FOX News Covers Billy Corgan’s TNA Signing, Corgan Says TNA Characters Might Explore “Race or Transgender” Issues

billy-corganAs noted, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has joined the TNA creative team, and FOX News has published an article covering Corgan’s announcement.

The article notes Corgan signing with TNA comes off the heels of WWE and NBCUniversal launching their “For the Hero in All of Us” campaign, and mistakenly says the brand “plays up the heroic and charitable works by such wrestlers as Tony Cena.”

Corgan had the following to say about the direction of TNA creative, and the possibility of the company exploring new creative themes:

“There is a tremendous opportunity to go into really fresh, new directions. Having characters who explore race or transgender issues is certainly a possibility.

There are ways to explore those themes in ways that are productive, create new stars and show that value-based ‘babyfaces’, no matter what their background, no matter where they come from, can draw new audiences and inspire people in new ways.”