TNA wrestler Abyss (a/k/a Chris Parks) spoke with Huffington Post about Marilyn Manson’s song “The Nobodies” being used as the theme song for his Decay tag team. “Billy Corgan has been a big catalyst,” Abyss said. “He’s taken it under his wing. He went to Marilyn Manson for us, for the company, and secured the rights to ‘The Nobodies’ — the music we’re using — which I think is huge.”
Abyss also spoke about his Decay partner Crazzy Steve and their valet Rosemary. “Rosemary is very young, very athletic, very passionate,” he said. “Crazzy Steve, he hasn’t even had a chance to scratch the surface of what he can do. I think this is really going to do wonders for them. As young, up-and-coming talent with the company, and me being kind of the old, grizzly, wily veteran, I think it’s a great mixture of old and new. There’s a lot of excitement for it.” Read the full story at HuffingtonPost.com.
Powell’s POV: The Decay act has breathed new life into the Abyss act. For those who aren’t watching Impact, Decay is truly unique and the video packages that TNA uses for them help make the trio stand out. Corgan also lined up the song “Doll Parts” for TNA’s Dollhouse faction. It seems like a mutually beneficial deal for TNA and the artists. After all, “Doll Parts” was released in 1994 and “The Nobodies” was released in 2000, so it brings some level of attention to the artists and songs that don’t get much air play in 2016. My only critique is that TNA has shown an early tendency to overplay the songs. The novelty of having “Doll Parts” wore off quickly as a result of that.