Billy's show: Reality series about Corgan's wrestling league in the works

  • Colt Cabana of Resistance Pro Wrestling. (Jason Little/For RedEye)
Colt Cabana of Resistance Pro Wrestling. (Jason Little/For RedEye) (Jason Little )
June 05, 2012|RedEye

Billy Corgan's love of wrestling led him to create Resistance Pro Wrestling, which has been holding events in Chicago since November.

Now, he wants a reality television show to document Resistance Pro Wrestling.

"We just signed a deal with a big reality show producer," Corgan told MLW Radio Network. "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."

The series, Corgan said, won't focus on the action in the ring.

"We want to show what goes on in a wrestling company behind the scenes," he said.

"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."

Resistance Pro Wrestling

"Taken By Force"

6 p.m. June 15

Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn Street

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