Billy Corgan attempting to launch a pro wrestling reality show

Posted in: MISC News, Interview Highlights
Jun 4, 2012 - 11:50 AM

Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins joined Mister Saint Laurent on MLW Radio to discuss his new wrestling company, Resistance Pro, as well as his upcoming album, Oceania. He also 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," Corgan said. "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." To listen to the full interview, visit

Powell's POV: Corgan's group Resistance Pro is based in Chicago and has been using a lot of name talent. Other interview topics include Corgan's thoughts on Harry "D.H." Smith possibly returning to WWE, the industry expectations for his new album, and more. The new Smashing Pumpkins album, Oceania, will be available in stores and online on June 19.

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