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 Oct 2, 2019
Great insight from Mark, Bully and Dreamer, but could some one put a muzzle on Dave


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.

Episode Date
Spar with LaBar & Tony Time
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry welcome pro wrestling analyst Justin LaBar for his weekly segment where they hit the hottest pro wrestling stories of the week ... also, the guys are joined by AEW owner & president Tony Khan to give an in-depth preview of AEW Rampage tonight and a special Saturday episode of AEW Dynamite tomorrow!
Oct 15, 2021
Cody Rhodes Lifts the Ban.. Or Does He?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to pro wrestling power couple Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green about Cardona’s GCW Internet title win over Effy … after some help from Chelsea. Plus, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes stops by and lifts the AEW ban on Dave LaGreca while adding our own Gabby LaSpisa to the banned list! Cody also touches on “Rhodes to the Top” and his own AEW wrestling career.
Oct 14, 2021
Finishers Not Protected & Dave’s Feet Debate
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray discuss the importance of a hot crowd along with the seemingly lack of protection for finishers in modern-day wrestling. Dave also takes off his shoes lives on the air, leading to a debate about feet & when it’s OK to go barefoot … & the one and only nZo calls in to give LaGreca a piece of his mind after chiming in on the subject via social media.
Oct 13, 2021
Queens Crown & A Tough Crowd
Dave LaGreca is back from vacation & he & Hall of Famer Bully Ray react to last night's Monday Night Raw & Queens Crown matches ... were they too short? Did they put over any talent? Also, why was the crowd seemingly so subdued throughout the show & how did that make the product come across to the viewer at home?
Oct 12, 2021
Smackdown Vs. Rampage & Renee Paquette & Lilian Garcia
Mark Henry & Bully Ray discuss 30 mins of WWE Smackdown! going head to head with AEW Rampage this coming Friday. Fight Nation colleague Renee Paquette stops by to react to her husband, Jon Moxley, defeating Nick Gage this past weekend in a brutal match to retain his GCW Championship. Ring announcer Lilian Garcia also joins us to discuss the "Tag Me In" initiative in support of World Mental Health Day.
Oct 11, 2021
'The Masters Class': Most Shocking WWE Draft Moments
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: The WWE Draft always brings some surprises to the WWE Universe but what were the most shocking moments for Busted Open's own WWE Hall of Famers Mark Henry and Bully Ray? And how did those respective moments hinder or help their respective careers? Bully and Mark share personal stories as they look back at the landmark moments that took their careers in different directions on the road, in the locker room and in the ring!
Oct 10, 2021
Who do YOU want as the next King of The Ring?

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk the road to the King of the Ring - with Finn Balor and Sami Zayn now set to meet in the semi finals, while next week Xavier Woods vs Richochet and Kofi Kingston vs Jinder Mahal will be happening.  A look back a some of the best King of the Ring's including the debut of Austin 3:16.  Also, Damo Mackle - formerly known as Killian Dane stops by the show and talks about his future.  

Oct 09, 2021
Best Entertainers & Embarrassing Stories
The Hall of Fame & Pain, WWE Hall of Famers Bully Ray & Mark Henry, discuss Kurt Angle calling Shawn Michael the best overall entertainer in pro-wrestling history. Do the guys agree & who else could be called the best when it comes to pure entertainment? The guys also share some embarrassing stories from their respective careers + it's Diva on Divas with our very own Gabby LaSpisa!
Oct 08, 2021
AEW Dynamite + Psychology
The Hall of Fame and Pain, WWE Hall of Famers Bully Ray and Mark Henry, reacts to an explosive edition of AEW Dynamite featuring the return of "Hangman" Adam Page along with The Super Elite standing tall to kick off the show! Plus, the guys examine why psychology is so important in the world of pro wrestling.
Oct 07, 2021
Celebrating Bruno Sammartino & Catching Up With Brandi Rhodes
Ryan McKinnell & Bully Ray remember the life and legacy of the late, great Bruno Sammartino today on what would have been his 86th birthday. Plus, AEW Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes (13:35) stops by to discuss the premiere of "Rhodes to the Top" last week and her relationship with Teil Rhodes (sister of Cody Rhodes).
Oct 06, 2021
Monday Night Raw Recap
Mark Henry & Bully Ray react to WWE Monday Night Raw last night starting with the main-event between Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair. The guys also discuss the heated promo between Bobby Lashley and Bill Goldberg along with the future of Kevin Owens and his heated reactions upon leaving the ring last night.
Oct 05, 2021
Exclusive: MSK Interview

Dave LaGreca sits down with WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, MSK! Wes Lee and Nash Carter discuss their separate journeys in the pro wrestling business, thoughts on the new NXT 2.0 and goals they have moving forward holding those Tag Team Titles.

Oct 05, 2021
Big E & Teil Rhodes
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to WWE Champion Big E about his goals as Champion, his relationship with The New Day as well as being drafted to Monday Night RAW. Also, following the premiere episode of 'Rhodes to the Top', Teil Rhodes joins the guys to talk about the brand new reality show and her relationship with her brothers Cody and Dustin Rhodes, and also as her personal experiences in the pro wrestling business.
Oct 04, 2021
'The Masters Class': When It Gets TOO Real

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: It’s a wrester’s job to make it LOOK real, but sometimes it gets a little TOO real in the ring. Alongside Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray and Mark Henry tackle the subject as they look at matches that got a little too real between the wrestlers. Listen to some of their personal stories as they give an in-depth look at when personal feelings get in the way and even give advice to young wrestlers of how to NOT let that happen.

Oct 03, 2021
The WWE Draft Takes / The WWE Draft Gives

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry are back for another edition of Busted Open Saturday - and we have the WWE Draft kicking off on SmackDown last night!  Do you Agree with the choices? Where did it go wrong - where did it go right?  Also, Seth Rollins continues to dominate and his promo and mic skills were so good as he continues to feud with Edge. And of course, if it's Saturday that means Weekly Winner Time!

Oct 02, 2021
Luke Hawx of 'Heels'
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to wrestler Luke Hawx about his work both behind & in front of the camera on the Starz' series 'Heels', as well as his friendship with the late Chris Kanyon, & more; also, it's 'Diva on Divas' time with Busted Open's own Gabby LaSpisa, talking about Cody & Brandi Rhodes' new reality show on TNT ...
Oct 01, 2021
And NEWWWW TNT Champion
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk AEW Dynamite from the week, in particular the two matches that bookended Wednesday night's show -- Adam Cole vs Jungle Boy, and Sammy Guevara's TNT Championship win over Miro. The guys give their insight + more; ALSO, Guevara has his first challenge for that title, and it comes from someone outside of AEW ... MLW's Bobby Fish joins Dave & Bully to explain why he called Sammy out ...
Sep 30, 2021
Has NXT 2.0 Taken A Step Back?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray set their sights on NXT from the week ... we're a couple weeks in on the '2.0' version of NXT -- has the show taken a step back? What is the purpose of NXT in its new form? The guys look at everything NXT threw against the wall this week, in WWE's attempt to see what's going to stick ...
Sep 29, 2021
We're A Hot Mess With Chelsea Green
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down what was some stand-out wrestling this week on Monday Night RAW, including stellar work from Big E; also, the "hot mess" herself, Chelsea Green joins the guys to talk her post-WWE life in pro wrestling & more (oh boy, a whole heck of a lot more) ...
Sep 28, 2021
Was Extreme Rules ... Extreme Enough?

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray take a look at WWE's 'Extreme Rules' PPV from the wknd ... was it as "extreme" as the name implies?  Charlotte Flair vs Alexa Bliss, the return of Sasha Banks, & Roman Reigns vs Finn Balor's 'Demon' persona.  And what was with that ending?  The guys break it all down, including an explanation of why the statistics you hear on WWE TV don't always mesh with actual history. 

Sep 27, 2021
'The Masters Class': Favorite Match as a FAN

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE:  Often pro wrestlers will look back at matches through their 'critical' eye; but what about their favorite matches just as a FAN?  Alongside Dave LaGreca, Mark Henry & Bully Ray tackle that very subject ... listen as they share stories of some of their favorite matches of all time, from a fan's (& wrestler's) perspective.

Sep 26, 2021
Best of the Week & WWE Extreme Rules Picks

Mark Henry & Ryan McKinnell are back together once again to break down this stacked week of pro wrestling and give you their Weekly Winner. With great shows all around, it certainly is a hard decision for Ryan & Mark, but they'll name a winner. Also, they will get you ready for WWE's Extreme Rules with a breakdown and predictions of who will be victorious at the end of Sunday night.

Sep 25, 2021
WWE Extreme Rules Preview / Arn Anderson: Cody Is "Too Hollywood"
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry preview WWE's 'Extreme Rules' PPV ... what are Finn Balor's chances against Roman Reigns on Sunday? Also, Dave & Mark are joined by two great guests: first, Tony Khan talks the success of this week's 'Grand Slam' for AEW in NYC, as well as the news that AEW has formed a partnership with the Owen Hart Foundation; then, Arn Anderson drops in to reveal that he is NOT happy with Cody Rhodes following his match this week against Malakai Black ... listen as "The Enforcer" explains why.
Sep 24, 2021
AEW Grand Slam: Omega vs Danielson
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray take a look at what should be a watershed moment for AEW: their over 20,000-in-attendance 'Grand Slam' from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, NY this week. They break down the vibe, the atmosphere, AND the match that many came to see ... Kenny Omega vs Bryan Danielson. Kenny & Bryan battled to an epic-30 minute draw, and Dave & Bully have much to say about it.
Sep 23, 2021
NXT's Purpose / AEW's Biggest Crowd Yet
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down NXT from the week & talk about its purpose to WWE now & moving forward ... also, tonight is the night for AEW's 'Grand Slam' in Queens, NY. It's their biggest crowd yet; how important is this night for them? And if we turn back the clock to the dawn of the 'Wednesday Night War' between AEW & NXT, would we ever have thought this is where we'd be in the fall of 2021?
Sep 22, 2021
Roman Reigns Invades RAW
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down RAW from the week; the go-home show before WWE 'Extreme Rules' on Sunday. Roman Reigns & The Usos invade RAW ... did it give the red brand the boost that it needs? And what's next for Big E & the WWE Championship? Speaking of Championships, there are new Women's Tag Champs in Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley ... Dave & Bully give their take.
Sep 21, 2021
Dave Addresses The Busted Open Nation

Dave LaGreca begins this installment of the podcast by addressing the status of Tommy Dreamer, following last week's episode of 'Dark Side of the Ring' on Vice TV ... also, Dave & Bully are joined by Jonah Rock a.k.a. the one-time Bronson Reed in NXT; he talks to them about his time in WWE, & what's next for him in the world of pro wrestling ...

Sep 20, 2021
'The Masters Class': Mae Young Stories

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: On this special edition in our 'MASTERS CLASS' series, Bully Ray & Mark Henry take a stroll down memory lane & talk about a legend that will forever link their careers: the late (and great) Mae Young.  The guys talk about working with the WWE Hall of Famer back around '99-'00 & share some amazing (and hilarious) stories ... you're not gonna want to miss this one. 

Sep 19, 2021
'Dark Side of the Ring' Reaction / 'Tony Time'
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry react to last night's episode of 'Dark Side of the Ring'. Also, it's 'Tony Time' as AEW Owner Tony Khan joins to discuss AEW Rampage and AEW Dynamite.
Sep 17, 2021

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray kick off the show by talking about an explosive AEW Dynamite show from Wednesday night - that Dave was actually in attendance for.  He talks about how at times the crowd was so loud that he could barely hear what was being said as AEW continues to grow a passionate fan base.  Also, we launch our new "Keeping it Real with Renee Paquette" segment - with Renee giving us her hot takes in the world of professional wrestling and beyond!

Sep 16, 2021
Thunder Rosa ... IS IN THE HOUSE?!?
Dave LaGreca isn't having the best of days; his wife Violetta has cozied up to Thunder Rosa, & even let her into their home! Bully Ray & the Busted Open Nation take him to task for it all ... and all appears okay till THUNDER ROSA ATTACKS DAVE live on the show! You have to hear how this one turns out ... trust us.
Sep 15, 2021
And NEW WWE Champion, Big E!!
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk the BIG ending coming off of RAW this week and the BIG moment ... Big E is your new WWE Champion! They break down what went down on RAW, the decision to have this happen on RAW, what this means for Big E & The New Day, and what's next, especially as WWE plans to hold another talent draft next month ...
Sep 14, 2021
Samoa Joe Relinquishes NXT Title
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk the big news coming off the wknd, that Samoa Joe has been forced to give up his NXT Title due to injury. They talk what this means for him & the brand moving forward, on the eve of NXT's relaunch this week. Speaking of, NXT's Franky Monet joins Dave & Tommy to discuss her journey ...
Sep 13, 2021
'The Masters Class': Hallowed Halls

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer talk about the "hallowed halls" of pro wrestling -- those iconic venues that are just as meaningful to wrestling's history than as the wrestlers are themselves.  The guys share stories of the places they've both wrestled in, and watched wrestling in, & remember ... it's not the SIZE of a venue that counts, it's how you use it. 

Sep 12, 2021
"The Demon" returns with a message for Roman

Jonathan Hood hosts this edition of Busted Open Saturday with a jam packed episode that includes the return of Finn Balor to SmackDown as "The Demon" - and he confronts Roman Reigns himself!  Also, Brock Lesnar has an ultimatum for Paul Heyman as it seems everybody wants to get their hands on Roman.  Finally, we look back at professional wrestling in 2021 so far and what makes this year different than all the rest.

