These days, Billy Corgan seems more interested in being Vince McMahon than pumpkin-smashing. He has a longstanding obsession with the "sport": He recorded a track called "G.L.O.W." ("Glorious Ladies of Wrestling"), appeared on Sirius XM's Right After Wrestling show, and released that strange fighting video for "Owata." Corgan is now taking his love of fake punches and soap opera storylines to the next level by launching his own pro wrestling company, Resistance Pro.
"The opportunity to be a part of a different kind of independent company in Resistance Pro was just too good for me to pass up," Corgan wrote in a long mission statement about his fledgling league. "My job, if you can call it that, is to write the angles and set the tone for the future vision of the company. I believe I bring to the table a unique set of experiences from the music business that translate to how to engage a fan's deeper interest, whether it be in the ring or hopefully one day on television." Here's a storyline suggestion, inspired by true events: Fire everyone in the league, hire a bunch of new talent, and still call the company "Resistance Pro."
As kids, it was cool to watch the Undertaker put Yokozuna in a Tombstone and pile-drive him or whatever the verb is, but a 44-year-old rocker starting his own league is a little extreme. Corgan's first event will take place on November 25th at Chicago's Excalibur. Check out the Resistance Pro site for tickets and t-shirts (the league's slogan: You Prayed... We Answered). Watch Billy talking about his new job on My Fox Chicago.
- Billy Corgan