WWE’s Florida Championship Wrestling sent this out:
** WWE Superstar Sheamus to Appear on Bubba the Love Sponge Show**
Tampa, Fl – July 21, 2011
WWE Superstar Sheamus will be appearing on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show tomorrow Friday July 22, 2011 at 8am.
Sheamus will be promoting his upcoming appearance at the FCW Wrestling Summer Slamarama Tour, on Friday July 22, 2011 at the Melbourne Auditorium, where he will be taking part in a meet and greet autograph session with other WWE Superstars John Morrison, Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, Drew McIntire and Jey and Jimmy Uso. In addition, Sheamus will team up with Florida Heavyweight Champion, Bo Rotundo to take on the team of RAW Superstar Drew McIntire and Lucky Cannon in the main event.
FCW Wrestling is the exclusive developmental territory of the WWE.
The Bubba show is syndicated nationally and heard In Tampa (102.5), Orlando (96.5), Jacksonville (104.5), Ft. Myers (96.1) and Charleston (97X).
For nearly half a century, Florida Championship Wrestling has been the Sunshine State’s primary wrestling promotion. Now officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by WWE, FCW has also become the training ground for future WWE Superstars.
Under the tutelage and leadership of Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn, FCW’s goal for the fans is simple: To give them a glimpse at the potential Superstars of tomorrow, while providing exciting ring action that leaves the entire family with smiles on their faces.
The key objective within Florida Championship Wrestling is to train the next generation of WWE Superstars. FCW takes enormous pride in its live events all over the southeast, and in promoting tryouts at the organization’s Tampa location to showcase young men and women interested in a career as a sports-entertainer.
Current WWE Superstars that have come from the FCW include Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston Ted DiBiase, Primo Colon, Ezekiel Jackson, The Bella Twins, Evan Bourne, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre Tyler Reks, Abraham Washington, Alicia Fox, Alberto Del Rio, Members of Nexus and the Corre, Drew McIntyre, Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, Natalya, and many more
Florida Championship Wrestling airs every Sunday on Brighthouse channel 47 from 6-7 p.m.
The LOVE SPONGE
Bubba the Love Sponge® (born Todd Clem), age 43, is a native of Warsaw, Indiana who began his career in 1986 at radio station WPFR in Terre Haute while he was in college. By age 25, he was doing morning hit radio in Chicago – and also has broadcast or been syndicated in Grand Rapids, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Philadelphia, PA; Toledo, OH; San Diego, CA; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; San Antonio, TX; Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Macon, GA; Wichita, KS; Shreveport, LA; Ft. Myers, FL; Jacksonville, GL, and Hartford, CT, for which he earned multiple awards from Billboard and Radio & Records, including four consecutive R&R DJ of the Year awards and six Billboard Rock Air Personality of the Year awards.
In 1999 he legally changed his name to the trademarked Bubba the Love Sponge®, a nickname given to him by a former fellow DJ which appears as such on his passport and driver’s license. His name recognition and popularity grew as the Bubba the Love Sponge ® Show became syndicated throughout the US, and he became a top-rated media figure operating out of the Tampa Bay area.
In 2004, Bubba lost his job in terrestrial radio due to crackdowns on “indecency.” During his time off, Bubba made headlines when he ran for sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida in 2004. Although unsuccessful in his bid, he garnered 30% of the vote. Bubba was able to keep the entire show staff together until Howard Stern brought him to Sirius Satellite Radio in 2006 to be part of his groundbreaking new lineup. In January 2008, the Bubba Radio Network returned to terrestrial radio in Tampa with a bang, jumping instantly to #1 in most major demos, where he still reigns today.
Bubba maintains a longtime team of loyal co-hosts and producers, who bring a wide range of talents to the show: Executive producer/co-host Brent Hatley, audio production and impersonation wizard Manson, savvy hipster/resident stud Spice, and radio’s oldest and crankiest pervert, Ned. Listeners are equally familiar with and entertained by Bubba staffers such as 25 Cent, Miller, Hammil, Tom the Treeman, and more.
Bubba’s off-air interests, such as race car driving, enjoy a prominent place on his show, which has become the “go to” place for people who are interested in fast cars and bikes, hot women, captivating sports, compelling guests, and humorous, real-world political discourse of the “Bubba” kind. His 6-yearold car racing son, Tyler, his wife Heather, and his mother “Janiecakes” are frequently heard on Bubba’s shows and are popular figures with fans.
Bubba is respected for his ability to attract and maintain audiences with his lightning-quick mind and tongue, his sharp sense of humor, his everyman approach to many nontraditional radio topics, and for the unique lingo he often uses on-air, which fans refer to as “Bubbaspeak.” Fans of the show are known nationwide as the “Bubba Army,” and are very active in participating in functions and calls to action, where it is not uncommon to have thousands show their strength and support for the show.