Bubba The Love Sponge's rant on Awesome Kong
Before I get into this, let me first say that I would like nothing better than to never have to type the words “Bubba The Love Sponge” ever again. One, because I hate giving him or any shock jock publicity when they say outrageous and venomous things because that is exactly what they want; and two, because he is a crony who only has a job in pro wrestling because of who he has latched himself onto.
However, I just cannot ignore the latest disgusting antics of this classless individual. In typical shock jock fashion, BTLS ambushed Awesome Kong Thursday on a radio program called The Cowhead Show. Kong (Kia Stevens) obviously was brought on the show under false pretenses and had no idea BTLS was going to be there.
The January incident in which Kong beat up BTLS backstage at a TNA taping was rehashed, and BTLS challenged her to either a sanctioned shoot fight or boxing match. He said they would donate the proceeds to charity, sarcastically adding that they could raise money for Haiti, which got a giggle from the geniuses in the studio.
During the verbal exchange, BTLS called her a word that cannot appear on a family Web site seven times and also made remarks that had racial overtones. Kong, who was released by TNA in March, said that she was in the process of moving into a new apartment, and that BTLS could come down there (she gave him her address) and they could settle it face to face. After she hung up, one of the guys on the program said that they should take a camera crew to her apartment and “beat her up.” BTLS said that he doesn’t “want to go down to the hood with all her, you know.”
The initial heat between Kong and BTLS stemmed from him making crass remarks on Twitter in regard to the U.S. providing financial aid to the relief effort in Haiti after the earthquake. Kong had led a wrestlers’ campaign to raise money for the cause. When TNA was criticized for its association with BTLS after his inflammatory remarks, he issued an apology, which, judging by his tone on Thursday’s show, obviously wasn’t sincere.
I like TNA president Dixie Carter, and the consensus among everyone I know who knows her is that she is a classy person with a good heart. That’s why I think it’s so unfortunate that she has chosen to associate herself and her company with this type of individual. She’s better than that, and I hope she takes action before BTLS embarrasses her and TNA again.
To listen to the audio of the Kong-BTLS exchange, click here. Be forewarned that there is strong language.