Sep 11, 2021
Mick Foley & Ruby Soho
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley on his comments that rocked the pro wrestling world this week where he talks about WWE not being "the place" anymore for young talent. Also, following her return & Battle Royale victory at AEW All Out, Ruby Soho joins the guys to talk her journey in the business, future with All Elite Wrestling & feud with AEW Women's Champion Britt Baker.
Sep 10, 2021
This Mic Isn't Hot ... It's Scorching
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down this week's AEW 'Dynamite', in particular, CM Punk & Taz squaring off on the mic, & MJF's scorching promo on Brian Pillman Jr & the Cincinnati crowd ... speaking of getting hot on the mic, a caller named 'Babe Sharky' draws the ire of the guys after calling Bully out for one of his opinions. Someone get a bucket of cold water for Dave.
Sep 09, 2021
Tony Khan On 'All Out' & What's Next For AEW
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to AEW owner Tony Khan on the heels of their 'All Out' PPV ... listen as they discuss the success of the wknd, the big talent acquisitions of late (with Bryan Danielson, Ruby Soho, & Adam Cole all debuting at 'All Out'), what's next with 'Dynamite' this week, and even the news that Kenny Omega has been ranked #1 in the PWI 500 for 2021.
Sep 08, 2021
Dave LaGreca to Thunder Rosa: STAY AWAY

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk about the perceived 'divide' fans have when it comes to pro wrestling these days; the way wrestlers see it on the inside is far different than what some fans think.  Also, Dave was confronted by Thunder Rosa at AEW Fan Fest in Chicago over the weekend ... he says "STAY AWAY" but wait, why is his wife siding with Thunder Rosa?!?

Sep 07, 2021
AEW All Out Recap and Reactions

After a historic PPV Sunday night with AEW All Out, Bully Ray & Ryan McKinnell break down the moments that got them on the edge of their seats. Bully & Ryan give their reactions to all that happened in All Out from major matches to in-ring returns, and, most especially, the surprise debuts that we got to witness in Chicago.

Sep 06, 2021
Inside AEW All Out: 'The Backstage Sessions'

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca talks to a bunch of AEW stars backstage at Fan Fest in Chicago, just ahead of AEW 'All Out' ... listen as he chats with: 1) Big Swole, 2) Santana and Ortiz, 3) Shawn Spears, 4) Kris Statlander, & 5) QT Marshall ... 

Sep 05, 2021
Busted Open's 'Inside AEW All Out'

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry come direct to YOU from AEW's Fan Fest in Chicago, just ahead of the 'All Out' PPV ... listen as they're joined by a bunch of special guests, & a whole audience of pro wrestling fans.  Guests include AEW Women's Champion Dr Britt Baker DMD, as well as Nyla Rose, Vickie Guerrero, and ... wait, is that Thunder Rosa?!?

*NOTE - Includes material not found in the broadcast version that aired on SiriusXM's Fight Nation* 

Sep 05, 2021
AEW Predictions / Talking with Eddie Kingston

Mark Henry & Ryan McKinnell break down and give their predictions for AEW's biggest PPV to date "All Out." They also get to talk to Eddie Kingston fresh after a promo gone viral last night on AEW Rampage. Sit Back, Relax, and enjoy while Mark & Ryan, as well as Eddie, get you ready for All Out!

Sep 04, 2021
RIP Shannon "Daffney" Spruill
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry are joined by Ring of Honor's Bobby Cruise & the Busted Open Nation as they all collectively remember the late Shannon "Daffney" Spruill, who was found dead this week at the age of 46. They share stories of her time in wrestling & reflect upon her memory, & tell those listening that is is ok to seek help when you're suffering.
Sep 03, 2021
It's The End Of NXT As We Know It (Do You Feel Fine?)
Dave LaGreca sees the hashtag #RIPNXT trending yesterday, so he and Bully Ray dive into all the NXT hearsay going around ... what will Vince McMahon & Bruce Prichard's involvement be moving forward? And what does it mean for Triple H & his NXT vision? It ain't just the logo -- NXT will soon be A LOT different than it once was ...
Sep 02, 2021
CM Punk Speaks His Mind

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to CM Punk about his journey back to pro wrestling & his debut for AEW, and why he needed to walk away in the first place.  Dave & Tommy also talk afterwards about what Punk's return means to the pro wrestling business, & what the future may hold ... 

Sep 01, 2021
Breaking Down Charlotte & Nia
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray look at RAW from the week & focus on what went down in the ring between RAW Women's Champion Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax on Monday night ... Dave & the Busted Open staff offer their thoughts before Bully puts school in session and breaks down what he thinks happened in the match and prior between the two superstars.
Aug 31, 2021
Your New NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray recap what was a big wknd for the NWA by checking back in with your NEW Worlds Heavyweight Champion, Trevor Murdoch ... also, Tommaso Ciampa of NXT talks with the guys ahead of a big match tomorrow, & relays where he feels he fits in as NXT moves forward for the WWE. 

Aug 30, 2021
'The Masters Class': 3 Big Returns

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer look back at last weekend & the 3 big returns we saw in pro wrestling - CM Punk on AEW Rampage, & Becky Lynch / Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam.  The guys compare the 3 & talk crowd reactions on a brand-new 'Masters Class' ... listen & learn ...  

Aug 29, 2021
NWA's Trevor Murdoch / Mark on Booker T's Punk Comments

Jonathan Hood & Mark Henry welcome Trevor Murdoch ahead of his NWA title shot this wknd against Nick Aldis.  Also, Mark responds to criticism from Booker T of CM Punk’s debut AEW promo.  Mark & Jonathan also react to the biggest moments from Friday night & pick their favorite show from another loaded week of pro wrestling!

Aug 28, 2021
The Nature Boy & Tony Time
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry welcome the one-and-only Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair, on to talk about working with the NWA again, just ahead of this wknd's 2 big PPVs -- 'EmPowerrr' & 'NWA 73' ... also, the guys are joined by AEW owner & president Tony Khan to break down a bunch of stuff, including the strength of the current AEW roster, a roster Tony says rivals one of the greatest of all time ...
Aug 27, 2021
Wait, Was That A Bryan Danielson Tease ... ?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down AEW 'Dynamite' from the week; specifically, CM Punk's promo & that Bryan Danielson tease ... the guys talk about a possible AEW run for the former Daniel Byran in WWE, and how it could, or would differ from his time in WWE ...
Aug 26, 2021
Mickie James Is Ready To EmPowerrr
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to executive producer Mickie James about 'EmPowerrr', the all-women's NWA PPV she's put together, taking place this Saturday from The Chase Ballroom in St Louis & part of the National Wrestling Alliance's 73rd anniversary wknd ... Mickie breaks down what to expect, as well as how much this project has meant to her following her release from WWE, a true "labor of love" ...
Aug 25, 2021
Just Who Is The WWE For Now?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray pose an interesting question in the aftermath of SummerSlam & RAW this week ... just who is WWE for now? And have we entered a new creative 'era' of the company? As some of WWE's decisions may be affecting long-standing fans one way, just maybe they're affecting much younger fans a different way, & a way needed to help cultivate that next generation of pro wrestling fans ...
Aug 24, 2021
Punk/Becky/Brock are Back/Back/Back
Dave LaGreca & WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down the big news coming off the weekend; mainly, the 3 big returns we saw ... Brock Lesnar returns at the end of SummerSlam to confront Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch returns & wins the SmackDown Women's Championship in 27 seconds (did it have to happen that way??), and CM Punk debuts for AEW Friday night in his hometown of Chicago ... listen and learn.
Aug 23, 2021
'The Masters Class': Fan Interactions

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer talk all about 'fan interactions' in pro wrestling ... as Bully's saying goes, "respectful fans will get what they want; disrespectful fans will get what they deserve."  The guys tell their stories & more ... 

Aug 22, 2021
CM Punk Debuts on AEW

CM Punk debuts on AEW Rampage and single handedly transforms the wrestling landscape.  The reaction, the buzz, the feedback has been nonstop as CM Punk is back in professional wrestling.  What's this mean for AEW?  What's this mean for WWE?  Ryan McKinnell & Tommy Dreamer discuss all this and more.   Plus, Mark Henry - who was commentating on AEW Rampage last night when Punk debut talked about the experience and what he thinks this means for AEW and more!

Aug 21, 2021
Busted Open's SummerSlam PREVIEW

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer get you all set for WWE SummerSlam.  Consider this your audio primer!  Listen as they break down the card & offer their predictions on what's going to happen tonight in Las Vegas ... don't miss it ... 

Aug 21, 2021
Does Cena Get #17 At SummerSlam?

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry have differing opinions on whether John Cena can capture his record-breaking 17th World Championship at SummerSlam on Saturday ... listen as they hash it out. Also, Tony Khan talks to the guys mere hours before what is expected to be a 'memorable' edition of AEW 'Rampage' ...

Aug 20, 2021
That's The Old Stinger That Many Of Us Remember

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down what was a high energy AEW 'Dynamite' from the week, in particular Sting & Darby Allin vs 2.0, & Chris Jericho's final '5 Labours of Jericho' showdown against MJF.  The guys give their takes, & oh yeah ... STING NO SOLD A TABLE.  What does Bully have to say about this?  Listen & find out ... 

Aug 19, 2021
The 'Go-Home' For NXT TakeOver 36
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk NXT from the week, leading into 'TakeOver 36' this weekend ... will Karrion Kross retain his title? Or will Samoa Joe put him to sleep? The guys talk NXT with the Busted Open Nation ... also, ahead of 'Dynamite' in Houston, Dave & Tommy are joined by Houston native Sammy Guevara to talk all things AEW ...
Aug 18, 2021
Who Is RAW Written For?

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray look back on the go-home edition of RAW from the week, and ask: just who exactly is RAW written for? They break down audience perceptions & expectations for the red brand, as WWE heads into SummerSlam this wknd; speaking of the wknd, the guys are also joined by Samoa Joe to talk NXT TakeOver 36 this Sunday... 

Aug 17, 2021
Will John Cena Win At SummerSlam?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray tackle the big question on the heels of SmackDown last Friday ... will John Cena beat Roman Reigns this Saturday at SummerSlam? And will the appearance of one Ric Flair over the wknd at Triplemania in Mexico City have anything to do with it? Also (& speaking of Triplemania) IMPACT Knockouts Champ (& newly crowned Reina de Reinas Champ) Deonna Purrazzo joins the show to talk about becoming the NEW 'belt collector'
Aug 16, 2021
'The Masters Class': Two Days A Week (On TV)

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer talk about that "2nd night" of TV ... when a major promotion adds more nights of primetime television, on the heels of AEW's premiere of 'Rampage' (making Fridays now the home to shows from both AEW & WWE/SmackDown). The guys talk what to do (and what not to do) to make each night of TV compelling to the wrestling audience ... 

Aug 15, 2021
AEW Rampage Debut!

Ryan McKinnell and special guest host Jonathan Hood talk about AEW Rampage debuting on Friday night!  The wrestling wars are continuing on as Rampage will now face Smackdown and who knows what will happen!  Christian defeated Kenny Omega for the title, as well as Cena calls out Reigns for Summerslam.  Lots to unpack here but fear not, because we have you covered on an all new edition of Busted Open Saturday!

Aug 14, 2021
Hey, You Got Your AEW In My IMPACT ... No, You Got Your IMPACT In My AEW

Tommy Dreamer talks to not one, but TWO execs in professional wrestling about not just theirs, but the overall growing partnerships in the business these days -- IMPACT's Scott D'Amore & AEW's Tony Khan, with our own Mark Henry joining for the latter discussion, mere hours before the premiere of 'Rampage' on TNT ... 

Aug 13, 2021
"Dave's Not Here"
It's the return of the Fat 'N The Furious aka Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer! They break down AEW Dynamite from the week, including The 4th Labour of Jericho aka Jericho vs Wardlow in the main event. Our own Gabby LaSpisa was there for her 1st AEW experience ... what did she think? Dave LaGreca was there too, but didn't show up in time for Busted Open ... where the heck is he?
Aug 12, 2021
The Long March to Rampage
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer look at NXT from Tuesday -- particularly Dragunov vs Dunne, and Cole & O'Reilly squaring off ahead of TakeOver 36 ... also, AEW President/CEO Tony Khan drops by to talk Dynamite AND Rampage this week, with news on matchups & some potential surprises on the horizon ...
Aug 11, 2021
Episode VI: Return of the RKBro
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down this week's RAW, & a bright spot -- the return of RKBro (Riddle & Randy Orton). Also, on the heels of all the talent releases over the past few months, the guys talk about wrestlers finding success outside of the WWE ecosystem, as changes are expected to come for NXT ...
Aug 10, 2021
The End Of NXT As We Know It
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray reflect upon the recent talent releases in NXT, & the greater meaning behind them: is NXT changing? What exactly was NXT, and what is it set to become now? And how much did the 'Wednesday Night War' factor into this? Also, the guys are joined by nZo (formerly Enzo Amore in WWE), who shares his thoughts on a bunch of stuff, including NXT.
Aug 09, 2021
'The Masters Class': The Pro Wrestling Rumor Mill

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer have a heated discussion about the pro wrestling 'rumor mill' & how rampant rumors & spoilers are (especially on the internet) ... they talk about how it can be a detriment to not just the business, but fans' enjoyment, too.

Aug 08, 2021
Why is the WWE Releasing more Wrestlers?

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry give you the latest regarding the breaking news of the WWE releasing more wrestlers - including Bronson Reed.  Both of them can't understand why it happened, especially with Reed who is so talented and was doing great.  What's the end goal here for the WWE?  This comes a week after they let Bray Wyatt go as well.  What does this mean for the NXT brand and also - will AEW pick any of them up?

