Last Friday, Johngy's Beat covered Rise, the second event held by Resistance Pro Wrestling. RPW is owned and run by Gabriel and Jacques Baron.
I really think RPW is something special and will see a lot of success as they continue to grow and develop. They have brought in great wrestling minds like Raven, Mike "Nova" Bucci and Shane Douglas. They have popular young talent like Colt Cabana, Kevin Steen, Melanie Cruise, Harry Smith and more. The wrestling is solid and the storylines are going to just keep building the excitement.
One other interesting component of RPW is their Creative Director. That title belongs to Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins fame). Corgan was at Rise to present the first ever RPW heavyweight championship belt to the winner of the triple threat match, which was Harry Smith. Corgan also stuck around to pose with fans after the show.
Matt expressed an interest in meeting Corgan and I am very happy he was able to take a picture with Corgan. Matt does a fantastic job for Johngy's Beat and is severely underpaid. I am glad he got that opportunity.
This begins a stretch of several days over which we will be featuring interviews we did with some of the talented wrestlers of Resistance. We love this organization, are excited to be in on it from the beginning and look forward to watching it grow and develop.
Billy Corgan and Matt Parker in Chicago, IL-January 2012.