The rocker and fight fan parted ways with Resistance Pro Wrestling, the company he co-founded in 2011, last year (14), but he promised fans he had another exciting initiative planned.

As Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development for TNA, Corgan will "develop characters and create story lines" for TV programme Impact Wrestling.

A statement from the rocker reads: "Saying I'm humbled and honored by this opportunity to be part of TNA, a world-class wrestling organization, is an understatement and a dream come true.

"What's great is the entire TNA organization stands in full support of my music life with the Smashing Pumpkins. In return, I'm fully committed to using my 30 years of entertainment experience, along with my deep-rooted passion for pro wrestling, to take on the thrilling challenge of creatively contributing to Impact Wrestling, finding and developing new talent, and working eye-to-eye with the best-of-the-best. For as cultures currently evolve at great speed, so must pro wrestling meet and supersede such expectations to thrive."