It was announced Monday that Corgan has taken a new role on TNA’s weekly TV show, Impact. Corgan’s official title is Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development. Which basically means, he’ll be writing storylines and creating new gimmicks for the superstars.
He announced the move on Twitter Monday morning:
Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t do ANYTHING half way. And to @IMPACTWRESTLING‘s credit they brought me in to make things happen
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) April 27, 2015
The huge wrestling mark, also released a statement regarding his involvement with the company via Pitchfork:
Saying I’m humbled and honoured by this opportunity to be part of TNA, a world-class wrestling organization, is an understatement and a dream come true. 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.
Below is an exclusive interview TNA announcer Josh Mathews did with Billy Corgan Monday, officially announcing the singer joining TNA Wrestling:
This is not the first time the two teamed up together. It was in 2009, Corgan helped promote a TNA event by narrating the lyrics to the Smashing Pumpkins hit, Bullet with Butterfly Wings. Watch it Here.