Billy Corgan Might Soon Own TNA Wrestling

BsQueeGee l Tuesday, November 6, 2013

I would have never thought that Smashing Pumpkins front man, Billy Corgan, was a wrestling fan. A while back ago I did read where he was making an apperance on a wrestling show or something, but now it looks like he's jumping in the ring, so to speak. 

As reported by Kyle McGovern in Spin Magazine 

Billy Corgan is best known as frontman for the Smashing Pumpkins, but the alt-rock icon also moonlights (bizarrely) as commissioner for Resistance Pro Wrestling, a professional wrestling company he founded in 2011. Now, it looks as though Corgan is about to throw some added muscle behind his in-the-ring ambitions. According to Alternative Nation, the 46-year-old is on the cusp of purchasing Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, the second-largest pro wrestling promoter in America.

The site reported on November 2 that a "secondhand source" who happens to be a "key figure" in the rumored TNA sales discussions said that Corgan is deep into talks to buy the company. As of now, specifics aren't clear — the source couldn't confirm what percentage of TNA Wrestling the singer is looking to purchase — but the insider insisted that the sale is pretty much a "done deal."

Corgan collaborated with TNA years before this rumored business deal. Stereogum notes that the Smashing Pumpkins mastermind appeared in the opening of TNA's 2009 Lockdownspecial, performing a spoken-word snippet of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness mega-hit "Bullet With Butterfly Wings." 



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