Billy Corgan talks about his wrestling gig to the Chicago Tribune

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In a new interview with the Chicago Tribune Billy Corgan says he remembers watching wrestling at the age of 4 with his grandfather and great-grandmother.

Billy explains how wrestling at Resistance Pro is different than other wrestling done today “We’re more akin to a ’60s or ’70s wrestling company as to how we pace and how we work with talent. It’s got a different feel to it. … We’re fan-friendly in that way and people really seem to like what we’re doing, which is really hard to achieve at an “indie” level. We don’t have the big video screen, we don’t have the big explosions, so we have to work that much harder to make what happens in those few hours really count.”

If you don’t already know Billy’s main role with Resistance Pro is the creative director. He writes the storyline and it is something he puts a lot of time into

” I meditate on them for months at a time. Currently we’re running around once a month. I would like to run a lot more. The story lines are all connected but you have to sort of take into account that maybe somebody seeing this show wouldn’t have seen that show. You have to take into account how it works against the whole, so if you do one thing that overshines the whole show then it’s a bad show — you can’t have everything be a 10 out of 10. Some things have to be a 4 out of 10 or 5 out of 10 to set something up for the following month. So everything is in constant flux. You have to decide where to push the gas pedal down and where to ease it back up a little.”

One rule of wrestling at Resistance Pro is safety. Corgan told the Tribune”We have a “no weapons to head” policy. Wrestling has a long tradition of hitting people on the head with chairs, and that’s banned. Second, you have to create a culture where people don’t see having a head injury any different than, say, having a knee injury. We don’t punish people for being injured.”

The next Resistance Pro show is April 28th (the day before the Smashing Pumpkins start their world tour).