Billy Corgan Wrestling
by Ashlee Piper
Categories: Animals, Causes, Video
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As is the trend with many semi-reclusive rockers, Billy Corgan sightings have become somewhat rare. So, it caught our attention when the Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman made an appearance in a local advertisement for the ever-zany Chicago furniture giant, Walter E. Smithe.

Corgan’s commercial debut isn’t just for show, though. The ad, which features the brothers from Walter E. Smithe in a glitzy wrestling ring with fighters from Corgan’s wrestling company, Resistance Pro (yes, he owns a wrestling company…) and Corgan as the cardigan-clad onlooker, was done in exchange for Smithe making a hefty $50,000 donation to Chicago’s largest no-kill shelter, PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving).

A hometown guy at heart, Corgan says, “I can honestly say that if it had been anybody else in the country outside of Chicago…I probably wouldn’t have done it.”

An aspirational vegan, Corgan also recently opened Madame Zuzu’s, a tea Shop in a Chicago suburb that features sugar-free, vegan desserts.

Source: Vegetarian Star

About Ashlee Piper

Ashlee Piper is a governmental strategist, social worker, and holistic health counselor and owner of All Is Wellness, a boutique plant-based wellness consultancy.  She is also Community Manager for the Vegucated Schoolhouse Community, where she assists hundreds of veg-curious people in transitioning to a more healthful and compassionate lifestyle.  Her writing can also be seen in Reader’s Digest, Get Vegucated, Girlie Girl Army, and via her own vegan lifestyle and recipe blog, The Little Foxes.  When she’s not writing, she enjoys volunteering with HEART and local shelters, whipping up vegan feasts, and spending time along Lake Michigan with her two rescue dogs, Banjo and Theo.

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