Aug 07, 2021
MJF & ... Dave's Wife???

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry break down the week that was in pro wrest... wait, did you see that twitter exchange between MJF & Dave's wife Violetta??  Dave is NOT happy, & makes it known to MJF before he & Mark head to Pittsburgh next week.  Also, Melina joins the guys to talk about her surprise IMPACT appearance, & her upcoming match against Deonna Purrazzo at NWA's 'EmPowerrr' PPV this month ...

Aug 06, 2021
RIP Bobby Eaton
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray remember the late "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, who died Wednesday at the age of 62. They remember his life & work, especially as part of The Midnight Express ... Bully shares his thoughts on Eaton's importance to tag team wrestling, & the guys are joined by Busted Open's own Mark Henry to share his stories of Eaton as well ...
Aug 05, 2021
It's 'Tony Time' w/Tony Khan
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to AEW owner Tony Khan ahead of this week's 'Dynamite' ... they break down all things AEW, & Tony offers his comments on Max Caster's controversial promo from 'AEW Dark' this week. Then, IMPACT's Rachael Ellering joins Dave & Tommy, as they all talk about her mixed-tag teaming with Tommy this past weekend at IMPACT 'Homecoming', & their tribute to her father Paul & The Road Warriors.
Aug 04, 2021
Ric Flair Gone from WWE?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk about the release of the legendary Ric Flair from WWE, & react to the stories circulating as to why Flair is now gone from WWE; this leads to a recap of Charlotte's Flair's match against Nikki ASH from RAW this week ... also, what does the idea of an available Ric Flair mean for the pro wrestling landscape? AND the guys revisit comments Flair made on the show back in February, about his daughter's creative direction in WWE.
Aug 03, 2021
Bray Wyatt Released By WWE

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down the big news coming off the weekend, that WWE has come to terms with Bray Wyatt.  Last seen in the ring at Wrestlemania this year, what's to make of this release?  Does this one hit different than other talent releases of late?  The guys also muse about the relationship between talent & creative in WWE & beyond ...


Aug 02, 2021
'The Masters Class': What Is NXT?

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer talk the past/present/future of NXT, especially following the recent exploits of NXT champ Karrion Kross on main roster WWE ... What is NXT?  Is it purely developmental? Or a 3rd brand? And did the outcome of its battle against AEW affect the way WWE perceives it? 

Aug 01, 2021
Sasha Banks' Return & Cena's Edgy Promo/ Weekly Winner

Ryan McKinnell and AEW's Mark Henry give their reactions on seeing the return of "The Boss" Sasha Banks on Smackdown, and give their thoughts on the recent exchange of promos between Roman Reigns and John Cena regarding a certain sexual act. Also, find out the best show in pro wrestling this week when Ryan and Mark give their Weekly Winner.

Jul 31, 2021
The Pro Wrestling RUMOR Mill

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry dive headfirst into all the rumors circulating 'round the world of pro wrestling lately ... including those on AEW & their upcoming dates in Chicago.  Does AEW have something special lined up for Chi-Town in August?  Dave & Mark talk it out.  Also, AEW & NXT ratings from the week, & a special 'guest' appearance that'll have you going "OH MY GOD..." 

Jul 30, 2021
Jericho vs Gage at AEW's Fight for the Fallen

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray analyze the action from AEW's 'Fight for the Fallen' this week on 'Dynamite' ... how did AEW measure up this week?  And we've now had 4 high profile deathmatches in the last 1.5 weeks, with the latest being Chris Jericho vs Nick Gage.  It may not be for everybody, but they certainly brought the violence this week ... Dave & Bully break it down. 

Jul 29, 2021
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 ... 

Jul 28, 2021
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 ... 

Jul 27, 2021
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. 

Jul 26, 2021
'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. 

Jul 25, 2021
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?

Jul 24, 2021
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!

Jul 23, 2021
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!

Jul 22, 2021
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!

Jul 21, 2021
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.

Jul 20, 2021
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.

Jul 19, 2021
'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 ... 

Jul 18, 2021
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!

Jul 17, 2021
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 ...
Jul 16, 2021
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...
Jul 15, 2021
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).
Jul 14, 2021
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.
Jul 13, 2021
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.
Jul 12, 2021
'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 ... 

Jul 11, 2021
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!

Jul 10, 2021
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 ...
Jul 09, 2021
Malakai Black is ALL ELITE
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk AEW's 'Road Rager' edition of Dynamite this week, in Miami & in front of fans ... speaking of said fans, they popped like crazy for the surprise appearance of one Tommy End (formerly Aleister Black in WWE, now going by Malakai Black). The guys break down the shocking reveal, as well as what it means to build & maintain a character in pro wrestling today.
Jul 08, 2021
Tommy Dreamer with an Update on Terry Funk
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer break down NXT's 'Great American Bash' from this week -- from the opening tag contest, to the main event between Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly ... also, after trending all over social media on Tuesday, Tommy Dreamer has an update on hardcore legend Terry Funk -- Tommy spoke to The Funkster personally, & will discuss.
Jul 07, 2021
Nick Gage talks with Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray welcome Nick Gage to Busted Open ... the hardcore wrestler talks about his life, his respect for the guys who have come before him, what GCW means to him, & his upcoming match against Matt Cardona in Atlantic City, NJ this month (warning: lot of profanity in this one; like, a lot) ...
Jul 06, 2021
'The Masters Class': 2021 Mid-Year Awards

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, & Tommy Dreamer look back at the first half of 2021 and dish out some superlatives: Awards for Breakout Star, Storyline, Match, and Wrestler of the Half-Year ... what will their picks be?  What are YOUR picks?  

Jul 04, 2021
Zelina Vega's Surprising Return

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry are broadcasting on this 4th of July weekend as they discuss the week that was in the world of wrestling.  Zelina Vega was a big topic on the show - as she returned on Smackdown and will be heading to the Money in the Bank PPV on July 18th.  Also, both Mark and Ryan loved AEW this past week and tell why in this week's Weekly Winner!

Jul 03, 2021
Orange Cassidy & His Friends
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry look back at the week that was in pro wrestling, alongside analyst Justin LaBar; then, they welcome in not one, but FOUR guests: Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & Trent? (aka Best Friends), and Kris Statlander ... the quartet talk their bond in AEW, coming from the indie scene, 'Dynamite' finally leaving Jacksonville to head back off on the road, and a whole lot more ...
Jul 02, 2021
AEW Starts Strong & Ends Strong
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk about this week's 'Dynamite' ... AEW's back home on Wednesdays & the guys have plenty to say, about The Young Bucks, MJF, Sammy Guevara, & more ... including an impassioned defense of one of the greatest to ever sit behind the mic in professional wrestling.
Jul 01, 2021
NXT Brings It Home

Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer talk all things from this week's NXT, their 'go-home' show prior to next week's 'Great American Bash' ... the guys break down the number one contender's match for the Women’s Tag Team Titles, Mercedes Martinez's suspected injury, & "Swerve" Scott's title win over Bronson Reed, becoming your new North American Champ (and what this may mean for Reed's status on NXT)...

Jun 30, 2021
Rock 'N' Roll, Wings, & Monday Night RAW

YOU WANTED THE BEST & YOU GOT IT ... Bully Ray & Ryan McKinnell talk a little food, a little rock 'n' roll, and a whole lotta Monday Night RAW ... the guys break down the Drew McIntyre/AJ Styles/Matt Riddle triple threat main event & more, including how WWE is doing themselves a disservice by not utilizing Shayna Baszler the correct way.

Jun 29, 2021
Kenny Omega Went Over, But Jungle Boy GOT Over
It's the "Fat 'N The Furious" today, as Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer talk about an indie event Tommy was a part of over the weekend, & a particularly dangerous spot that got a wrestler hurt ... how does risk measure up against reward, especially on the indie level? Also, AEW's Saturday Night 'Dynamite' ... the guys break down that stellar main event between Kenny Omega & Jungle Boy, & how it made both the champ & challenger look A+.
Jun 28, 2021
'The Masters Class': "Pivotal Moments"

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer all talk about the "pivotal moments" in their respective careers, i.e. those events that would forever shape who they would become in wrestling ... even for Dave, who talks about how he went from a job in the banking industry to creating Busted Open.

**BONUS: stay tuned for a surprise at the end, but don't say we didn't warn you ... 

Jun 27, 2021
WWE Releases More Wrestlers - Why?

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry discuss the latest news regarding more wrestlers being released by the WWE.  What's the reasoning behind it?  Why are they doing this once again - and what does it mean for those that were let go?  Mark and Ryan try to find answers - plus the Nation weighs in on it as well.  

Jun 26, 2021
The Week in Wrestling
Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk to pro wrestling analyst Justin LaBar and break down the week that was in pro wrestling -- news on WWE's return to the NYC area, comments on wrestling creative from Jon Moxley, Mickie James' return to the ring for the NWA, the health status of "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, and more ...
Jun 25, 2021
WWE Writers ... Who Don't Know Wrestling?
Bully Ray & Ryan McKinnell talk two big stories revolving around the world of WWE this week: first, John Cena says he's ready to return ... when's that gonna happen? As soon as SummerSlam? Also, one of WWE's newest writers admits that she knows next to nothing about pro wrestling ... you bet Bully & Ryan have plenty to say about that.
Jun 24, 2021
Stone Cold on 25 years of 'Austin 3:16'
Dave LaGreca, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer are joined by the one-and-only Stone Cold Steve Austin to talk the 25th anniversary of the 1996 'King of the Ring' PPV & the birth of 'Austin 3:16' ... Stone Cold tells the story of how one of pro wrestling's all-time greatest promos came together, & how that night changed not only the course of his life, but pro wrestling in the '90s & beyond ...
Jun 23, 2021
Strengths & Weaknesses of Monday Night RAW
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk all things RAW, including Bobby Lashley & Xavier Woods in a Monday Night Hell in a Cell match, and Nikki Cross debuting a new character; speaking of characters, AEW's Jungle Boy has become a hit with fans ... he joins Dave & Bully to chat ahead of his championship match against Kenny Omega this weekend ...
Jun 22, 2021
Recapping Hell in a Cell 2021
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down WWE's 'Hell in a Cell' PPV, including several key matchups: Bobby Lashley vs Drew McIntyre, Bianca Belair vs Bayley, & Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair ... what did Dave/Bully think? And was the creative there to support the in-ring work? Listen for answers...
Jun 21, 2021
'The Masters Class': Hell in a Cell

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer talk all things Hell in a Cell, including where the concept for the match came from, & which of the WWE Hell in a Cell matches are their personal favorites ... also, special insight from Mark Henry, who was in a Hell in a Cell match in 2011.

Jun 20, 2021
Honoring Juneteenth 2021

Tommy Dreamer and Mark Henry discuss the importance of Juneteenth and how it recognizes social issues being recognized and talked about on a national level.  They talk with author Dr. Joel Freeman from "Black History 365" and he gives a great insight as to what the social implications are and how society is adapting and accepting all rights here in the country.  Tommy and Mark also discuss WWE Smackdown from last night and preview WWE Hell in a Cell!

Jun 19, 2021
Remembering Chyna's Legacy

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry discuss the new VICE TV Documentary about Chyna's life.  The doc. was eye opening and sad at times, but also showed just how special of a person Chyna was - and some of the good memories she brought on those that she met along the way.  Mark shares personal stories and memories he had working with Chyna, as he and Dave talk about how unique and special of a wrestler she was.  Also, AEW President Tony Khan joins the show to talk about the promotion heading to New York City, Father's Day memories and more!

Jun 18, 2021
Was the ECW Arena Pro Wrestling's CBGB?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to MLW chief Court Bauer about the return of MLW, their future on TV, & a show they'll be bringing to the old ECW arena in Philadelphia in July ... that talk leads to a discussion between Dave & Bully on the legacy left by ECW & the importance of that "bingo hall" in pro wrestling's history.
Jun 17, 2021
Stellar Storytelling on NXT
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down NXT from this week, & point out how its storytelling helps to make it one of pro wrestling's weekly highlights ... they talk the return of Samoa Joe, & how LA Knight's heel work will help to make Cameron Grimes a top tier babyface; also, Dave talks to film director Marah Strauch about her new documentary on the late Chyna, set to premiere this week on VICE TV.
Jun 16, 2021
The RETURN of Eva Marie to RAW / The Joy That is RK-BRO
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk the much-hyped return of Eva Marie to the WWE on RAW this week, & the fact that it wasn't her ... who actually wrestled. Dave, Bully, & producer Gabby all break down what happened & what they think could be done to make the story work. Also, Randy Orton & Riddle aka Team RK-BRO has been one of RAW's recent highlights ... so why do fans already want them to turn on each other? The guys discuss...
Jun 15, 2021
NXT's LA Knight / Anthony Bowens of AEW
Fresh off his Million Dollar Championship win at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, LA Knight talks to Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer about being only the fourth person to hold that title, & if Ted DiBiase will be in his corner moving forward on NXT; also, Anthony Bowens of AEW's The Acclaimed drops in to talk what's next for him & Max Caster, & to share some words as Busted Open celebrates Pride Month.
Jun 14, 2021
'The Masters Class': My First Time

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer all talk about their 'first times' ... that is, when it came to pro wrestling.  First matches seen, first events attended, & first wrestlers met ... & for Bully/Tommy/Mark, the question: did those first encounters plant the seeds for what would become their own careers in the business?

