Since professional wrestling is as popular as ever with WWF's Monday Night Raw and WCW's Monday Nitro getting huge ratings week in and out...Whoa, sorry about that.
For some reason, I was thinking it was 1998.
But the fact that it's 2011 isn't stopping Billy Corgan (formerly/currently ofSmashing Pumpkins) from starting his own professional wrestling company. For realz.
Corgan appeared on My Fox Chicago yesterday morning to not really promote the Smashing Pumpkins' show tonight at the Riviera Theatre, but to talk his newest venture, Resistance Pro Wrestling.
This isn't the first time Corgan has been involved in pro wrestling. An admitted fan of the "sport," Corgan's most famous wrestling incident happened in 2000 on Extreme Championship Wresting. During an ECW taping in Peoria, IL, Corgan used an acoustic guitar as a weapon to take down Lou D'Angeli, a.k.a. wrestler/manager Lou E. Dangerously.
When asked in his Fox interview if Corgan would in fact be wrestling - and thinking about it, seeing Corgan's head get crushed by a folding chair might make me feel a little better about his shitting on the Pumpkins' name for the last few years - Corgan said that his role is primarily on the creative side.
So, Resistance Pro Wrestling's first event, dubbed Black Friday, goes down on November 25 at Excalibur. Corgan also stated that the Aragon is a potential venue for future events. That's...cool? I don't even know anymore.
Anyway, check out video Corgan's full interview on My Fox Chicago below.