact on our brand.”