Jun 13, 2021
Mark Henry's 50th Birthday Party / Paul Wight & D'Lo Brown

Tommy Dreamer and Mark Henry celebrate Mark's 50th birthday!  Mark shares some of his favorite moments both in and outside the ring throughout his journey to becoming a Hall of Famer.  Mark's two good friends - Paul Wight and D'Lo Brown also call in and share some of their favorite memories, as does Tommy Dreamer.  

Jun 12, 2021
Tony Khan / A Photo of MJF & Who??
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to AEW owner Tony Khan ahead of this week's 'Dynamite'; they discuss the AEW roster, the possibility of Mark returning to the ring, & Tony offers some words in response to comments made by Triple H on Thursday's NXT media call ... also, a photo of MJF alongside a certain host's wife has surfaced, and it has Dave going "WTF??"
Jun 11, 2021
Tommy Dreamer Retiring? / Cameron Grimes of NXT
Tommy Dreamer tells a story that has real world implications on his future in the business; also, Dave LaGreca & Tommy talk to Cameron Grimes about his rise in NXT, working with the legendary Ted DiBiase, & his vying for that Million Dollar Championship at this wknd's NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Jun 10, 2021
Matt Cardona SPEAKS following GCW Zombie Walk Appearance
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to IMPACT's Matt Cardona; on the heels of his viral appearance at GCW's Zombie Walk, he's got a lot to say about Nick Gage & the "GCW Universe" ... also; the guys talk to former NFL player AJ Francis/Top Dolla about NXT, joining "Swerve" Scott's stable, & being a part of WWE's 'Most Wanted Treasures' show on A&E.
Jun 09, 2021
RAW Recap / Are Young People Watching?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk about this week's RAW, & issues they have with the show -- also, after talking to a young fan, the guys wonder: are young people watching pro wrestling as much as they used to? A heated discussion ensues ...
Jun 08, 2021
NWA When Our Shadows Fall Recap
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray recap NWA's When Our Shadows Fall, including a new NWA Women's Champion in Kamille, the match between Nick Aldis and Trevor Murdoch, as well as Thunder Rosa's vicious act against Dave's fathead.
Jun 07, 2021
'The Masters Class': "Future Endeavors"

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Following the news of WWE talent releases this week, Dave LaGreca asks Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer to talk about what a post-WWE career in pro wrestling can mean, as the guys share stories from their own lives in & out of WWE.

Jun 06, 2021
Mark's First AEW Dynamite/ Weekly Winner

Mark Henry recaps with Ryan McKinnell his first week at AEW & his first Dynamite and both give their Weekly Winner for this week in professional wrestling.

Jun 05, 2021
Mark Henry on What He'll Bring to AEW / The Week in Wrestling
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk the week in wrestling, & there was A LOT this week ... the guys are joined by pro-wrestling analyst Justin LaBar to break down all the WWE news; also, Mark talks about what he plans to bring to AEW in his new role, just hours before his first appearance on 'Dynamite'.
Jun 04, 2021
AEW's Sammy Guevara / Billy Corgan talks NWA
Fresh on the heels of AEW's 'Double or Nothing' PPV this past wknd, Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to Sammy Guevara about his big win in the "Stadium Stampede" match, the return of live crowds, how being in the Inner Circle has affected him as a wrestler, & more; also, the guys are joined by Billy Corgan to break down this Sunday's NWA PPV on FITE TV, titled 'When Our Shadows Fall'.
Jun 03, 2021
Mickie James / WWE Releases
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to Mickie James about her latest country music single (track called "Grown Ass Women" with Chapel Hart), as well as about her recent release from WWE; also, as if the timing wasn't coincidental enough, Dave & Tommy address the breaking WWE news this Wednesday about MORE talent releases, including Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Buddy Murphy, Ruby Riott & Santana Garrett.
Jun 02, 2021
Mark Henry/Jimmy Smith SPEAK on joining AEW/WWE
Following the surprise announcement on Sunday's 'Double or Nothing' PPV, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry opens up to Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray on why he signed a deal with AEW, & what he plans to bring to the company. Also, speaking of signings, brand-new WWE play-by-play announcer & fellow SiriusXM host Jimmy Smith talks to the guys following his first RAW.
Jun 01, 2021
Mark Henry joins AEW / Sting Wrestles Again!

Ryan McKinnell & Tommy Dreamer are filling in for Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray as there is PLENTY to talk about with an amazing AEW Double or Nothing PPV.  Mark Henry surprised the world as he was announced as a new AEW coach and commentator.  Tommy says that the next generation of wrestlers are going to learn so much from Mark's expertise and history in wrestling.  Also, Sting returns to the ring and wrestles for the first time in YEARS!  Ryan and Tommy talk about how great his match was, and what this means for his in ring future.

May 31, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: AEW Double or Nothing Mini Post Show

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Mere hours after AEW's 'Double or Nothing', Dave LaGreca brings you this mini recap of what proved to be a stellar PPV; he goes over the matches & has exclusive audio from backstage post-show, including Chris Jericho talking about the BIG news surrounding our own Mark Henry that was announced last night.

May 31, 2021
SPECIAL: Inside AEW Double or Nothing

Dave LaGreca's backstage at Daily's Place in Jacksonville & bringing you interviews & insider info ahead of AEW's 'Double or Nothing' PPV ... Brandi Rhodes, Eddie Kingston, Matt Hardy, Britt Baker, Miro, Powerhouse Hobbs, The Acclaimed, & Thunder Rosa ... check it out!

May 30, 2021
AEW Double or Nothing Preview / Best of Week in Wrestling

Mark Henry returns this week with Ryan McKinnell as the two get ready to preview AEW Double or Nothing this weekend - with special guest Dave LaGreca, who will be live in attendance!  Also, the best that was in the week of wrestling with Weekly Winner.  Coming off what was an all around great week for all the wrestling promotions, which one will Mark and Ryan pick as their Winner?!

May 29, 2021
Paul Wight / Tony Khan of AEW
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry preview this wknd's AEW 'Double or Nothing' PPV with both Paul Wight & AEW owner Tony Khan. They'll break down the matchups & more; also ... does Paul Wight aspire to return to the ring? Listen & find out ...
May 28, 2021
Cassie Lee & Jessica McKay (former WWE Iiconics) / AEW's Britt Baker D.M.D.
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to Cassie Lee & Jessica McKay, once known as WWE's Iiconics ... they open up about being let go from WWE, their lives in pro wrestling, & what may be next for them -- still as a duo. Also, AEW's Britt Baker D.M.D. checks in, ahead of this weekend's 'Double or Nothing' PPV & her quest for the AEW Women's Title.
May 27, 2021
The History of The Samoan Dynasty

In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer present this special historical look at the Anoa'i Family, & the legacy of the Samoan Dynasty in pro wrestling ... from Peter Mavia, Afa & Sika (aka 'The Wild Samoans'), to current WWE Universal Champ Roman Reigns, as well as one of wrestling's all-time top stars: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. 

May 26, 2021
MJF/Chris Jericho talk 'AEW Double or Nothing'
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk this Sunday's 'Double or Nothing' PPV with two guys who REALLY don't like each other (& one Dave can't stand either) ... MJF & Chris Jericho. They both check in, separately, to hype their match this wknd, AND Jericho brings to the table some big news about this Friday's special edition of AEW Dynamite.
May 26, 2021
Ultimate Warrior A&E Biography
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk about the A&E Biography on the Ultimate Warrior that premiered over the weekend, with a frank discussion on a figure not without controversy in his life both inside the ring and out.
May 25, 2021
MORE on The 'End' of Kayfabe / Wrestling & the Fans
On the heels of yesterday's 'Masters Class' podcast about the 'end' of kayfabe, Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray continue the discussion, talking about the need to protect the mystique of the business, & the relationship between pro wrestling & the fans ... is it wrong to be "worked?"
May 24, 2021
'The Masters Class': The End of Kayfabe

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Spurred by the one-year anniversary of Busted Open's "Undertaker Day," Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer have a frank & honest discussion about the 'end' of kayfabe, & the dynamic between the business & the fans. 

May 23, 2021
WWE across America / Weekly Winner

Ryan McKinnell is joined by Tommy Dreamer this week as they talk about the WWE announcing that they will be expanding shows in the coming months as the coronavirus pandemic lessens.  Also because it's Saturday - that means our Weekly Winner where both Ryan and Tommy give YOU their favorite wrestling event in the past week!

May 22, 2021
The Week in Wrestling / Kofi Kingston
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer break down some of the biggest stories from the world of pro wrestling this week, alongside analyst Justin LaBar; also, WWE's Kofi Kingston stops by, following his big win this past Monday on RAW ... are we seeing 'Kofimania' Part II? And what part of his wrestling career means the most to him?
May 21, 2021
AEW Recap / Renee Paquette
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray focus on AEW's Miro -- are we finally getting the right version of him on TV? The guys break it down; also, Renee Paquette stops in to talk her new cookbook 'Messy In the Kitchen', her 'Oral Sessions' podcast, & share stories w/Dave & Bully as her & husband Jon Moxley are almost set to welcome their first child ... oh, & Dave gets frightened by a bear live on the show. It actually happens. Listen & find out.
May 20, 2021
NXT Recap / AEW's Tony Khan has BIG NEWS
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry break down NXT from this week, specifically Bronson Reed's North American Championship win over Johnny Gargano; also, AEW owner Tony Khan checks in to talk 'Dynamite' & reveal some BIG news about TV plans for AEW, including a new show AND a move to a new home next year.
May 19, 2021
RAW Recap/Who are the Faces/Heels anymore?
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk this week's RAW, & the lack of character work found in WWE creative; who are the faces & heels even supposed to be anymore? Also, a new bit about RAW commentator Adnan Virk will have you saying 'WOW' almost as much as he does.
May 18, 2021
WWE Wrestlemania Backlash Recap / Zombies???
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray take a look at Wrestlemania Backlash, in particular, the 'Zombie' Lumberjack Match ... Dave counts it among one of pro wrestling's most embarrassing moments of all time. Agree/Disagree? Even Mark Henry & the 'Nation try to persuade Dave to think otherwise, but he's having NONE of it ...
May 17, 2021
'The Masters Class': "Unsung Heroes" of Pro Wrestling

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Inspired by Cesaro's title shot at Wrestlemania Backlash, Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer discuss the "unsung heroes" of pro wrestling: guys who always had great matches & were beloved by fans, but rarely if ever got that shot at winning a title.  The guys present their top "unsung hero" picks ... and one just may surprise you. 

May 16, 2021
RIP New Jack / D'Lo Brown Shares Memories

Tommy Dreamer is in for Mark Henry this week as he and Ryan McKinnell remember the life of New Jack - who passed away on Friday night.  Tommy talks about wrestling against and with New Jack throughout the years, as well as shares lots of memories.  D'Lo Brown - who knew Jack very well also calls in and gives his favorite moments with Jack before he passed away.  Finally some SmackDown talk as Tamina and Natalya are now champions!

May 15, 2021
The Week in Wrestling / Titus O'Neil
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry look at the week that was in pro wrestling w/ analyst Justin LaBar, including breaking down the latest episode of 'Dark Side of the Ring' & AEW's announcement that they're getting back out on the road this summer; also, the guys talk to Titus O'Neil of WWE, & Mark has some words for Hulk Hogan.
May 14, 2021
AEW Recap / a NEW TNT Champion
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down AEW Dynamite from the week, in particular Darby Allin's TNT Championship loss to Miro; also, the Moxley vs Nagata match that opened the show ... what did the guys think of it, & what does it mean to see a NJPW title defended on AEW airwaves?
May 13, 2021
NXT Recap / AEW's Tony Khan
Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer take a look at this week's NXT, including the stellar main event between Kushida & Santos Escobar; also, Tommy highlights pro wrestling's recent TV success, & the guys are joined by AEW owner Tony Khan to talk 'Dynamite', as well as give an update on Ricky Starks' neck injury.
May 12, 2021
RAW Recap / NWA's Kamille
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray look at this week's RAW, the go-home episode before Wrestlemania Backlash this wknd ... how does RAW measure up against SmackDown & NXT? Also, the guys talk Jeff Hardy, & are joined by Kamille of the NWA, who shares her story & her quest for pro wrestling gold.
May 11, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Wrestlemania X-Seven TLCII Watch-Along

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray do a watch-along of the legendary 'TLCII' match from Wrestlemania in 2001, 20 years later.  Listen as Bully gives insight into the action as it unfolds, in a match that featured six future WWE Hall of Famers. **NOTE: timestamp to watch along -- 1:51:53 into Wrestlemania X-Seven on Peacock** 

May 11, 2021
Booker T A&E Bio / Santos Escobar
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down the Booker T A&E Biography that premiered over the weekend, & discuss a controversial moment from Booker's career that was not included in the doc; also, NXT's Santos Escobar stops by to talk about his history as a second-generation luchador, and preview his match tomorrow against Kushida for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.
May 10, 2021
'The Masters Class': Happy Mother's Day!

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry both take a step back & let their respective better halves (& two amazing kick-ass moms!) take their place ... Violetta LaGreca & Jana Henry share stories, laughs, memorable moments & more with Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer as Busted Open wishes a BIG Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in the 'nation!

May 09, 2021
Jimmy Uso Returns / Cesaro Shines

Tommy Dreamer is in for Ryan McKinnell as Tommy and Mark Henry talk about the week that was in sports entertainment!  Smackdown was great as Jimmy Uso returned and now we will see what happens with him, Roman Reigns and Jey Uso.  Also, Cesaro continues to rise to the occasion as both Tommy and Mark are happy Cesaro is being noticed for how good he is.  Weekly Winner of course as we bring you the best that was in wrestling!

