IMPACT Ventures [IMPACT], the parent company of TNA Wrestling and IMPACT WRESTLING, announced the appointment of Billy Corgan as its new President. Dixie Carter becomes Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of IMPACT.
As President, Billy Corgan will be responsible for leading day-to-day operations for IMPACT and its affiliated brands. As Chairman, Carter will focus on long-term planning, strategic partnerships and global growth.
“Billy is a visionary, an iconic artist and savvy businessman with an incredibly gifted creative mind. He has built a decades-long successful global brand, and also has a deep passion and understanding for professional wrestling,” said Carter. “In working with Billy over the last 16 months, he has impressed me to the point that I’ve been in discussions with him to take an elevated strategic leadership role within the company. The more we discussed our vision for the organization, the clearer it became that position needed to match his commitment.
“We are entering an exciting new era for IMPACT and will be working to continue to define our brand, develop global strategies for success, and structure for future investment and growth. These moves, effective immediately, signify the team’s determination to work together to effectively cover more ground and capitalize on TNA’s current momentum that has seen ratings rise in recent months.”
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Corgan, 49, is an American musician, songwriter, producer, TV writer and poet, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins, who have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and won multiple Grammy Awards. Corgan joined IMPACT in May 2015 as a senior producer.
“I believe in this company, its passionate fans, the talented roster and the dedicated staff and crew,” said Corgan. “I am committed to this great opportunity and will use all of my resources and connections to drive the success of this company. This year we have made significant strides in establishing a strong foundation for our future and will be aggressive in continuing to evolve and grow the IMPACT brands.”
IMPACT’s flagship broadcast IMPACT WRESTLING airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Pop.
TNA BOUND FOR GLORY
TNA Wrestling’s biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory, will occur 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 2 live on pay-per-view from Universal Studios Orlando.
Recently on IMPACT WRESTLING, Ethan Carter III cemented his quest to challenge for the TNA World Title at Bound For Glory as he won the BFG Playoffs. He will face TNA World Champion and X Division Champion Lashley, who is on a path of destruction.
Also at Bound For Glory, Gail Kim will become the first female to be inducted into the prestigious TNA Hall of Fame. A five-time and first Knockouts Champion, Kim has set the standard for modern women’s professional wrestling with her athleticism and leadership.
Other Stars and Knockouts of IMPACT WRESTLING scheduled to appear at Bound for Glory include Broken Matt Hardy, “Brother Nero” Jeff Hardy, Drew Galloway, The Miracle Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis Bennett, Decay and more.
TNA ENTERTAINMENT LLC
TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, specializing in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.
The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, EC3, Lashley, Drew Galloway, the high-flying X-Division including DJ Z, and Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, through its highly successful flagship IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast, which airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Pop. The product is broadcast in more than 120 countries.
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