From Thursday’s Tampa Tribune :

Radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge Clem will be the play-by-play announcer of a Hulk Hogan reality television show premiering on the CMT channel in the fall, according to a written announcement.

“Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” will feature 10 celebrities training to be professional wrestlers. Clem says in the announcement that the new reality television show is “a dream come true.”

“Bubba has been one of my closest friends for well over 10 years and has dabbled in the wrestling biz with me for about as long,” Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, says in the announcement. “When asked if I had anyone in mind to be the announcer, my eyes lit up and I yelled out loud, ‘Bubba!’ “

I’d actually had an entirely different reality program in mind for Bubba, but my proposal for “Sidekick Survivor” wasn’t well received, despite a suggested cast of Charles Oakley, Jimmy “Five Bellies” Gardner and Eddie Trunk.