May 08, 2021
The Week in Wrestling / Court Bauer / Brandi Rhodes

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry look back on the week that was in pro wrestling, alongside analyst Justin LaBar; also, MLW head Court Bauer calls in to talk their new TV deal + other news, AND the guys celebrate Mother's Day Wknd with expectant mother-to-be Brandi Rhodes of AEW. 

May 07, 2021
AEW 'Blood & Guts' Recap / 'Dark Side of the Ring' Season 3

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray recap this week's 'Blood & Guts' edition of AEW Dynamite, including Bully's "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" of the event; also, the guys talk with 'Dark Side of the Ring' exec producers Evan Husney & Jason Eisener, as Season 3 debuts this week on VICE. 

May 06, 2021
NXT Recap / Daniel Bryan Rumors / Tony Khan

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer recap NXT from the week, including your NEW Women's Tag Team Champions in Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell; also, more on the Randy Savage A&E Bio (which Dave says was a "hit job"), news/rumors on the future of Daniel Bryan in WWE, & AEW owner Tony Khan, who drops in to talk their 'Blood & Guts' edition of Dynamite this week, & what's on the horizon ...

May 05, 2021
Drew McIntyre / A&E's Randy Savage Biography

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to WWE's Drew McIntyre, whose memoir 'A Chosen Destiny: My Story' is out now; also, the guys discuss the A&E Biography on Randy Savage that just premiered ... Dave didn't like it, & felt it was more of a 'tabloid expose' when compared to the ones on Stone Cold & Roddy Piper that preceded it. 

May 04, 2021
Recap of LaGreca vs Thunder Rosa / Isaiah "Swerve" Scott of NXT

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray look back at Dave's big in-ring appearance with Thunder Rosa Saturday night in Texas for Mission Pro Wrestling; Dave's happy with the feedback from the 'Nation, but NOT with what Bully, Gabby LaSpisa, & Ed Robinson have to say ...  also, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott checks in to talk NXT with the guys. 

May 03, 2021
'The Masters Class': Busted Open's Fantasy Draft

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE:  It's the first ever Busted Open Fantasy Draft!  Join Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Tommy Dreamer, Mark Henry, & Ed Robinson as they set the rules & pick teams ... follow along/play along as this'll run through WWE SummerSlam, & somebody's team is gonna win! 

May 02, 2021
Dave LaGreca vs Thunder Rosa / Shawn Daivari calls in

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry preview tonight's Mission Pro Wrestling match between Dave LaGreca & Thunder Rosa.  The two have been going back and forth for weeks and will finally square off tonight in Austin, Texas where both Mark and Ryan are at as well!  Also, the WWE women's division continues to get better each passing week as there are so many legitimate contenders that could be Champion.  Finally, some SmackDown talk and also Shawn Daivari joins the show to talk about Major League Wrestling.  

May 01, 2021
Tommy & Mark aka "Sweet Meats" / Jordynne Grace

Tommy Dreamer & Mark Henry aka "Sweet Meats" helm the show today & talk the world of wrestling, including SmackDown, IMPACT, NXT, & more ... also, they're joined by IMPACT's Jordynne Grace, one half of the current Knockouts Tag Team Champions.  

Apr 30, 2021
AEW Recap / Chris Jericho

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down AEW this week - including the 'parlay' between The Pinnacle & Inner Circle, Darby Allin's title defense, Orange Cassidy, & more ... also, Chris Jericho checks in to preview next week's 'Blood & Guts' special, comment on the future of 'Dynamite' following the Turner/NHL deal, & talk the success of AEW's young talent. 

Apr 29, 2021
NXT Recap/ Tony Khan - Owner & President of AEW

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer recap the best from NXT and also enter Khan's Korner with AEW Owner & President Tony Khan.

Apr 28, 2021
RAW's Positives ... & one Hell of a RANT about the Negatives

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray analyze RAW from the week, looking at some positives from Monday night ... before Dave goes off on a RANT for the ages about the myriad problems with WWE's flagship show. 

Apr 27, 2021
IMPACT Rebellion / Omega is THE 'Belt Collector' / Dreamer has a Piper Story

It's the RETURN of the 'Fat 'N The Furious' as Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer talk IMPACT's 'Rebellion' PPV & Kenny Omega's big win ... what's next for the self-ascribed "belt collector?"  Also, CaZXL/Big Cass debuts in IMPACT, & Tommy Dreamer shares a story of being in the audience as a kid for one of Roddy Piper's landmark moments in the early '80s ... 

Apr 26, 2021
'The Masters Class': Preparing LaGreca for Thunder Rosa

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca puts himself in the student's chair as Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer all advise HIM on his upcoming date with destiny against Thunder Rosa, May 1st in Texas.  Is their collective decades' worth of pro wrestling experience enough to ensure Dave's survival in the ring?  Listen & find out...

Apr 25, 2021
SmackDown Recap / Melina / IMPACT Rebellion Preview

Mark Henry & Ryan McKinnell react to the return of Aleister Black on SmackDown, & talk to NWA star Melina. They also give their Weekly Winners for the week in pro wrestling & preview IMPACT Rebellion.

Apr 24, 2021
Mickie James 'Garbage Bag-Gate' / WWE Firings / The Week in Wrestling / CaZXL

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry tackle the fallout from all the WWE news this week, alongside pro wrestling analyst Justin LaBar; Mickie James being sent her belongings in a trash bag & WWE's swift response, WWE's earnings call, & more; also, CaZXL (formerly Big Cass) joins the show to talk his story.

Apr 23, 2021
AEW Recap / Molly Holly

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk this week's AEW 'Dynamite', including Darby Allin vs Jungle Boy & MJF's top-shelf promo work; also, talk on IMPACT & more ... AND Mark Henry stops in as they all welcome newly minted member of the WWE Hall of Fame, Molly Holly! 

Apr 22, 2021
Scott D'Amore & Deonna Purrazzo of IMPACT / AEW's Tony Khan

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to IMPACT EVP Scott D'Amore & Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo ahead of this wknd's 'Rebellion' PPV; also, AEW owner Tony Khan drops in to talk 'Dynamite' & more. 

Apr 21, 2021
RAW Recap / LA Knight / Tasha Steelz / MLW's Court Bauer

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray take a look at this week's RAW, in particular the Rhea Ripley / Charlotte Flair / Asuka storyline; also, NXT's LA Knight checks in, the guys talk to IMPACT's Tasha Steelz ahead of this weekend's 'Rebellion' PPV, & Major League Wrestling head Court Bauer calls in to talk the breaking news of their new TV deal with Vice. 

Apr 20, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Celebrating 4/20 with Rob Van Dam

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to longtime cannabis advocate Rob Van Dam on this 4/20 ... he talks his efforts in the world of CBDs, & the health benefits of CBD & THC; also, RVD shares some thoughts about his recent induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Apr 20, 2021
Pat McAfee / More on WWE Talent Releases

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to Pat McAfee & get his take on how night #1 went alongside Michael Cole as the new booth on SmackDown; also, the guys continue the talk on last week's WWE talent releases, as Bully comments on the decision to let names like Mickie James, Samoa Joe, & The Iiconics go. 

Apr 19, 2021
'The Masters Class': The Art of the Promo

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: As part of the Busted Open Podcast's new series 'The Mastersclass' -- Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, & Tommy Dreamer all break down "the art the promo" ... what goes into crafting a pro wrestling promo?  How do you use a promo to get the reaction you want out of a crowd?  Listen & find out ... 

Apr 18, 2021
Bianca Belair's Rise / Pat McAfee heads to SmackDown!

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry discuss what has happened since WrestleMania 37 - including Bianca Belair's victory to win the SmackDown Championship!  Roman Reigns continiues to be one of the best in professional wrestling - and now he's going after Cesaro!  Pat McAfee is at SmackDown as a commentator and more!

Apr 17, 2021
WWE Talent Releases / The Week in Wrestling

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry break down several big stories in the world of pro wrestling, alongside analyst Justin LaBar -- WWE talent releases the week after Wrestlemania, AEW's monster ratings, Pat McAfee joining SmackDown, & more ... 

Apr 16, 2021
AEW Recap / Wrestlemania By The Numbers

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer analyze the first AEW 'Dynamite' of the post-Wed Night 'War' era, talking The Young Bucks, Darby Allin, Jade Cargill & more ... also, they break down the numbers on Wrestlemania, & just how successful it was for the WWE. 

Apr 15, 2021
NXT is now on TUES / AEW's Tony Khan

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to AEW owner Tony Khan about 'Dynamite' in the post-'Wed Night War' era.  Also, the guys poll the 'nation following NXT on Tuesday: regardless of what you watched before on Wednesdays, will you check out BOTH shows now that the 'war' is over?

Apr 14, 2021
Chris Jericho / The End of the 'Wed Night War'

Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, & Chris Jericho talk the story behind Jericho's 'Broken Skull Sessions' appearance; they also break down what's next for AEW as the 'Wednesday Night War' with NXT is now over. 

Apr 13, 2021
Wrestlemania 2021 Recap

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray recap/break down the biggest spectacle in pro wrestling ... Wrestlemania!  All the top matches, from Roman Reigns vs Edge vs Daniel Bryan, to Sasha Banks vs Bianca Belair, & more!  Did WWE deliver this year? Also, on the heels of Jericho's appearance on 'Broken Skull' w/ Steve Austin, Bully shares some stories from his life in wrestling. 

Apr 12, 2021
Busted Open's Virtual Wrestlemania Party!

Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, & Mark Henry are joined by the NATION and a number of guests as they get you psyched for night #2 of Wrestlemania!

Apr 11, 2021
Sneak Peek of 'The Masterclass': Lost Wrestlemania Matches

Dave LaGreca, Tommy Dreamer, & Mark Henry look back on some Wrestlemania moments that, for one reason or another, DIDN'T happen; at times sharing some often sobering stories from pro wrestling's past.

Apr 11, 2021
WrestleMania 37 Preview and Predictions

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry preview this weekend's WrestleMania 37 card - will we see title changes?  What will happen in the women's division?  Will Cesaro finally get his rightful spotlight?  And of course, Edge Daniel Bryan and Reigns!   And because it is Saturday - we have the Weekly Winner with the best show in the past week of wrestling!

Apr 10, 2021
NXT TakeOver Night 2 / Wrestlemania Predictions / Eric Bischoff

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry break down the 2nd night of NXT TakeOver, especially the Adam Cole vs Kyle O'Reilly match; also, Mark gives his picks for both nights of Wrestlemania, and the guys talk to newly inducted member of the WWE Hall of Fame, Eric Bischoff. 

Apr 09, 2021
NXT TakeOver Night 1 & AEW Dynamite Recaps / The Miz

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down several key points from the 1st night of NXT TakeOver: 'Stand & Deliver' & AEW 'Dynamite' from the week, including Walter vs Ciampa, Shirai vs Gonzalez, and Chris Jericho's promo; also, the guys are joined by The Miz on the road to Wrestlemania this weekend. 

Apr 08, 2021
Tony Khan / Nita Strauss / WWE Hall of Fame 2020/2021

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to AEW owner Tony Khan on a number of things ... Mike Tyson returning to AEW, Jericho appearing on 'Broken Skull' ... Tony even has news on the future of AEW on TNT; also, the guys talk to rock guitarist Nita Strauss, & Tommy takes issue with something that happened at this year's WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. 

Apr 07, 2021
Trish Stratus / Big E

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to WWE Hall of Famer & the recently announced #1 WWE Women Superstar of all time, Trish Stratus ... they talk watching old matches, intergender wrestling (including her time in the ring w/Bully), becoming a mom, & more; also, Big E calls in, just days ahead of Wrestlemania & his Intercontinental Title defense against Apollo Crews. 

Apr 06, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: NXT Stand & Deliver - '5 Things To Look For'

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca gives YOU the '5 Things to Look For' heading into this week's NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver ... are we on the road to Wrestlemania?  After listening to this, you may think we're instead on the road to NXT TakeOver ... 

Apr 06, 2021
NEW IWGP Champ / Jericho to appear on 'Broken Skull'

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down Will Ospreay's IWGP World Heavyweight Championship win over Kota Ibushi, and what this means for both competitors moving forward; also, the guys take a look at the news that Chris Jericho is set to appear on Stone Cold Steve Austin's 'Broken Skull Sessions' right after the end of Wrestlemania on Sunday.  

Apr 05, 2021
Edge Heats Up / NXT TakeOver Preview

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry are back for another Busted Open Saturday as we are just 1 week away from WrestleMania 37!  Edge heats up against Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, as the Mania card continues to take shift.  The guy's preview this coming week's NXT TakeOver while also giving their Weekly Winner for the best wrestling show of the week!



Apr 03, 2021
Montez Ford of The Street Profits / ROH's Maria Kanellis

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to Montez Ford of WWE's The Street Profits, ahead of next week's Wrestlemania; also, Maria Kanellis stops by to tell the guys about Ring of Honor's new Women’s World Championship, & the tournament they're putting together around it. 

Apr 02, 2021
The End of the Wed Night 'War' / 20 yrs since 'Mania X-Seven

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk the end of the Wed Night 'War' between AEW & NXT, & break down some of the action from the week, including the in-ring debut of Christian Cage on 'Dynamite', as well as that stellar video package NXT aired hyping Cole vs O'Reilly at next week's TakeOver.  Also, it's been 20 years since Wrestlemania X-Seven, & Bully Ray has stories to share from that day at Houston's Astrodome. 

Apr 01, 2021
Mick Foley / MLW's Jacob Fatu

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to the hardcore legend, the one & only Mick Foley; also, MLW's Jacob Fatu checks in with the guys, and an appearance from boss Mother Marissa brings big news for Busted Open's Wrestlemania plans this year. 

