BILLY CORGAN DISCUSSES USING PRO WRESTLING ELEMENTS IN HIS PUBLIC PERSONA By Steven Fernandes on 2015-06-05 21:58:17
Rolling Stone did an interview with Billy Corgan to talk about touring with Marilyn Manson in July. There is a bit mention of wrestling where he is asked if he brings elements of wrestling to his performances now. "I've been doing it for 20 years. People are just not wise enough to understand that they're being, as we say in wrestling, worked. My public image is based on a series of things that I have done as a performance artist to convince people that I'm somebody that I am not. I've done it for so long and so well that people actually think I'm that person – so then I am asked in my current reality to answer to something that I did as an artist with the idea that somehow I was a real person who didn't have the sentient intelligence to know that I was being ridiculous."