Billy Corgan the man himself speaks on getting the job as president of Impact Wrestling and speaks on what’s going on with the Smashing Pumpkins.
He says he’s speaking to D’arcy Wretzky again so does that mean there will be an original Pumpkins reunion someday? He says that isn’t happening right now but if it did, it would be about the music and for the fans.
As for his new job for Impact Wrestling, his fans are shitting on him for it but he makes it clear here that he doesn’t care what people think. Billy is getting into Impact Wrestling ’cause he has a passion for the wrestling business and going after his dream. There’s nothing wrong with that. Billy is going after his dreams and achieving them. What are you doing? I admire Billy for that.
This is a pretty cool video that he did. I’m a big Smashing Pumpkins fan myself. I think the reason he wants to work with wrestling ’cause maybe he’s getting burnt out with the music and wants to do something different for a change? A lot of Pumpkins fans are upset at Billy for getting into wrestling but hey, the man wants to do what he wants to do which is great. I respect people for doing what they want in life and not giving a shit and you should too.
Since Billy Corgan has now been signed as the president of Impact Wrestling (formerly known as TNA), that means Billy is the official boss of the company. He’ll be running everything which is a big responsibility. Billy’s love for wrestling is nothing new. He’s been talking about his love for wrestling in interviews for many years.
There’s a rumor going around out there that Dixie Carter’s wrestling company, “Impact Wrestling” is getting cancelled by Destination America which is a cable TV network. Why is it getting cancelled? While the ratings of their shows were pretty good, they feel it wasn’t good enough to justify the total cost of the programming. Plus, advertisers didn’t want to advertise their products and services specifically during Impact Wrestling. There’s also speculation that “Impact Wrestling” (formerly known at TNA) maybe going of business.
While it is sad news, it doesn’t surprise me ’cause I only watched “Impact Wrestling” when Sting, Mick Foley, Ric Flair and Bully Ray were in the company. I lost interest in “Impact Wrestling” after they all left. While I respect the fact that the company stays true to wrestling, their storylines and feuds really suck.
While the company is being cancelled completely by a TV network, I don’t think “Impact Wrestling” is going out of business so there’s nothing to worry about. I think Dixie Carter and the team will find a different network to air their shows. I’m sure they will get picked up by a different network. I don’t think “Impact Wrestling” will be going away anytime soon.
If “Impact Wrestling” is gonna go out of business then that will be pretty sad ’cause I would feel bad for the wrestlers on their roster and all the crew who put the show together ’cause they’ll be out of work. It’s weird ’cause Billy Corgan just signed on to work with them and now they’re getting cancelled?
I totally blame Hulk Hogan on the destruction of “Impact Wrestling”. When Hulk worked for them, he claimed that he was gonna make the company bigger and better but he didn’t. All he did was run the company to the ground just like he did with WCW. Now he destroyed, “Impact Wrestling”.
The frontman and founder of the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, has taken his wrestling dreams to another level. He has officially joined Impact Wrestling (formerly known as “TNA”). Billy didn’t join as a wrestler though, he’s just gonna serve as a senior producer of creative and talent development. Meaning that he is probably gonna be in charge of the creative writing and be a mentor to some wrestlers of it’s roster.
It’s no secret that Billy Corgan is a professional wrestling fanatic like myself.
I don’t think Corgan is gonna compete in an actual wrestling match ’cause I would think he doesn’t have any wrestling skills. He just gets himself involved in professional wrestling ’cause he’s simply a huge fan and he just wants to be a part of it somehow.
I’m sure Corgan will be involved in storylines and feuds with wrestlers… I’m sure he’s gonna make some TV appearances on “Impact Wrestling”.
I haven’t watched “Impact Wrestling” in a long time. I used to watch TNA a lot in the past, though. Stopped for a while. I’ll have to get back into it again.
Wonder what this means for the Smashing Pumpkins? There was some talks that Billy was thinking about hanging up the band for good ’cause he wants to be done and move on. Why do you think he wants to be called, William Patrick Corgan instead of “Billy”? I love the Smashing Pumpkins though, always did.
Just so you know that there is another wrestling company called TNA Impact that could use more support. They already do have a lot of support ’cause TNA Impact is getting bigger.
Instead of WWE fans threatening to unsubscribe to WWE Network, why don’t they all give up watching WWE and watch TNA instead? I used to watch TNA a lot and thinking about starting to watch them again.