Mar 31, 2021
RAW Recap / NXT's Moving to Tues / Dave Cut a Promo on Thunder Rosa

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray scratch their heads over some of the things that happened on RAW this week; also, confirmed news that NXT will be moving to Tuesday nights post-'Mania, AND Dave cuts a promo on Thunder Rosa, who's still itching to face him in the ring in May. 

Mar 30, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: 'Mania & More w/ Stone Cold Steve Austin

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Mark Henry checks in with Stone Cold Steve Austin ahead of Wrestlemania 37 ... Austin shares some of his top 'Mania moments, talks about his TV projects, and tells Mark just how he found himself in a new ad campaign for Tide.

Mar 30, 2021
Beth Phoenix / did LaGreca just walk off the show??

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray welcome Beth Phoenix for the 1st time to Busted Open as they talk her new WWE Icons documentary, her stellar work behind the mic on NXT, & her journey as a woman in pro wrestling ... also, Dave brings up Thunder Rosa challenging him to a match (from Friday), which leads him to unload on head producer Ed Robinson & storm off the show ... 

Mar 29, 2021
WrestleMania 37 Preview / NXT Rises

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk about the newly unveiled Triple Threat WrestleMania 37 match between Daniel Bryan - Roman Reigns - and Edge!  DB had a great promo last night on SmackDown that the guys talk about and also how great is it to have 3 amazing wrestlers all wresting against each other?  Weekly Winner of course because it's a Saturday but you won't know who the guys picked as their favorite unless you tune in!

Mar 27, 2021
Sean Waltman / Thunder Rosa is angry at LaGreca

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry confront the fact that Thunder Rosa is angry at Dave for wearing a Britt Baker t-shirt ... she calls in & what it leads to may surprise you.  Also, the guys talk to Sean Waltman about being a two-time WWE Hall of Famer,  the times he's worked with Mark in-ring, AND the answer to the eternal question: which was the better faction -- DX or the NWO?

Mar 26, 2021
AEW & NXT Recaps / EC3 of ROH

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down AEW & NXT from the week, in particular NXT's road to their 'Stand & Deliver' two-night TakeOver, & Britt Baker's promo from 'Dynamite' ... also, the guys talk with EC3, ahead of Ring of Honor's 19th Anniversary PPV. 

Mar 25, 2021
Undertaker Stories w/ Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer

It's the return of 'The Fat 'N The Furious' aka Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer!  In honor of Undertaker's birthday this week, Bully & Tommy share stories of The Deadman, & ask the Busted Open Nation this: what is your #1 Undertaker match of all time??

Mar 24, 2021
MJF's on this episode & Dave LaGreca is NOT happy

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray are joined by MJF, & Dave's less than thrilled.  Listen as MJF talks his new faction 'The Pinnacle', turning on Chris Jericho, being one of AEW's biggest stars ... and oh yeah, antagonizing the hell out of Dave.

Mar 23, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: ROH's 19th Anniversary w/ Bobby Cruise

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of this week's 19th Anniversary PPV, Dave LaGreca talks to longtime Ring of Honor announcer Bobby Cruise about the history of ROH & the wrestling talent it's helped to cultivate. 

Mar 23, 2021
WWE Fastlane & NWA Back For The Attack Recaps / Andrade Granted Release from WWE

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray dive headfirst into WWE's 'Fastlane' & the NWA's 'Back For The Attack' PPVs, including matchups that saw Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus, Kamille vs Thunder Rosa, & Nick Aldis vs Aron Stevens.  Also, can Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair be fixed before 'Mania, AND what's to make of the news that WWE has officially granted Andrade his release? 

Mar 22, 2021
Edge Returns to the Ring / WWE Fastlane Preview

On Saturday's Busted Open - Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk about Edge's return to the ring last night in SmackDown and what's next for his ongoing feud with Roman Reigns.  What role will Jey Uso have and Daniel Bryan?  Also, reaction to Hulk Hogan as the special host of WrestleMania 37, as well as Weekly Winner where both Ryan and Mark say that AEW had an amazing and historic live event.  Finally, the guy's preview WWE Fastlane this Sunday!

Mar 20, 2021
Billy Corgan & the NWA / the Week in Wrestling

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to NWA owner (& Smashing Pumpkins main man) Billy Corgan about the return of the NWA, his working relationship with Tony Khan, & the card for this wknd's 'Back For The Attack' PPV.  Also, the guys check in with pro wrestling analyst Justin LaBar to review the week that was in wrestling. 

Mar 19, 2021
Britt Baker vs Thunder Rosa ... The Best Match of AEW Dynamite So Far?

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down the 'Unsanctioned Lights Out' match between Britt Baker & Thunder Rosa from AEW 'Dynamite' this week, & why what went down could well be a star-making moment for both those women. 

Mar 18, 2021
Britt Baker & Tony Khan / St. Patrick's Day SLAM

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer are joined by Dr Britt Baker & AEW owner Tony Khan to preview this week's  'Dynamite' aka 'St. Patrick's Day Slam' ... including Britt's landmark main event match against Thunder Rosa & a whole lot more. 

Mar 17, 2021
Is 'Austin 3:16' the Greatest Wrestling Promo EVER? / Thunder Rosa

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray ponder the question, "is Stone Cold Steve Austin's '3:16' promo the greatest pro wrestling promo of all time?" & welcome in author Mike McAvennie to talk about it & his book, 'Austin 3:16 - 316 Facts & Stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin' ... then, it's Thunder Rosa!  She stops in to hype this week's BIG main event match against Dr Britt Baker on AEW 'Dynamite', as well as NWA's 'Back for the Attack' PPV on Sunday.

Mar 16, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: '3:16 DAY' w/ Dave LaGreca & Sam Roberts

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca & special guest Sam Roberts break down the legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin on this 3:16 DAY, from the dawn of the character in the '90s to Austin's place among pro wrestling's all-time greats. 

Mar 16, 2021
Roman Reigns & The Road to 'Mania / Jon Alba & Wrestlemania Tix On-Sale

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down the ongoing angle between Edge, Daniel Bryan, & Roman Reigns from SmackDown ... who will Roman Reigns face at 'Mania?  Also, the guys talk to Jon Alba of Spectrum Sports 360 about Wrestlemania tickets going on sale, & what the expected capacity could be for both nights in Tampa next month. 

Mar 15, 2021
What's Next for Andrade? / AEW Ratings Rise

On this episode of Busted Open - Mark Henry and Ryan McKinnell discuss another solid WWE SmackDown on Friday Night.  We saw the rise of Edge as he continues to come back, Daniel Bryan's promos continue to get better, Big E is an absolute star and finally getting the recognition he deserves, and if it's Saturday we have Mark and Ryan's Weekly Winner - their pick for the best show from the past week!

Mar 13, 2021
AEW's Rebel / Are PPVs Too Long?

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to ... no, not Reba ... it's Rebel!  Rebel joins the guys to talk her life in pro wrestling, her previous life as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, & her current role alongside Dr Britt Baker in AEW; also, Dave & Mark ponder the question, "are pro wrestling PPVs too long?"

Mar 12, 2021
YOUR Wednesday Night Recap / MJF Betrays Chris Jericho

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer break down another stellar Wednesday night of pro wrestling ... Eddie Kingston's mic skills save the day (again), the newly minted NXT Women's Tag Titles change hands on night #1, MJF betrays Chris Jericho, & more ... 

Mar 11, 2021
AEW & NXT This Week / WWE Hall of Fame News / Gabby Steps Into the Ring

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray cover a LOT of ground; AEW & NXT this week, including what's expected to be announced from NXT & the continued fallout from AEW's 'Revolution' PPV; news on the WWE Hall of Fame; AND, Busted Open's own Gabby LaSpisa steps into the ring at Bully's school ... how did it go down?  Listen & find out. 

Mar 10, 2021
AEW vs NXT / Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk AEW & NXT this Wednesday ... How will AEW try and recover from the end of 'Revolution' on Sunday? How do AEW & NXT compare, & is the "Wednesday Night War" not long for this world?  Also, the guys talk to 'Dark Side of the Ring' executive producer Evan Husney about the new companion show 'Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential', as well as discuss the news that Wrestlemania tix are now set to go on sale. 

Mar 09, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Dating Advice for the Wrestling Fan w/Annie Cruz

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca talks to fellow SiriusXM host, podcaster, & wrestling fan Annie Cruz.  They chat about a whole bunch of stuff, including dating advice for the wrestling fan in the time of COVID.

Mar 09, 2021
Aftermath of AEW Revolution / Gail Kim of IMPACT

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk the aftermath of AEW's 'Revolution' PPV & the ending of the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch between Moxley & Omega, an ending that ... happened.  Also, it's International Women's Day, as the guys welcome one of the greats to discuss the status & future of women's pro wrestling ... IMPACT's Gail Kim.  

Mar 08, 2021
AEW Mystery Star / AEW Revolution Preview

Ryan McKinnell & Tommy Dreamer host this Saturday version of Busted Open and have plenty to talk about.  Who will AEW's new mystery signee be?  The guys break it down as to who is a legitimate suggestion, and who is wishful thinking.  AEW Revolution takes place Sunday night and is a stacked card - Ryan and Tommy give their predictions.  Also, is Roman Reigns getting stale on SmackDown?  That and Weekly Winner and more all on today's episode!

Mar 06, 2021
Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to Tony Khan

Ahead of this wknd's 'Revolution' PPV, Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to Tony Khan about all things AEW; the 'mystery signee' the world is speculating about, the 'Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch' that'll happen on Sunday, Tony's role as the 'forbidden door' in pro wrestling, & what to expect moving forward from AEW at this stage of the pandemic. 

Mar 05, 2021
Nick Aldis / Shaq Steps Into an AEW Ring

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis about the upcoming return of the NWA; then the guys recap the much-anticipated mixed tag match from AEW 'Dynamite' this week between Shaquille O'Neal/Jade Cargill & Cody Rhodes/Red Velvet. 

Mar 04, 2021
NXT Rumors? / the return of the NWA / Fat & The Furious

It's the return of The Fat & The Furious aka Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer!  The guys talk the recent NXT rumors circulating around, as well as Tommy's take on Bobby Lashley winning the WWE Championship on Monday, & news on the return of the NWA.

Mar 03, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca & David Arquette Talk Death Matches

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca talks to actor & wrestler David Arquette about a whole bunch 'o stuff ... the documentary 'You Cannot Kill David Arquette', his polarizing WCW Championship, his love of acting, & deathmatch wrestling, ahead of AEW's Revolution PPV this wknd. 

Mar 03, 2021
RAW Recap / Bobby Lashley is your NEW WWE Champ

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray settle some of the drama surrounding show producer Gabby; they also break down Monday Night RAW from the week, including Bobby Lashley beating The Miz for the WWE Championship, & what this means for the title picture heading into Wrestlemania.  

Mar 02, 2021
History of the Deathmatch / Busted Open Drama??

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk the history of the deathmatch with TV host Damian Abraham, of VICE's 'The Wrestlers' ... they break down its history & legacy, ahead of Moxley vs Omega at this wknd's AEW 'Revolution' PPV; also, where is show producer Gabby LaSpisa?  Is some drama unfolding behind the scenes at Busted Open?

Mar 01, 2021
Indie Wrestling Circuit / Andreas Hale / Teddy Long

Dave LaGreca fills in for Ryan McKinnell who was experiencing tech issues.  Dave and Mark talk about the independent wrestling scene in these Covid times and how it's starting to bounce back.  Teddy Long - WWE Hall of Famer joins Mark to talk about indie wrestling, while Andreas Hale from Sporting News talks about his upcoming "Our Heroes Rock," project with Big-E.  Also we have a special Weekly Winner result!

Feb 27, 2021
The Week in Wrestling

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry recap the week that was in pro wrestling, including comments from Mark on Paul Wight (WWE's Big Show) signing with AEW.  The guys are also joined by pro wrestling analyst Justin LaBar to break down several stories, & they argue food, music, & New Jersey alongside Busted Open producers Ed Robinson & Gabby LaSpisa. 

Feb 26, 2021
Ric Flair Appreciation Day!

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray interview the Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair, as he celebrates his 72nd birthday!  Flair talks his daughter Charlotte, Paul Wight signing with AEW, & a whole lot more.  Dave & Bully also talk the toxicity of social media, and its effect on a wrestler's psyche. 

Feb 25, 2021
Lance Archer / AEW Signs Paul Wight aka The Big Show

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer tackle the news that AEW has signed a long-term deal with Mr. Paul Wight, known in WWE for years as The Big Show.  They also talk to another big man in pro wrestling, Lance Archer, ahead of AEW Dynamite this week & the road to the upcoming 'Revolution' PPV. 

Feb 24, 2021
The Best RAW in Ages? / Charlotte Flair's Work is TOP NOTCH

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray discuss what they feel may have been the best RAW in a long time, including Bobby Lashley now vying for the WWE Championship.  Then they're joined by Mark Henry as they talk Charlotte Flair ... and wonder how a superstar so deserving of praise can be so polarizing. 

Feb 23, 2021

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca talks to retired pro wrestler Jimmy Rave, who lost his left arm to an infection last year.  Jimmy talks about his career prior with ROH & TNA, & his journey since the amputation surgery. 

Feb 23, 2021
WWE Elimination Chamber Recap

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk all things WWE Elimination Chamber ... from The Miz becoming your new WWE Champion, to Cesaro's impressive showing & how things could be different for him, if not for the era of COVID-19 ... also,  Edge vs Reigns is now locking in for 'Mania, & Dave RANTS on the current state of WWE's Women's Division.  

