Billy Corgan on changing the TNA name, the possibility of CM Punk returning to pro wrestling

imgresBilly Corgan spoke with ESPN and said he will change the TNA name if he is successful in his attempt to purchase the company. “The ultimate success in business is really carving out a singular identity so that when people think of that identity, even if they don’t like it, they see that as your own,” Corgan said. “I think that is infinitely more valuable than, ‘Yeah, I like them too.’ I never wanted to be in a band where people said, ‘Yeah, I like them too.’ You are either going to love us or hate us, but being in between is just not interesting to me.”

Corgan also spoke about the possibility of working with CM Punk. “I hope that someone who is so gifted comes back to professional wrestling if he wants to be there,” Corgan said. “So of course I would just love to see him in a ring. If it’s our ring, even better. Even if he just wanted to be involved, I would love to have that conversation with him.” Read the full interview at ESPN.com.

Powell’s POV: Amen on the name change. As for Punk, I don’t think he would return to the company to work for current management, but I’m taking a never say never approach to working with new management if Corgan is able to purchase the company. Corgan also addressed wanting to limit his on-air appearances, the possibility of a full-length Final Deletion type movie, and more.


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Readers Comments (1)

  1. I dunno about the name change. I like that TNA is only 3 syllables and is easy to say and chant. Always hated the letter W for being 3 syllables all by itself and then you add more and it’s already a mouthful (webpage addresses are so tedious to spell out)

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