Wrestleliciuous Signs Former TNA Knockout, Major Bubba-Kong Update
By Ryan Clark | February 25, 2010
-- Here's a press release from Jimmy Hart's Wrestlelicious: FORMER TNA KNOCKOUT SET TO DEBUT ON WRESTLICIOUS TAKEDOWN Action/Comedy Series Premieres Monday March 1 In North America LOS ANGELES, February 26, 2010Josie Bynum, a former TNA Knockout who performed as Sojourner Bolt, has signed with Wrestlicious LLC and will make her in-ring debut on an upcoming Season One episode of Wrestlicious TakeDown. Bynum was rated in the top 25 of the PWI "Female 50" for 2009. This brings the total number of Wrestlicious TakeDown performers in that ranking to 18, or more than one third. "It's true! Josie is coming to Wrestlicious" said Bynum "I am excited to help bring great women's wrestling into the forefront of sports entertainment." "We are thrilled to welcome Josie to TakeDown" said Wrestlicious Senior Producer Johnny Cafarella "She is a terrific wrestler, has an awesome work ethic and knows the ropes of the wrestling business. She'll be a great fit here" TakeDown premieres Monday, March 1 at 11 PM EST in the US on MavTV (http://www.mavtv.com) (Dish Network channel 361) and Bite TV (http://www.bite.ca) in Canada. America One Network (http://americaone.com) will air the TakeDown series on Saturdays at 11:30 PM EST beginning March 6. In addition, the new series is syndicated to network affiliate and broadcast stations in selected markets. It also will be archived on Demand at www.bite.ca/wrestling and available online starting the first week of March. Earlier this week Wrestlicious Founder Jay Vargas was asked what viewers can expect in the premiere episode of TakeDown "The wrestling will be stronger than most people think it will. It will be very, very character driven.In fact 2/3 of the show will be sketches and other character development stuff with about 1/3 being in ring wrestling. Even the commentary will be as much about describing the characters as describing the action." Vargas told Melanie Rob of Diva Dirt. "Remember, TakeDown is an ACTION/COMEDY show, the Man Show meets Hee-Haw- meets female wrestling. This is the premise it was sold as, an action/comedy with wrestling as the vehicle. And that's how we're delivering it."
-- On his radio show today, Bubba the Love Sponge had plenty to say about the Awesome Kong situation. Some highlights:
The call to Kong did not come from his radio show, and he has witnesses to cover his whereabouts. He also mentioned possible recorded footage of him being elsewhere.
He didn't press charges after the incident because he wanted to get it all over with, but he is now exploring his legal options.
He is done with TNA .
He feels they didn't handle the situation the right way.
He is considering suing TNA, despite his friend Hulk Hogan being involved in the company.
He will not take any calls to his show on the subject, and any further comment from him will be through his attorney.
He found out about the suit through "the sheets".
He said the suit is based on hearsay, there is no proof, and AT&T can go ahead and release the number because it isn't his.
He is concerned that the allegations could hurt his radio career.