Honestly folks, this one has me laughing out loud. The kids who parade around as internet wrestling “reporters” completely botched the Bubba the Love Sponge Radio Show story from earlier today. A typical report from one of these children who know nothing of business or how to “work” an audience looked something like this:
Bubba “The Love” Sponge’s radio show was canceled by Sirius Satellite Radio today. BTLS was critical of TNA after they fired him and asked people to cancel their Sirius subscriptions on his Twitter account.
Other silly accounts of this story suggested that the satellite radio show was Bubba’s full-time job. Completely wrong. As a guy who has three decades of life behind him, a significant investment portfolio that has been bolstered by the many thousands of shares of Sirius XM that I own, and who has fifteen years of internet wrestling experience behind me – let me shed some light and reality on this situation for the children “reporters.”
Bubba can still be heard on terrestrial radio and he’s making a great living in that venue. He’s known for years that he probably wouldn’t be renewed by Sirius XM when his contract expired and he’s been fighting for a more equitable share of subscriber revenue since he signed his first contract. If you know anything about business, then you know that there is a strong case in Bubba’s favor. From my point of view, the man brings in subscribers and Sirius XM should have paid him more than he was getting.
Yes, Bubba was telling his “army” to cancel their subscriptions in protest of his not being renewed. Why wouldn’t he tell his loyal fans to drop the service?!
But the utter hatred that the dummies who operate most internet wrestling websites have for BTLS, TNA Wrestling, and anything related to Hulk Hogan or Eric Bischoff has really tainted this story. No, this wasn’t Bubba’s full-time job and yes, he’s still gainfully employed. No, he wasn’t “canceled” by Sirius XM and yes, he’s only using that term to rally his supporters. Yes, his show wasn’t renewed and while that might technically be called “cancellation,” in reality this was his second stint on satellite radio and I absolutely expect him back since he’s the heir apparent to Howard Stern’s radio empire if Stern retires in 5 years.
So, folks, do a little bit more research before you let your anti-TNA Wrestling, anti-BTLS, and anti-Hulk Hogan hatred make your pathetic websites look any worse than they already do. Grow up.