Feb 22, 2021
Elimination Chamber Predictions / Roman Reigns & Edge Sound Off

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk about two of the best in the business right now - with Roman Reigns and Edge and how that could be a great feud to see in the making.  Also, Elimination Chamber is this weekend and the guys give their previews and predictions and what this means as we are on the Road To WrestleMania!  Plus lots of AEW and NXT talk in Weekly Winner!

Feb 20, 2021
Big Swole / La Rosa Negra / Elimination Chamber this Wknd

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk WWE Elimination Chamber this weekend ... also, Mark comments on the Kyle O'Reilly rumors that tore through the internet the other day, & the guys are joined by two guests -- AEW's Big Swole, & indie wrestler La Rosa Negra/Black Rose. 

Feb 19, 2021
The Exploding Barbed Wire DEATHMATCH / AEW & NXT Recaps

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down all things AEW & NXT from the week ... Kenny Omega & Jon Moxley's upcoming DEATHMATCH, Sting taking a powerbomb from Brian Cage, Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai squaring off against Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler, & how internet speculation about Kyle O'Reilly ran too far as NXT went off the air. 

Feb 18, 2021
IMPACT/AEW/NJPW Relationship / Tommy's Sports Fandom / Carl Banks

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer discuss the relationship between IMPACT  Wrestling, AEW & NJPW; also, Tommy gets Dave's blood boiling when it comes to his sports fandom and 2x NFL Super Bowl Champion, Carl Banks, joins them to weigh in on the heated debate.

Feb 17, 2021
RAW Recap / Sheamus wins gauntlet match / Alexa Bliss & Randy Orton / Lacey Evans pregnant

Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer break down all things RAW from the week ... Sheamus wins the main event gauntlet match with a victory over Drew McIntyre, the feud between Alexa Bliss & Randy Orton continues, and where is the Lacey Evans / Ric /Charlotte Flair storyline headed with a pregnant Lacey?

Feb 16, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: NBC's new series 'Young Rock' & its stars

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: With the premiere of NBC's new show, 'Young Rock' (chronicling the life of one Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) happening this Tuesday, Dave LaGreca talks to 3 of the show's stars, all playing 3 larger-than-life historical figures from the world of pro wrestling -- Brett Azar as The Iron Sheik, Nate Jackson as the Junkyard Dog, & former NFL player Matthew Willig as Andre the Giant.

Feb 16, 2021
NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day Recap & Tommy Dreamer

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day ... from Johnny Gargano defeating Kushida, MSK winning the The Dusty Classic & the ending that sent shockwaves with a betrayal from Adam Cole. Plus, Busted Open's own Tommy Dreamer joins the show to discuss his title match that took place at IMPACT Wrestling's No Surrender.

Feb 15, 2021
Seth Rollins Returns to SmackDown / Impact No Surrender Preview

Ryan McKInnell & Mark Henry are ecstatic about Seth Rollins returning to SmackDown - but what's this mean for Roman Reigns?  Will the two reunite or will they feud?  Also Impact No Surrender is tonight and our very own Tommy Dreamer is a part of it!  Weekly Winner recaps the best wrestling shows in the past week - as well as a tease of NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day!

Feb 13, 2021
The Week in Wrestling / Busted Open's V-Day Spectacular

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry break down the week that was alongside analyst Justin LaBar ... also, the guys hype Tommy Dreamer's big match this wknd for IMPACT, Mark talks about spotfests vs storytelling in pro wrestling, & Busted Open's own Gabby LaSpisa dishes out romantic advice, just in time for Valentine's Day... 

Feb 12, 2021
Everything AEW/NXT From the Week

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down all things AEW & NXT from the week ... from the AEW/NJPW/IMPACT crossover & that chaotic 'Dynamite' main event, to Matt Hardy & Hangman Page, The Acclaimed's rise, NXT's Dusty Classic ahead of this wknd's Takeover, & a whole lot more ... 

Feb 11, 2021
Tommy Dreamer's 50th Birthday Celebration

Busted Open celebrates the 50th Birthday of one of their own ... the 'Innovator of Violence' himself, Tommy Dreamer!  Dave LaGreca & Tommy are joined by a slew of guests, including their fellow co-hosts Bully Ray & Mark Henry, along with Terry Funk, Don Callis, Jazz, The Sandman, Rob Van Dam, Raven, Rich Swann, Matt Cardona, & The Blue Meanie. 

Feb 10, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Cary Silkin

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca talks to former Ring of Honor owner Cary Silkin.  The pair discuss Cary's time leading ROH & his current role as a brand ambassador, his own podcast 'Last Stop Penn Station', and his ties to both the music industry & the Hollywood scene.  

Feb 10, 2021
RAW Recap / Charlotte & Ric Flair / Nia Jax's ... hole??

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down all things RAW from the week ... Drew McIntyre & the title picture heading into WWE Elimination Chamber, the Charlotte / Ric Flair / Lacey Evans storyline, and Nia Jax telling the world that she hurt ... her hole. 

Feb 09, 2021
[former] WWE 24/7 Champ Doug Flutie / SmackDown Recap

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down SmackDown from Friday, including top-shelf promo work from Roman Reigns, & what a Bianca Belair/Sasha Banks feud could bring to Wrestlemania; also, the guys talk to former NFL Quarterback (as well as now-former WWE 24/7 Champion) Doug Flutie. 

Feb 08, 2021
RIP Butch Reed / Bianca Belair Shines

Ryan McKinnell & Tommy Dreamer are ready to go on this Busted Open Saturday.  They begin the show by discussing the legendary wrestler Butch Reed - who people are remembering for his work from the territories, to various promotions, and to the big ring.  Tommy shares moments with him and talks about his legacy.  They also talk about Bianca Belair, Edge, Roman Reigns and more as SmackDown continues to be a great show.  But that's not the only solid show this week - the guys will tell you who won their Weekly Winner as well!

Feb 06, 2021
Pat McAfee / MLW's Savio Vega / AEW's Dr. Britt Baker

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry welcome 3 big guests on this edition of the podcast: Pat McAfee, talking about NXT, this wknd's Super Bowl, & more; Savio Vega of Major League Wrestling, on his controversial loss recently to Richard Holliday & the interference of disgraced NBA ref Tim Donaghy; and Dr. Britt Baker DMD, on her win this week against Thunder Rosa, what's next for her in AEW, and her mutual disdain (alongside Dave) of ... Star Wars movies?!?

Feb 05, 2021
AEW ... & NJPW? / Edge appears on NXT

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk all things AEW & NXT from the week ... the shocking appearance of NJPW's KENTA on 'Dynamite', Britt Baker & Thunder Rosa square off, Edge's appearance on NXT, and a whole lot more ... 

Feb 04, 2021
Sweet Daddy Siki / NFL great Derrick Brooks / MLW's Richard Holliday

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer talk to NFL Hall of Famer (and noted pro wrestling fan) Derrick Brooks; also, legendary wrestler Sweet Daddy Siki shares his story with the guys, & Major League Wrestling's Richard Holliday drops by to explain his controversial win over Savio Vega at the hands of disgraced NBA ref, Tim Donaghy.

Feb 03, 2021
RAW Review / who will Edge challenge? / WWE & Bad Bunny / Alexa's stellar work

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk the RAW after 'Rumble ... who will Edge challenge at Wrestlemania?  Also, Bully heaps praise on Alexa Bliss & her continuing stellar work, & Damien Priest debuts on the main roster, bringing along Bad Bunny ... the guys explain how the WWE's relationship with one of today's biggest music stars can only lead to good things.  

Feb 02, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Tully Blanchard

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Last fall, Dave LaGreca spoke to the legendary Tully Blanchard for a SiriusXM project ...now, here is their full conversation!  Tully talks about the NWA, the Ric Flair/Dusty Rhodes feud, becoming a part of AEW & working with FTR & Shawn Spears, and more... 

Feb 02, 2021
Recapping the 2021 Royal Rumble

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down and recap all aspects of the 2021 Royal Rumble, from Bianca Belair's record-setting win in the Women's Rumble, to Edge's journey from #1 entrant to last man standing.  Drew McIntyre, Goldberg, Sasha Banks, Roman Reigns, and more ... 

Feb 01, 2021
Royal Rumble: 5 Things to Look For

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave LaGreca breaks down the 5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR at tonight's Royal Rumble ... including who we're gonna see, who we're NOT gonna see, and who will win it all in the WWE ThunderDome! 

Jan 31, 2021
Royal Rumble Weekend Picks & Predictions

Mark Henry & Ryan McKinnell are pumped up and ready to go for Sunday's Royal Rumble.  So many questions, so many possibilities of who will be standing last in both the men and the women's Rumble matches.  Will we see a return of John Cena or Becky Lynch?  Maybe a Ronda Rousey?  The guys talk about all that plus Weekly Winner for the best show of the past week!

Jan 30, 2021
Rey Mysterio / 'Rumble Preview / Locker Room Today Too Soft?

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry talk to Rey Mysterio ahead of the 2021 Royal Rumble, and give their takes on Sunday's big PPV; also, Mark responds to the recent comments made by the Undertaker & Goldberg that the locker room today is "too soft."

Jan 29, 2021
AEW & NXT Recaps / the Busted Open Nation is a FAMILY

Dave LaGreca & Tommy Dreamer recap AEW Dynamite / NXT from the week, & talk the rise of Jungle Boy in AEW, NXT talent & the relationship with main roster WWE, & more ... also, a call from a fan reminds us how much of a family the Busted Open Nation really is. 

Jan 28, 2021
Bobby Lashley / the 2000 'Rumble Tag Team Tables Match

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to WWE's Bobby Lashley, ahead of this weekend's Royal Rumble; speaking of Rumbles, the guys & the 'Nation all go back to the year 2000 to give a contemporary review of that infamous inaugural tag team tables match between the Dudleys & the Hardy Boyz.  It's a fresh look at one of the heights of the Attitude Era...

Jan 27, 2021
RAW's 'Rumble Go-Home Show / Charlotte & Ric Flair storyline

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down all things RAW in the lead-up to the 2021 Royal Rumble, including Drew McIntyre vs Goldberg, Edge's return, & the Randy Orton/Fiend/Alexa Bliss saga ... also, the guys adamantly defend the current Charlotte / Ric Flair storyline ... listen to find out why. 

Jan 26, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Austin Idol's Wrestling School

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Dave & Mark talk to "The Universal Heartthrob" -- former NWA/AWA/CWA champ Austin Idol.  He's got a wrestling school in South Carolina, and brings on some of his students to talk with & learn from Mark Henry ... lot of indispensable advice here for any pro wrestler in training. 

Jan 26, 2021
The Busted Open Awards

2020 may have been a giant clusterf**k, but it did provide some great pro wrestling.  Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray (alongside special guests & winners from WWE, AEW, & IMPACT) take one final look back at last year and hand out awards for Breakout Star of the Year, Tag Team of the Year, Feud of the Year, Comeback of the Year, Match of the Year, Wrestler of the Year, Busted Open Moment of the Year, and THE Pro Wrestling Moment of 2020.

Jan 25, 2021
Daniel Bryan Enters the Royal Rumble / Ryback to AEW?

Ryan McKInnell & Mark Henry are back for another Busted Open episode to kick off your weekend!  Daniel Bryan announces he will be entering the Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns calls out Adam Pearce and continues to be the best wrestler going right now.  Ryback says that he will be heading to the "WWE's Competition," - does this mean he's going to AEW?   And finally the guy's give their Weekly Winner picks.  

Jan 23, 2021
The Week in Wrestling / Tasha Steelz of IMPACT

Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry break down the week in pro wrestling, alongside writer Justin LaBar; also, they're joined by one-half of the new IMPACT Knockouts' Tag Team Champions, Tasha Steelz of Fire 'N Flava. 

Jan 22, 2021
AEW/NXT Recaps / more on AEW & IMPACT's partnership

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down AEW Dynamite & NXT from this week, including which show does a better job at creating great characters, and which offers better in-ring action; also, more on the developing AEW/IMPACT partnership & what it can do for the world of pro wrestling.  

Jan 21, 2021
Wrestling Memorabilia / AEW & IMPACT / Fire in Wrestling

Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer talk to the guys at Pandora's Box Toys & Collectibles in NJ about the rising interest in pro wrestling memorabilia; also, Dave & Tommy break down the growing AEW/IMPACT partnership, and Tommy gives a history lesson on the use of FIRE in pro wrestling. 

Jan 20, 2021
Wardlow Appreciation Day

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to AEW's Wardlow (on his birthday, no less) about his rise in pro wrestling, learning from Chris Jericho, the time he took a punch from Bully in a House of Hardcore match, & more; also, 'Busted Open' Associate Producer Gabby has made it apparent her feelings for the Inner Circle member ... how will it play out with him on the show? 

Jan 19, 2021
Big E / Kofi Kingston / MLK Day 2021

It's the return of the Hall of Fame 'N Pain, with Bully Ray & Mark Henry!  The guys honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr alongside Big E, Kofi Kingston, Powerhouse Hobbs, & comedian George Wallace.  Also, Big E talks his aspirations for Wrestlemania, the guys compare AEW & NXT's in-ring product, & Mark directs some more comments towards a certain someone taking shots at him on Twitter... 

Jan 18, 2021
Mark Henry Responds to Ryback / Shinsuke Shines on SmackDown

Mark Henry and Ryan McKinnell have another Busted Open Saturday for ya!  Mark responds to Ryback's comments - where Ryback trashes wrestling and calls it fake - something Mark isn't happy about.  Shinsuke returns to his old entrance music and is beginning to shine on SmackDown, and of course our Weekly Winner with the best show in the past week of wrestling!