If you want actual “wrestling” and sexy women, watch TNA instead. Best of all TNA has Kurt Angle who all the wrestling fans like. Fuck WWE.
Someday, I think TNA is gonna be bigger than WWE. It’ll happen. Love TNA or hate ’em, they are becoming more successful.
TNA Impact was a company founded by wrestlers Jeff and Jerry Jarrett but later Dixie Carter took over the company. TNA Impact has a lot of former WWE guys you might recognize.
TNA does have some problems in their writing and matches too but hey, at least they still brought us actual “wrestling”. TNA is not a bad company. TNA is the company that has wrestlers such as Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Awesome Kong, etc. You should check ’em out yourself.
I think one day WWE fans will switch to TNA and many have already done that.
I haven’t been watching WWE RAW. Haven’t been watching RAW for the past 9 or 10 weeks now. Yeah, I take breaks from watching WWE for a long while when they start to get bad again but the company is getting really bad again. The WWE is at their worst right now. Why am I all fed up with WWE and professional wrestling all-around? I even stopped watching TNA wrestling ’cause I refuse to support Hulk Hogan.
The wrestling industry isn’t the same anymore. I miss the old days of Attitude Era of the old WWF and WCW Monday Nitro when they used to be around. They were great days of wrestling! I miss the old days so bad! I can’t stand today’s wrestling. The writing is not getting any better. The wrestling sucks. The card on RAW and the PPV’s are not as good anymore. I’m sick of the WWE shoving John Cena in our faces all the time, I’ve had it. Also matches are too predictable.
I don’t think I’ll ever get back to watching wrestling again. I’m serious about this. Don’t get me wrong, though, I still respect the performers and still LOVE the wrestlers. I just want the good wrestling back like everyone else. It’s sad how the wrestling industry is now. TNA’s Impact Wrestling is even not that good anymore as well. I used to watch TNA but stopped as soon as they signed Hulk Hogan. WWE and TNA are both shit companies right now.
Look, I understand both companies had to change in order to stay in the mainstream. Completely understandable but it would be nice if these companies would give what wrestling fans want to see but they don’t care. All these companies care about is jerking themselves off with money and ratings.
I’ll always be a wrestling fan and will have a passion for professional wrestling but like everyone else, I don’t like how it is right now. Plus, I’m getting too old to be liking this stuff as I’m heading into my 40’s and need to grow out of it. Wrestling should be about wrestling. Not a soap opera or Sesame Street. I like wrestling when it’s dark, intense and violent. Sometimes WWE can actually be good today as CM Punk is still a great performer and some of the things he does is still worth watching. I just don’t appreciate what wrestling is anymore as I’ve been a fan my whole life. Yes, I’ve been a fan of wrestling ever since I was a child.
Today’s wrestling is not how I want it to be.
Ya know, it wouldn’t surprise me at all, if Hogan was the one who set up the idea to bang Bubba’s wife, and Hogan himself actually set the video camera up in that room. Why would Hulk do something like this if it’s true? Think about it, this is a big money making opportunity for Hulk. His previous wife, Linda, left him, and Hulk is probably going broke, so he sues Bubba for $100 million, hoping to get rich quick. I like how Howard Stern is trying to play peacemaker and end this whole drama. You can’t trust Hulk and looks like Howard can’t trust him either since it looks like he’s on Bubba’s side. I’m sure this won’t even land in court ’cause it would be hard to find out who the put the video camera in there. My money, is that Hulk is behind this whole thing himself, for sure.
More on the story, here.
Even though I’m still a fan and still respect the professional wrestling industry, I just wish it can all get better. Not just with WWE, TNA needs to get better too. I like both companies. I still watch both as much as I can.
There are some good things and bad things about the WWE. The bad things, I actually don’t mind their “PG” rating, ’cause that’s how WWE started out in the 80’s. I just want their wrestling and promos to get better. The word, “promos”, another wrestling term where a wrestler gives a speech out in the ring. In the WWE, there are very few of today’s wrestlers that puts on very good promos, like CM Punk and Jericho. Those guys are still amazing on the mic, but everyone else in WWE? *yawn*
The guys in TNA seems to be much better at promos than WWE ’cause they are a TV-14 company. I think Bully Ray, who works for TNA, is one of the best wrestling heels I’ve seen in a long time. Bully Ray is what keeps me watching TNA I think. Bully Ray, used to be one of the Dudley Boyz (a former WWE tag team). Bully is a great character and he’s the best at doing promos in TNA, than anybody in their roster. The whole point of TNA is that they are competing against WWE. All of TNA’s ppvs and storylines are pretty much the same as WWE’s but it’s their own version.
