Billy Corgan Named President of Pro Wrestling Company

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Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs during 2015 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on March 29, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Billy Corgan has been tapped as president of Impact Ventures, the parent company of TNA Wrestling.

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The Smashing Pumpkins frontman joined the company last year and had previously served as senior producer of creative and talent development at TNA Wrestling.

“I believe in this company, its passionate fans, the talented roster and the dedicated staff and crew,” Corgan said in a statement. “I am committed to this great opportunity and will use all of my resources and connections to drive the success of this company. This year we have made significant strides in establishing a strong foundation for our future and will be aggressive in continuing to evolve and grow the Impact brands.”

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In his new role, the 49-year-old musician will be responsible for leading day-to-day operations for Impact and its affiliated brands. Current president Dixie Carter, meanwhile, has been named chairman and chief strategy officer of Impact.

“Billy is a visionary, an iconic artist and savvy businessman with an incredibly gifted creative mind. He has built a decades-long successful global brand, and also has a deep passion and understanding for professional wrestling,” Carter said in a statement. “In working with Billy over the last 16 months, he has impressed me to the point that I’ve been in discussions with him to take an elevated strategic leadership role within the company. The more we discussed our vision for the organization, the clearer it became that position needed to match his commitment."

Impact Wrestling airs Thursdays on Pop.