Billy Corgan's Fight Club: Inside Resistance Pro Wrestling

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In a warehouse in Chicago, one would think Billy Corgan, founder of the best-selling alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins, would be hard at work on his next album, Oceania, which drops June 19.

While Corgan did bring a guitar to the Teamsters Auditorium on South Marshfield Road in early May, he was actually there overseeing the creative direction of Resistance Pro, a new wrestling league founded by Corgan and the Baron brothers, Jacques and Gabriel.  

Rock n' roll for me at some point became too obvious and too commercial and too corporate and too predicable.—Billy Corgan 

Over the next four weeks, Bleacher Report will release a new video every Tuesday going behind the scenes of Corgan's venture into the world of sports entertainment. On the subject of wrestling, Corgan states:

It still has that rebellion built into it. There's actually an opportunity by being radical and being rebellious you can succeed and that was exciting to me.

Check out Part 1 of "Billy Corgan's Fight Club: Inside Resistance Pro Wrestling" and subscribe now to stay tuned for more over the next few weeks.

Part 1—Billy's New Band
Part 2—Release June 19
Part 3—Release June 26

Part 4—Release July 3 

Want to see Resistance Pro for yourself?

Check out Resistance Pro: Taken by Force LIVE
Friday, June 15, 2012
Excalibur Nightclub, 632 N. Dearborn St.

Director / Producer
Weston Green

Editor / Producer 
Jacques del Conte

Camera Ops.
Chris Cascarano
Chuck Przybyl

Special Thanks
Jacques and Gabriel Baron
Lissa Druss Christman
Billy Corgan
Todd Frugia
Chris Nowinski
Chase Turner

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