Monday, April 27, 2015

Billy Corgan Is a Poor Man's Bob Mould*

Corgan's gonna bring some angst to the TNA boardroom
Photo via Rolling Stone

Following in the footsteps of Hüsker Dü's Bob Mould and actor Freddy Prinze, Jr., Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has landed a job in a televised wrestling company's creative team, as he was announced today as the newest member of TNA Wrestling's writing staff. Corgan is neither a stranger to TNA or wrestling. He's been friendly with fellow rich conservative Dixie Carter for awhile now, and his interest in wrestling manifested itself when he was the money mark/figurehead of the Chicago-based Resistance Pro Wrestling, the company that brought you "Domestic violence!" chants during a wrestling match at the first National Pro Wrestling Day.

Corgan's hiring brings some positive publicity to the embattled wrestling company, which has had reported issues of paying employees on time lately. It is unknown how much prowess he'll have in the writer's room. He left the day-to-day operations of R-Pro to the Baron Bros. and acted more or less as a public mascot for the company. However, he will be getting his hands dirty in TNA. I'd say things can't get any worse in TNA, but I haven't watched it in over a year, and I hear that it has some good things going on creatively. Still, it's funny that one of the most noted megalomaniacs in rock 'n roll is going to work on a team of writers in pro wrestling, a business that seems on par with music in terms of ego-feeding and credit-mongering. It should be interesting, to say the least.

*- Headline courtesy of Dylan Hales