Hypocrisy on the Radio
By Kevin Kelly
My good friend Mike Aldren writes “Wrestling Globe Newsletter”… To subscribe, send an email to [email protected]. Aldren’s January 7th edition featured this clip from everyone’s favorite wrestling personality, Bubba the Love Sponge.
“The Hollywood Reporter ran a story on former TNA personality Bubba the Love Sponge who recently decided to leave Sirius XM satellite radio. The story noted that Bubba was paid $1 million annually and was told his earnings would be cut by 80 percent starting at $200,000 at the beginning of this year. Bubba was quoted as saying: "They’ve asked everybody to take a pay cut. With me, it was a take it or leave it offer. We decided to leave it. They paid an exorbitant amount for Hollywood people like Jamie Foxx with no f*cking radio talent, so radio people like me have suffered. A lot of good radio people aren’t getting an opportunity because of these Hollywood people. Eminem doesn’t even have to show up and they pay him zillions of dollars. Where does Bubba the Love Sponge sign up for that! I don’t have any business on a movie set, and actors don’t have any business behind a radio mike. You Hollywood f*ckers stay out of radio, and we’ll stay out of Hollywood."
I like Bubba’s show… always have. I lived in Florida for many years and listened to him when he was on Power Pig in Tampa and was happy to hear BTLS when I got my Sirius radio, becoming a solid listener. Bubba’s interactions with Hulk Hogan were always fun, showing a lighter side of Hogan, with Bubba busting on his best friend “Hootie."