Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan has been hired as the as the TNA senior producer of creative and talent development reports Variety.com. Corgan who was head of creative for Resistance Pro Wrestling group told the website:
“There is a tremendous opportunity to go into really fresh, new directions,” Corgan explained in an interview. Having characters who explore race or transgender issues is certainly a possibility, he suggested. “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.”
TNA president Dixie Carter added: "We need to make our existing characters have a greater depth to them," Carter said. "We want the stories to have a depth and a meaning to someone that is relevant today. Billy can really help that."