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Billy Corgan reveals he’s setting up a wrestling-reality project



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Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins joined Mister Saint Laurent on MLW Radio this week to discuss his new wrestling company, Resistance Pro, as well as his upcoming album, Oceania. He revealed that he intends to launch a reality TV show about what it’s like running a wrestling organization.

“I’m doing a lot of behind the scenes stuff. We’re trying to get a reality show made. We just signed a deal with a big reality show producer. A guy with an incredible track record. We’re in good hands.”

“We believe that wrestling is fascinating on many many levels. Socially, politically, even economically. The struggles independent wrestlers go through to try to find work. Those are real struggles that anybody can identify with. We want to show what goes on in a wrestling company behind the scenes. I’ve had like nine or ten meetings so far about it. With different people. A lot of them wanted to know if this would be your typical manufactured reality show and I told them that with a wrestling company, you don’t have to manufacture reality. There’s plenty of it to go around.”

The full interview is available right now on MLW.com and includes Corgan’s thoughts on Harry Smith potentially returning to WWE, industry expectations for his new album and much more. The new Smashing Pumpkins album, Oceania, will be available in stores and online starting June 19.

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4 Responses

  1. rob says:

    I like his approach. I’ve discussed wrestling at a high level in my post graduate education and many department heads feel these ideas could carry a doctoral candidate to a ph d. This could easily incorporate elements of sociology, cultural geography as well as phenomenology … however, I like Corgan’s slant on economics. Pretty interesting and high brow stuff. Just the way I like my wrasslin’.

  2. -J- says:

    when hollywood gets done with it, we’ll have another mcw or rasslin dating game.

  3. Patrick says:

    Good, stay with wrestling & stop making terrible music.

  4. Matthew says:

    @Patrick
    Don’t hate man, haha. Their music is better than whats out now.
    I hope the show does well

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