Billy Corgan: If You’re Not Going To Watch Tyrus, You’re Not A Wrestling Fan

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NWA President Billy Corgan discusses NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tyrus‘ work with FOX News and shares his thoughts on those who take issue with it.

In an interview with Ryan Glasspiegel of the New York Post, Corgan discussed Tyrus’ association with FOX News and emphasized that he doesn’t cater to people whose willingness to watch the product would be affected by someone’s political views entering the realm of wrestling. He cited classic wrestling and stated that Tyrus brings the heat. Corgan then claimed that if viewers aren’t going to watch him, then they’re not wrestling fans.

“I think if people bring those things into the realm of wrestling, and it changes their willingness to watch, that’s not a customer that I am catering to,” Corgan said. “I grew up in a time of old-school heat. Old-school heat was the Polish guy told the German guy, using World War II references, that he was gonna beat him up. Very politically incorrect.”

“When Tyrus walks through the door, he brings the heat, and if you’re not gonna watch him, then you’re not a wrestling fan. I’m not booking a charity. I’m booking a professional wrestling company.”

Corgan continued by describing how he didn’t think it would be right to deny Tyrus the opportunity to appear on another platform, and he expressed his belief that dissenting voices should have a seat at the table.

“There are people that have a problem with the New York Post,” Corgan said. “If that was going to deny you opportunities in the world to appear on a show, or write for another magazine, that’s not a world that I want to live in.

“I believe that dissenting voices should have a seat at the table and let the American public decide which is more important on any particular argument. I don’t believe in canceling out a voice because you’re not comfortable with their perspective, and that’s somehow supposed to translate into professional wrestling.”

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