As previously reported, Billy Corgan launched a Chicago-based indie pro-wrestling promotion called Resistance Pro Wrestling last year. Since then, the company has run a handful of shows, and from what I’ve read about them, they’ve generally been pretty good, and Corgan’s role has mostly been behind the scenes. And Corgan may soon turn that behind-the-scenes role into a reality show.
As ProWrestling.Com points out, Corgan recently mentioned in a radio interview that he’s been working with a reality-show producer and taking meetings to put together a show about the day-to-day business of running a small-time pro-wrestling company, which, at least to me, is a pretty fucking fascinating subject.
Here’s what Corgan says:
“We just signed a deal with a big reality show producer. A guy with an incredible track record. We’re in good hands…. We believe that wrestling is fascinating on many many levels– socially, politically, even economically. The struggles independent wrestlers go through to try to find work, those are real struggles that anybody can identify with. We want to show what goes on in a wrestling company behind the scenes… I’ve had like nine or ten meetings so far about it with different people. A lot of them wanted to know if this would be your typical manufactured reality show, and I told them that with a wrestling company, you don’t have to manufacture reality. There’s plenty of it to go around.”
So yeah, I’d watch that.