EDITORIAL: Bubba’s Gone, He Shouldn’t of been there
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TNA Wrestling has announced that they have fired Bubba the Love Sponge after an on-air confrontation with Awesome Kong… All I can say is …FINALLY!!!
Mind you, if you didn’t know who Bubba was, I would totally Understand. Bubba aka Todd Clem is a Tampa,Fl based Shock Jock with his own Satellite Radio show on Howard 101 who started working for TNA Wrestling when Bubba’s Friend, Hulk Hogan signed with the company earlier this year.
Bubba didnt have much of a Wrestling career in the first place, he was brought in as an Interviewer ( or a ringside reporter) to work along Jeremy Borash and Christy Hemme.
However, when his first Interview was universally panned (TRANSLATION: It Sucked!!) Hemme and Borash once again became the lead interviewers, and Bubba became the personal interviewer for The Band ( the TNA Remake of the old nWo from WCW, the nWo name belongs to WWE since 2001) which is made up of Scott Hall ( aka Razor Ramon) ‘Big Sexy’ Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman ( aka 123Kid,6Pac, Syxx, Syxx-Pac, etc..).
His firing was long overdue, but his feud with Awesome Kong (real name Kia Stevens) dates back to January 14 When Bubba Tweeted:
”I say f#$@ hati (sic). Why do we have to take care of everybody our country is in shambles.”
Awesome Kong was at the time, the organizer for an event in Philadelphia to raise money for the victims of the Haiti quake, which also included TNA stars Mick Foley and The Beautiful People.
Awesome Kong Would Wind up Leaving TNA over Bubba the Lonve Sponge in March
Although, Hulk Hogan wont admit that there was an Internal Issue at TNA over Bubba’s Employment there, many will admit that he[ Bubba] shouldn’t of been there at the start. and I as well as the TNA Fan base agrees.
Then there is word that He’s Been Canned:
“Effective immediately, TNA Wrestling has elected to terminate the services of Todd Clem aka Bubba the Love Sponge.”
and Bubba said over Twitter: I was going to take the high road but looks like TNA has fired the first shot.
The ONLY reason that he wound up on TNA is because of Hulk Hogan , (who is a part of a rebuilding for TNA who is now in Competition with WWE) had Hogan worked at WWE or ROH they Wouldnt even DARE to hire him.
It is about time he got canned, there was NO reason for him to be hired there in the first place, WHAT was TNA thinking in hiring him , I’ll Never Know. and now the TNA fans can rest easy knowing that Bubba isnt there , the Question is will Awesome Kong return to TNA? will they get a better rating than 0.9? What will be Hogan’s response ?
I am just glad that Bubba the Love Sponge is gone from TNA…now if only Jim Cornette would return ( never mind that, He’ll return if Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara leave TNA)