The problem with today’s professional wrestling, is that it’s all too mainstream now. It’s not like what it used to be in the old days. The old days was “true” wrestling. The old days, they tried to treat it like an actual sport, but now it’s “sports entertainment”. Today’s wrestling is not special anymore. The old days would have some of the most amazing matches I’ve ever seen, more guys would cut great promos back then too! It really is sad how wrestling is today.
I still do enjoy watching WWE shows live in person though. I just enjoy seeing the performers enjoying themselves out there. Whether they’re badguy wrestlers, or good guys, I respect them all. It’s just a wrestling show! Yes, I have been criticized and been made fun of for my love of professional wrestling, but I’m a fan ’cause I respect what these guys do. They work hard to entertain fans and very good at it. I just want both companies to get better like everyone else. People complain about WWE and TNA ’cause we want to see good wrestling matches and we aren’t getting any of that. It’s all storylines and soap opera stuff these days.
For a long while now, Kurt Angle has been trying to make a big comeback to amateur wrestling for the Olympics, this year in London. In 1996, Kurt won a gold medal even though he had an injured neck (fracturing two of his cervical vertebrae, herniating two discs, and pulling four muscles), but he won the bout anyway against, Abbas Jadidi, an Iranian wrestler.
Kurt’s been trying really hard to make the Olympics again, but now his dream of an Olympics comeback looks to be over. During training sessions, he tore an MCL in his right knee and tore his right hamstring muscle. He was going to try out for the Team Trials in Iowa, in hopes of making the London Olympics, but he decided to pull out. The injuries look serious.
More on the story, here.
Well, after years of Kurt working for professional wrestling companies like WWE and TNA, and when you’re getting older, your body can’t take it anymore. Amateur wrestling is real wrestling. Not fake wrestling like you see in entertainment. Even though entertainment wrestling is fake, you still have to be physical and yes, it’s still a “sport”, in professional wrestling, no matter what you think of it.
While I feel bad for Kurt, this was expected to happen, so I’m not surprised at all. He shouldn’t have worked for TNA after all these years and put his focus on the Olympics instead. His years of working in the professional wrestling industry is what put his Olympics dream to an end.
It would be cool to see Kurt make it in the Olympics and see him win another medal. He should have seen this coming.
Just two weeks after the Hulkster lost big time with the divorce settlement, Hulk decides to sue his ex-wife Linda, for defamation on domestic violence accusations she made against him in her book. Hulk is not asking for money in the suit, he just wants the trial by jury and wants the books banned in bookstores and internet sales.
More on the story, here.
I’m totally siding with Linda on this one. Hulk is a lying piece of shit, ego-maniac who thinks the world revolves around him. Whether it’s true that he beat her up or not, Hulk needs to get the hint that nobody cares for Hulkamania anymore. I hope the judge dismisses this suit. It’s just proves that Hulk is a coward, he only handles things through lawyers instead of talking to her himself. Idiot.
Even though I haven’t been watching RAW for the past several weeks, I had to watch last Monday’s RAW ’cause the Rock was going to appear. I love the Rock. Dwayne Johnson is always awesome, but last Monday’s show was terrible. It was a 3 hour special of RAW. Mick Foley came back that night, who is another hero of mine.
They’re really trying to make everything you see in WWE TV being real, when it isn’t. They’re trying to make all the storylines believable. I just don’t like how they’re ignoring the wrestling part of it and concentrating on the entertainment stuff.
I totally miss the old days of WWE, man. Back in the old days were really great. That’s when WWE was special, the Attitude Era. Now WWE is for kids.
It is why I watch TNA Impact every week now, ’cause they concentrate on the wrestling part of things. I want to see wrestling, not a fucking circus or a soap opera, come on. Even though I don’t like how WWE is going, I’ll always respect the performers. There are still talented performers in the WWE today, it’s just that I don’t like the PG rating like everyone else.
I’ve watched WWE pretty much my entire life and I didn’t think I would ever give up on them. I’ve had it with WWE. Their storylines lately are looking like stuff that you can read from pre-school childrens books. That’s how family friendly they’re getting. Almost feels like you’re watching Sesame Street.
I really miss the old days. At least TNA knows what real wrestling is all about, they’re doing a good job. I”ve been liking TNA more and more as I watch. I’m about to watch TNA Impact, tonight.