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Billy Corgan Vs. TNA Wrestling

Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan is grappling with the professional wrestling league that also employs him.

According to TMZ, Corgan is suing the owners of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling -- of which he's president -- and asking for a restraining order against its owners. The issue isn't exactly clear, as the lawsuit is currently sealed.

A spokesperson for Corgan issued a statement that, "As president, Billy Corgan is looking out for the long-term interest of the company, its employees, its talent, as well as its stakeholders and contractors." Corgan has put his own money into TNA and was reportedly set to take a majority stake in the company.

Corgan previously founded Resistance Pro Wresting in 2011, leaving that company in 2014.

Meanwhile, there's still no word on a reunion of Smashing Pumpkins' original lineup, which has been hinted throughout the year.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.