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    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:45:14

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    Three Reasons We Care About the Singer's New Gig...Smashing Pumpkins or smashing skulls?

    TNA Entertainment has confirmed that a chrome-domed, alt rock icon of the '90s—that'd be Billy Corgan, founder of Smashing Pumpkins— is joining TNA Wrestling as Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development, effective immediately.

    In this position, Corgan will develop characters and create storylines for TNA's flagship program IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcast Friday nights at 9/8c on Destination America, as well as other TNA programming.

    

"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," said Corgan. "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."

    

Here are three reasons we care about B. Corgan x TNA.

    He has written amazing stories in his songs and he is a huge wrestling fan, so his talent and his passion are going to converge perfectly here. Expect great things.

    We want to see Billy Corgan create a character for himself and to get in the ring. Maybe he can go mano y mano, leotard y leotard with Art Alexakis of Everclear, another '90s alt rocker.

    Wrestling is a male soap opera and Corgan's work is often dramatic, so the confluence will make sense.

    
Yes, we will tune in.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.29.15


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