Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan recently did an interview for The Associated Press, during which he reveals that he pitched to Stephanie McMahon the idea of having his Resistance Pro Wrestling promotion act as a developmental facility for WWE. The following is an interview quote from Corgan:
"We want to be able to expand to where we're a national brand and can run pretty much anywhere in the country. My name and my access to certain things get help get us there, but it doesn't mean we're ready for that. We're better off being a little bit more conservative. I think it would be to our credit to get people to the top level. I think it does a disservice to our talent to not prepare them for the next level."