Billy Corgan On Tyrus: Can You Separate The Talent From The Person? It's Up To The Fans To Decide That

Billy Corgan talks about the controversy surrounding NWA Television Champion Tyrus.

Tyrus is a top wrestler within the confines of the National Wrestling Alliance. The current holder of the NWA Television Champion has resided with the promotion for nearly two years now, where he has held the aforementioned belt for over 300 days.

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In a new interview with Fightful, NWA owner Billy Corgan talked at length about Tyrus and how he separates the talent from the person.

"Yeah, I don’t get into that because to me, that’s such a weird thing. ‘Cause I get some of that, too. I always just kind of scratch my head. There’s a longstanding thing in music, if you’ll allow me to go the other direction for a second, can you separate the singer and the songs? We get into that sometimes in wrestling. Can you separate the talent as a person?"

Corgan continued on and explained how his history with Tyrus goes all the way back to his days in TNA.

"In the case of Tyrus, people need to understand that he and I go back to TNA. John Gaburick, when he was running TNA, one of my assignments is he would give me the people in the castle he thought were difficult personalities. So who did he give me? He gave me Tyrus, he gave me Nick Aldis. He gave me James Storm. He gave me a few other people. I found working with all of them great. All I found was that they needed to be heard and be given a fair chance to be the talented people that they are. So my relationship with him goes back. When you get into a scenario where I’m supposed to listen to other people’s opinions about a person that I know and I have worked with for years and I know personally, I always defer to the person that I know. So I don’t think that there’s anything to defend. If people can’t separate those things in their own minds and they bring that into the wrestling product, well that’s their decision."

Corgan also noted that he's willing to take the heat for controversial decisions that the company makes.

"They’re the consumer. As we say, they can vote with their feet. To me, I’ve dealt with that my whole music life and I always think, ‘Okay, well. That’s your decision. I don’t really know what to do with that.’ I think when you sell into that, you’re opening the door to a lot of stuff that there’s no walking back. In essence, who books this promotion? Who decides who’s featured? Who decides who gets hired? Who decides who stands there in the ring? Well, it’s me. So ultimately if you want to criticize me for those decisions, that’s fine. But I’ve already thought all this through. No one’s gonna tell me anything I don’t already know is what I’m trying to say."

Elsewhere in the interview, Corgan talked in length about Nick Aldis. To learn more, click here.

Fans can check out the upcoming NWA 74 event on FITE TV by clicking here. The two-day card is set to feature Trevor Murdoch, Bully Ray, Tyrus, and more. Fans can see the full cards for both shows in our events section.

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