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Busted Open podcast

Busted Open

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Join Dave LaGreca and his rotating co-host chair that features two WWE Hall of Famers in Bully Ray and Mark Henry and ECW Original Tommy Dreamer for the best pro wrestling talk on radio. From the WWE to Ring of Honor to New Japan Pro Wrestling and the independent scene, Busted Open covers pro-wrestling like no one else in the world! Listen to the full show Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern on SiriusXM Fight Nation channel 156 or On Demand anytime on the SiriusXM app.

Join Dave LaGreca and his rotating co-host chair that features two WWE Hall of Famers in Bully Ray and Mark Henry and ECW Original Tommy Dreamer for the best pro wrestling talk on radio. From the WWE to Ring of Honor to New Japan Pro Wrestling and the independent scene, Busted Open covers pro-wrestling like no one else in the world! Listen to the full show Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern on SiriusXM Fight Nation channel 156 or On Demand anytime on the SiriusXM app.

 

#600

The Stars of Starz's 'Heels'

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer take a look at NXT from the week, sitting in its temporary home on The SyFy Channel during the Olympics ... also, the guys talk to the lead actors from the upcoming Starz series 'Heels' -- Stephen Amell & Alexander Ludwig.  The show should certainly resonate with wrestling fans, who should also most certainly recognize Stephen from his appearances in WWE, ROH, & at 'All In'.  They discuss what it takes to portray wrestling in a scripted TV drama, CM Punk's involvement in the show, & more ...  ... Read more

28 Jul 2021

35 MINS

35:10

28 Jul 2021


#599

Is WWE a Wrestling Company?

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray dive into comments made back in April from WWE President Nick Khan (which recently resurfaced). He says WWE isn't a 'wrestling' company, but an 'entertainment' one (but still describes their talent as 'wrestlers') ... but does this sense of perception hurt WWE in their focus? And how do their competitors view themselves? The guys talk it out ...  ... Read more

27 Jul 2021

29 MINS

29:12

27 Jul 2021


#598

Your New GCW World Champ is ... Matt Cardona?

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk about what quickly became one of biggest stories in pro wrestling over the weekend ... Matt Cardona's shocking win over Nick Gage at GCW 'Homecoming' in Atlantic City Saturday night.  A guy bred for 'sports entertainment' besting the king of the deathmatches?  The guys break it all down, before being joined by Cardona himself, calling in direct from Disneyland with his new GCW Title.  ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

39 MINS

39:52

26 Jul 2021


#597

'The Masters Class': RETURN of the Crowds

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer talk about the return of live crowds to pro wrestling & the "power of the pop" -- that in-the-moment effect that live in-the-flesh fans have on wrestlers.  ... Read more

25 Jul 2021

22 MINS

22:34

25 Jul 2021


#596

This WWE Great calls out Roman Reigns

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry are back on a Saturday to bring you the best in pro wrestling talk!  John Cena is back in the WWE and has a mission to take on Roman Reigns - but will he be able to succeed?  Rumors about Daniel Bryan, CM Punk returning to wrestling as well.  With so many wrestling greats returning in the ring - what's this mean for the current roster? ... Read more

24 Jul 2021

37 MINS

37:06

24 Jul 2021


#595

This Week in Pro Wrestling / Shawn Spears

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry recap this week in pro wrestling including IMPACT Wrestling's follow up show after Slammiversary and AEW Dynamite's death match. Also, "The Chairman" Shawn Spears joins to discuss his recent match with Chris Jericho, being back in front of fans, The Pinnacle and more! ... Read more

23 Jul 2021

35 MINS

35:26

23 Jul 2021


#594

Archer wins IWGP US Title / Gail Kim

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray recap AEW Dynamite highlighting the main event death match between Lance Archer and Jon Moxley where 'The Murderhawk Monster' emerges as the new IWGP US Champion. Also, IMPACT Wrestling's Gail Kim joins to talk about her passion for producing, working with IMPACT female talent, her chances of stepping back in the ring and more! ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

37 MINS

37:20

22 Jul 2021


#593

NXT Recap / Mickie James

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer recap WWE NXT including the Karrion Kross/Samoa Joe feud that's heating up, as well as Raquel Gonzalez's match with Xia Li. Also, "Grown Ass Woman" Mickie James stops by to talk about NWA Empowerrr, her appearance at IMPACT 'Slammiversary' and more! ... Read more

