AMC Greenlights Billy Corgan’s Wrestling Show
A couple of years ago, Billy Corgan, a longtime wrestling fan, helped start Resistance Pro Wrestling, an independent wrestling league in Chicago. A few months ago, we learned that AMC was developing a reality show about Corgan and his involvement in the company. And now we learn that Billy Corgan and his pro grappler associates will indeed be coming to our televisions, and on the same network that brought us Don Draper and Walter White. TV By The Numbers reports that AMC has ordered the show, which still has no title, to series. It’s one of three new AMC reality shows, along with Visionaries, about Hollywood set builders, and something called Celebrity All-Star Bowling. Here’s how Corgan’s show is described: “Corgan will take us behind the scenes of this fascinating world, from creating storylines to choreographing fights to managing intense post-match locker room arguments, and will reveal that the most dramatic stories often take place outside of the ring.” The hour-long show has an initial order of eight episodes. I’m kind of excited? At the very least, I’m interested to see what they do with the unavoidable reality that Billy Corgan is taller than most pro wrestlers.