Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Nov 15, 2014 18:12:49 GMT -6
Billy Corgan via Twitter confirming his departure from Resistance Pro Wrestling in Chicago.
For those interested, I've left RESISTANCE PRO WRESTLING, officially and unofficially. Details to follow in the coming weeks — Billy Corgan (@billy) November 15, 2014 And though this is by no means a way to reach them, I'd like to thank the talented wrestlers, managers, and valets I've worked with — Billy Corgan (@billy) November 15, 2014
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Nov 15, 2014 18:13:19 GMT -6
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan announced this morning via Twitter that he has severed ties with Chicago-based Resistance Pro Wrestling, which he was involved in on a financial and creative level since it was launched in January 2011.
The promotion was slated to have a reality series this Fall on AMC which was canceled when the cable network opted to kill off their reality projects.
Resistance Pro, also owned by Gabe and Jacques Baron, is slated to return to action in January 2015.
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Nov 18, 2014 18:09:35 GMT -6
CORGAN'S NEXT GIG: Billy Corgan has left the Resistance Pro Wrestling promotion and is moving on to musical theater. Corgan will reportedly write and co-produce a musical titled “The 48-Hour Musicals: Encore!” that runs December 4-14 at The Musical Theatre Company in the Chicago area.
Billy Corgan retires from pro wrestling to launch career in musical theater
My mother always told me that when the Universe closes a door, it opens a window. Here’s the door: Billy Corgan has ended his affiliation with the Chicago-based indie wrestling promotion Resistance Pro Wrestling. Don’t worry, it’ll always be real to me, Billy.
In a statement via Twitter, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman wrote, “For those interested, I’ve left RESISTANCE PRO WRESTLING, officially and unofficially. Details to follow in the coming weeks. And though this is by no means a way to reach them, I’d like to thank the talented wrestlers, managers, and valets I’ve worked with.” Corgan served as the league’s “creative director,” helping direct character development and storylines. He was also set to appear in RPW’s upcoming AMC reality series before it was canceled mid-development.
Now, here’s the window: As Corgan departs the hallowed halls of some run-down bingo hall, he readies an entrance into the glamorous world of musical theater. Corgan is one of several names attached to the “The 48-Hour Musicals: Encore!”, which will see him writing and co-producing a 20-minute musical over the course of two days.
As The Chicago Tribune reports, Corgan’s production revolves around “the Eleusinian Mysteries, a religious rite in Ancient Greece” that celebrated “the cult of Demeter and Persephone.” In an accompanying statement, Corgan expressed a “growing” interest in musical theater, and based off recent offerings like his eight-hour, Siddhartha-inspired ambient jam, he’s got more than enough theatricality in the tank.
Corgan’s production will run December 4th-14th at The Musical Theatre Company. Below, revisit another compelling creation from Corgan during his heyday with RPW.
Of course, his theatrical debut isn’t the only thing on Corgan’s plate these days: He’s also gearing up to release Smashing Pumpkins’ new album, Monuments to an Elegy, and is writing a memoir.
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Nov 21, 2014 17:34:50 GMT -6
Resistance Pro Wrestling owners Jacques & Gabriel Baron issued the following statement to Jason Powell on the departure of musician Billy Corgan from the company as their creative director last week:
As many of you may have heard, Billy Corgan has left his role as Creative Director for RESISTANCE Pro. Owners Gabriel and Jacques Baron – as well as the staff and roster of RESISTANCE Pro – will be eternally in his debt for everything he did during his time with us. He opened up doors and offered opportunities to us that would otherwise had been unobtainable for an independent professional wrestling promotion. His creative outlook and noble dedication to charity have inspired us since day one, and we will continue to keep those lessons near and dear to our hearts. There would not have been a RESISTANCE Pro without him guiding it since its inception back in 2011, and we will always respect and be in his debt for that.
RESISTANCE Pro has always been a professional wrestling company and that is what we will continue to be. Our sense of community is the heart of the company that keeps us moving forward into 2015. The New Year offers many new possibilities, change, and a challenge to ourselves that only we can meet. On January 17, 2015 we present our first show of 2015 – ANIMALS – in this new era of RESISTANCE Pro. It's a fundraiser for the South Suburban Humane Society – a charitable cause that does amazing work in our community. We ask that longtime fans of R-Pro join us that evening to celebrate our past and the curious give us the opportunity to entertain you with an exciting new product. Our goal is to entertain and have fun while doing some good. Let's make that happen – together. Happy Holidays and thank you for your support.