21 Jul 2021

34 MINS

34:31

21 Jul 2021


#592

Nikki A.S.H. Cashes In / Goldberg Returns

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray recap this week's Monday Night RAW including the return of Goldberg who has eyes for the WWE Champ Bobby Lashley. Dave and Bully also react to Nikki A.S.H. cashing in her Money in the Bank contract to become new RAW Women's Champ and question the booking of Karrion Kross's RAW debut. ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

34 MINS

34:57

20 Jul 2021


#591

Money in the Bank & Slammiversary

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry recap a BIG weekend of pro wrestling, as they break down WWE's 'Money In the Bank' PPV with a big return from John Cena & also IMPACT Wrestling's 'Slammiversary' PPV that held some surprises of their own. ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

31 MINS

31:23

19 Jul 2021


#590

'The Masters Class': MITB Deconstructed

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer do a deep-dive on WWE's 'Money In The Bank' as the annual PPV airs this Sunday ... they look at the history of the match, its evolution into a standalone PPV, the psychology & physicality needed to make the match work, & what being in a MITB match can do for a rising superstar ...  ... Read more

18 Jul 2021

22 MINS

22:41

18 Jul 2021


#589

Fans are FINALLY back at WWE! / Sami Callihan talks IMPACT

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry have YOU set for this jam packed weekend of wrestling!  Fans are finally back at WWE events as we saw from Smackdown last night - and it did NOT disappoint!  We are previewing Money in the Bank for this coming Sunday... as well as Sami Callihan joins us ahead of his IMPACT Slammiversary match against Kenny Omega! ... Read more

17 Jul 2021

34 MINS

34:32

17 Jul 2021


#588

Ain't No Anniversary Like a Slammiversary

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry preview a BIG wknd of pro wrestling, as they take a look at both WWE's 'Money In the Bank' & IMPACT Wrestling's 'Slammiversary' PPVs ... with the guys being joined by EVP Scott D'Amore during the IMPACT talk ... ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

38 MINS

38:20

16 Jul 2021


#587

It's a Dave LaGreca 50th Birthday Celebration!

Dave LaGreca is 50 years old! Tommy Dreamer, the Busted Open crew, & Dave's family all help him celebrate with some, eh...gift & special guests! (how Dave reacts may vary...) Listen as Kevin Sullivan, Thunder Rosa, & The Nature Boy Ric Flair all take part in the festivities... ... Read more

15 Jul 2021

34 MINS

34:05

15 Jul 2021


#586

50 Years of Bully Ray!

Description: It's WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray's 50th Birthday! Dave LaGreca surprises his friend & co-host with a number of special guests ... listen as Snake Sabo of Skid Row, Tommy Thayer of KISS (15:03), & fellow Hall of Famer Trish Stratus (25:36) all wish Bully a Happy 5-0 (each in their own ... special way). ... Read more

14 Jul 2021

39 MINS

39:13

14 Jul 2021


#585

Remembering Paul Orndorff

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer remember the late "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff ... from main eventing the first Wrestlemania, to the wrestlers he's influenced, & more. They're joined in remembrance by both Ted DiBiase & Eric Bischoff, sharing stories of Paul's life & career. ... Read more

13 Jul 2021

38 MINS

38:55

13 Jul 2021


#584

Bringing Eyes To Ring of Honor

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk Ring of Honor's 'Best in the World' PPV from the wknd -- Dave loved it, but what does ROH need to do to get more eyeballs on the product? Also, ahead of his match against NXT Champion Karrion Kross on Tuesday, Johnny Gargano joins the guys to talk that & more ... including how he views NXT versus WWE's main roster. ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

33 MINS

33:16

12 Jul 2021


#583

'The Masters Class': nWo Revisited

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE:  It's been 25 years now since the 1996 WCW 'Bash at the Beach', Hulk Hogan's infamous heel turn, & the formation of the nWo ... Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer all look back at that era through their own respective lenses & what it meant then, & now, for the wrestling world ...  ... Read more

11 Jul 2021

27 MINS

27:58

11 Jul 2021


#582

One of the best from WWE is Injured

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk about Bayley announcing that she's injured and will be missing the next couple of months and won't be able to wrestle.  Ryan and Mark talk about how important Bayley is - how great she's been especially in the past year during the pandemic and more.  Also, the Weekly Winner segment as Mark and Ryan break down the past week in wrestling! ... Read more

10 Jul 2021

39 MINS

39:29

10 Jul 2021


#581

The Complete List of Jericho

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to the one-and-only Chris Jericho about his new book 'The Complete List of Jericho' which chronicles every match he's every wrestled. They talk that, AEW, the Jericho Cruise, Fozzy, & a whole bunch more ... ... Read more

09 Jul 2021

32 MINS

32:42

09 Jul 2021