Joe Alonzo Discusses His Relationship With Billy Corgan

Indie star Joe Alonzo recently spoke with MuscleManMalcolm on a number of topics including his relationship with NWA owner Billy Corgan.

Alonzo said, “I’ve always liked Billy. He’s a little weird, and I told Billy this to himself, he’s a really weird guy. But he’s been famous since he was 19 years old, so I get it. As far as, I like that Billy is very blunt. In a very blunt person, so he doesn’t sugarcoat anything. Whatever’s on his mind, he says. That rubs people the wrong way, [but] it doesn’t for me. Sometimes I think he doesn’t know, I don’t think he’s smart in our world as much as he thinks he is. I’ll say this, sometimes Billy would say things to me, I’m like, ‘Oh, I like Billy.’ Then Billy would say other things. I’m like, ‘Were you dropped on your head? Who’s taking bumps here, me or you?’ He told me, I can’t say who was there for this conversation, but he goes, ‘I don’t know, I think it’s working up who’s gonna earn the next title shot for Colby Corino. It’s gonna be between you and another wrestler.’ I say, ‘Okay.’ He’s like, ‘I haven’t decided if it’s gonna be you or him yet. I think right now he’s killing it, he’s a better heel than you are by far.’ I looked at him, I’m like, ‘Are you okay?’ I straight up told him, ‘That’s cool. I get that’s your opinion, but your opinion’s wrong. You’re wrong.’ I know that’s wild to tell your boss, but I’m sorry, you’re wrong. You’re crazy if you think that.’ I think he respected that I was very honest with my opinion on things. I think the people who were in his ear didn’t like that I was honest. Maybe this is most companies, but at least for the NWA, I think they don’t like when people talk back, and I don’t think it’s telling back. If you read the contract, the contracts say it’s a partnership. I’m not your employee. Im not getting healthcare, I have no benefits. So I’m not your employee. We are a partnership, and we’re doing this together. So if I think something would be better this way, I’m not saying we have to, I’m just throwing a suggestion. Don’t get offended that I’m throwing a suggestion out there. But it was just weird.”

On getting along with Corgan:

“I will say, I think outside of wrestling, me and Billy would get along great, and Billy has said himself that I remind him a lot of his younger self. We’re both from Chicago and both very goal-driven and ambitious and very blunt, so sometimes those people mesh well together, and sometimes they kinda bump heads. So I think if you take a project or take something out of the equation, if you just have us sit in the same room and chop it up and shoot the shit, I think we’d get along great. But I sent him a message right after I made the announcement and said that I’m a free agent. I just sent a thank you, and he just said he wishes me my best on everything, and I wished him the best for the NWA. Me and Billy are great. The other people, not so much. But me and Billy, the boss, we have a good relationship.”

You can check out Alonzo’s comments in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)