Jan 17, 2021
Kiera Hogan of IMPACT / Maria Kanellis / Spar' with LaBar

Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry wrap up IMPACT Wrestle Week with Kiera Hogan, ahead of Saturday's 'Hard To Kill' PPV; also, Maria Kanellis talks being back in Ring of Honor, & wrestling writer Justin LaBar drops by to help break down the biggest stories of the week ... including Mark Henry's newfound NBA-related memedom. 

Jan 15, 2021
Deonna Parrazzo / IMPACT's 'Hard To Kill' / AEW & NXT Recaps

Dave and Bully Ray talk to IMPACT 'Knockouts' Champ Deonna Purrazzo, ahead of this wknd's 'Hard To Kill' PPV and her big title defense against Taya Valkyrie; also, Dave & Bully recap this week's AEW 'Dynamite' and NXT shows, including talk on Tommaso Ciampa, The Inner Circle, Britt Baker, & more. 

Jan 14, 2021
Gallows & Anderson / Bullet Club? / IMPACT's 'Hard To Kill'

Dave & Tommy Dreamer talk to Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson aka the Good Brothers ahead of this wknd's 'Hard To Kill' IMPACT PPV.  Also, Dave & Tommy talk the usual madness, including Tommy's collection of obscure wrestling t-shirts, & Mark Henry joins in to answer the burning question: WHO had the best sleeper hold of all time?

Jan 13, 2021
WWE & COVID / Why the hate for Charlotte Flair?

Dave & Bully talk about Monday Night RAW, and the news that WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has tested positive for COVID-19; also, they ponder why there's so much social media hate for Charlotte Flair, & dismantle all the negative stuff said about her. 

Jan 12, 2021
SmackDown / Babyfaces & Heels / The Road Warriors

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray break down Friday's SmackDown, in particular Roman Reigns, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Adam Pearce's involvement in that gauntlet match.  This leads to a discussion on babyfaces and heels in present-day pro wrestling; also, a trip down memory lane leads to Dave & Bully talking about the GREATEST tag team of all time, The Road Warriors. 

Jan 11, 2021
Roman Reigns & Adam Pearce / NXT New Year's Evil Talk

Mark Henry and Ryan McKinnell recap Friday Night SmackDown where Adam Pearce won a gauntlet match.  Shinsuke is finally getting the deserve and push that he deserves, while the Uso storylines continues to develop.  The guys react to Stone Cold Steve Austin from Busted Open earlier in the week, and their Weekly Winner of the week that was!

Jan 09, 2021
The Week in Wrestling / Dave BANS Randy Orton from Busted Open

Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry recap the week in pro wrestling, alongside writer Justin LaBar; also, Mark gives his take on how things went down Monday on RAW Legends Night, which leads to Dave BANNING Randy Orton from Busted Open ... for good. 

Jan 08, 2021
Stone Cold Steve Austin / AEW & NXT Recaps

Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray talk to the one-and-only Stone Cold Steve Austin ... and everything's on the table.  Pro Wrestling, rock music, AND the newest season of his TV show 'Straight Up Steve Austin'.  Then, Dave & Bully break down AEW & NXT from this week, including the Bullet Club reunion on 'Dynamite' and Rhea Ripley & Raquel Gonzalez's epic showdown on 'New Year's Evil'. 

Jan 07, 2021
Diamond Dallas Page / IMPACT's Ace Austin

Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer talk to Diamond Dallas Page about the new doc 'Relentless' & his DDP Yoga program; also, they talk with IMPACT Wrestling's Ace Austin ahead of this weekend's 'Genesis' & the Super X Cup Tournament. 

Jan 06, 2021
RAW Legends Night / Wrestle Kingdom / Toxic Fans

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray break down Monday's RAW Legends Night, & Goldberg's re-emergence to challenge Drew McIntyre at 'Rumble.  Also, Randy Orton disrespects Mark Henry, the guys talk Night 2 of NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom, and a discussion on how negativity/toxicity is far too prevalent among the ranks of wrestling fans. 

Jan 05, 2021
Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 1/ Star Power in wrestling today

Dave and Bully recap NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 1 and discuss how Star Power affects pro-wrestling as we enter into 2021. They also preview tonight's Legends' Night on Monday Night RAW.

Jan 04, 2021
Brodie Lee Memories with Mark Henry & Tommy Dreamer

Mark Henry and Tommy Dreamer host another edition of Busted Open Saturday where they look back on the life of wrestling superstar Brodie Lee- who passed away earlier in the week.  Mark and Tommy share their own stories about Brodie, and discuss AEW's Tribute show to him.  

Jan 02, 2021
The Year That Was 2020 Part II

Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer recap a year that most are happy to move past ... the year that was 2020.  In part two of this two-part special, they tackle some of the biggest stories in pro wrestling throughout the year -- from the issue of 3rd party endeavors, to the return of Sting & the renaissance of Roman Reigns, to all those who we lost in 2020. 

Jan 01, 2021
The Year That Was 2020 Part I

Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer recap a year that most are happy to move past ... the year that was 2020.  In part one of this two-part special, they tackle some of the biggest stories in pro wrestling from the earlier parts of the year - from Edge & MVP's return to WWE, to an industry coming to grips with a worldwide pandemic, to wrestlers turning negatives into positives & finding success following their releases.  

Dec 31, 2020
remembering Danny Hodge / a Sweet Daddy Siki LP / Alex Hammerstone of MLW

Dave LaGreca & ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer remember the late Danny Hodge, amateur & pro wrestling great; also, Dave's obsession over buying an old out-of-print vinyl record from wrestler Sweet Daddy Siki leads to a discussion with the 'Nation on old memorabilia, and the guys are joined by Alex Hammerstone of Major League Wrestling. 

Dec 30, 2020
more on Brodie Lee / RAW Recap / Bully's ECW debut

Dave LaGreca & WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray discuss the late Brodie Lee/Luke Harper, and how his death was handled on Monday Night RAW by both the WWE & wrestlers; they also talk how the Fiend/Alexa/Orton storyline is bringing the 'fire' on RAW ... literally ... and Bully recounts the story of his very FIRST night in ECW, back in the mid '90s. 

Dec 29, 2020
RIP Brodie Lee / Luke Harper

Dave LaGreca, Bully Ray, Mark Henry, and Tommy Dreamer all gather to remember the late Jon Huber, known as Brodie Lee in AEW & the indies, and Luke Harper in WWE.  They're also joined by WWE's Edge & Sheamus, and IMPACT Wrestling's Sami Callihan, to share stories and honor Huber's legacy as a wrestler, family man, & friend.

Dec 28, 2020
Big E Wins the IC Belt / Charlotte Flair Returns

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk about the week that was in wrestling during this Holiday and Christmas celebration.  Big E wins the Intercontinental Championship on Smackdown in what was one of the best shows of the week.  Charlotte Flair returned at TLC and continues to tag team with Asuka, while Ryan and Mark debate about which show will take the Weekly Winner spot.  And also this year's Slammy Awards - but the Busted Open version!

Dec 26, 2020
Busted Open's 2020 Holiday Party Part II

Join Dave LaGreca, WWE Hall of Famers Mark Henry & Bully Ray, and ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer as they celebrate the 'season ... it's Busted Open's Virtual Holiday Party, and YOU'RE invited!  In part two of this two-part special, they're joined by special guests Pat McAfee, RJ City, & MJF; AND they find out just WHO is Busted Open's biggest fan of the year, alongside a special SECRET GUEST.  Happy Holidays from Busted Open!

Dec 24, 2020
Busted Open's 2020 Holiday Party Part I

Join Dave LaGreca, WWE Hall of Famers Mark Henry & Bully Ray, and ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer as they celebrate the 'season ... it's Busted Open's Virtual Holiday Party, and YOU'RE invited!  In part one of this two-part special, they're joined by special guests Thunder Rosa, Ron Funches, Tony Khan, JBL, and Rey Mysterio.  Happy Holidays from Busted Open! 

Dec 23, 2020
History of Starrcade Part II

In Part II of this two-part look back at the history of Starrcade, Dave LaGreca and ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer revisit the early years of Starrcade as a Jim Crockett/NWA event, from Starrcade '83 to its final year airing on Thanksgiving, 'Chi-Town Heat' in 1987. 

Dec 22, 2020
History of Starrcade Part I / Greg "The Hammer" Valentine

In Part I of this two-part look back at the history of Starrcade, Dave LaGreca and ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer revisit the earliest years of Starrcade as a Jim Crockett/NWA event, and talk to Greg "The Hammer" Valentine about his infamous dog-collar match with Roddy Piper at Starrcade '83.

Dec 21, 2020
TLC Preview / Sasha Banks & The Mandalorian

Ryan McKinnell and Tommy Dreamer preview Sunday's Tables, Ladders and Chairs PPV and one of the big storylines - Kevin Owens trying to get the victory over Roman Reigns.  Sasha Banks is breaking out in Hollywood with her latest acting on The Mandalorian - and the guys pick the best wrestling that was in Weekly Winner. 

Dec 19, 2020
Drew McIntyre / nWo vs DX / Trish Stratus

Dave LaGreca and ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer talk to WWE Champ Drew McIntrye, ahead of this wknd's TLC PPV; also, off the heels of a discussion on Sting, Dave & Tommy debate nWo vs DX ... AND, they check in with Trish Stratus to wish her a happy birthday! 

Dec 18, 2020
ROH's Matt Taven / AEW's Aubrey Edwards

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray are joined by two great guests on this edition of the podcast -- Ring of Honor's Matt Taven, just ahead of Friday's big 'Final Battle' PPV, and AEW referee Aubrey Edwards, talking her role both in the ring and as part of AEW Games. 

Dec 17, 2020
Negatives into Positives / IMPACT / AEW's Scorpio Sky

Dave LaGreca and ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer talk about finding the positives in fixing problems in pro wrestling; they also talk IMPACT & the upcoming match that will see AEW's Kenny Omega take on IMPACT champ Rich Swann, and are joined by AEW's Scorpio Sky. 

Dec 16, 2020
Monday Night RAW 12/14/98 vs Monday Night RAW 12/14/20

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray go back in time to compare Monday Night RAW from 1998 to Monday Night RAW today ... Does the 'Attitude Era' hold up when given a contemporary review?  What separates RAW now to RAW then? And how does a 2020 card with AJ Styles, Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, & Keith Lee measure up to a 1998 card with Triple H, The Rock, Mark Henry, and Mankind?

Dec 15, 2020
WWE Talent Sent Back To Performance Center / Big E as a Singles Champ?

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray address the story run rampant in the industry that WWE talent such as Keith Lee, Otis, and Dio Madden have been sent back to the Performance Center for additional training; then, they talk the potential of Big E as a singles champ, on the heels of comments made by Paul Heyman on this wknd's 'Talking Smack'. 

Dec 14, 2020
Keith Lee Drama / Kevin Sullivan Interview

Ryan McKinnell is joined by Tommy Dreamer on this edition of Busted Open Saturday, where the two go in-depth with Keith Lee allegedly being sent back down to the WWE Performance Center.  Also, wrestling legend Kevin Sullivan joins the program and talks about the rise of AEW, and finally Weekly Winner as the guys discuss the best wrestling show from the past week!

Dec 12, 2020
Building WWE Stars / Goldberg's Return?? / Total Bellas

Dave LaGreca and ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer break down the week in pro wrestling, alongside writer Justin LaBar: AEW/NXT ratings, WWE's need to build new stars, the presumed return of Goldberg, the AEW/IMPACT partnership, & more; then, Busted Open's own Gabby LaSpisa talks 'Total Bellas' as part of her weekly Diva on Divas segment, with some ... interesting commentary from Dreamer. 

Dec 11, 2020
Don Calllis of IMPACT Wrestling / Mike Bennett of ROH

Dave LaGreca and ECW legend Tommy Dreamer talk to IMPACT Wrestling's Don Callis about Kenny Omega, AEW, and the story that has the potential to change the pro wrestling landscape; then, they're joined by Mike Bennett, talking Ring of Honor's Final Battle. 

Dec 10, 2020
IMPACT's BIG Tues Night / Low Ki of MLW

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk about IMPACT Wrestling's BIG night this week, with Kenny Omega of AEW alongside Don Callis on the show, Tony Khan & Tony Schiavone's "paid ad" appearance, and a ton of new eyes on Tuesday nights.  Bully also talks the history of TNA/IMPACT, and the guys are joined by MLW's Low Ki. 

Dec 09, 2020
Keith Lee WWE documentary / Tommy Dreamer on AEW/IMPACT partnership

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk about the newly debuted Keith Lee documentary on the WWE Network, & why the transition from NXT to main roster WWE isn't as smooth as some fans would like; then, they're joined by Busted Open's own (and ECW legend) Tommy Dreamer to talk about IMPACT and this 'partnership' with AEW that has the wrestling world abuzz. 

Dec 08, 2020
NXT WarGames

Dave LaGreca & WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray recap and break down Sunday night's NXT WarGames, including two big WarGames matches, Ciampa vs Thatcher, Lumis vs Grimes, and Ruff vs Gargano vs Priest for the North American Championship. 

Dec 07, 2020
SmackDown: Reigns / Owens / Uso | AEW and Impact!?

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry talk the week that was in professional wrestling.  AEW Dynamite came out swinging with an amazing show that saw the return of Sting as well as Kenny Omega defeating Jon Moxley and a possible partnership between AEW and Impact?!  Also, Kevin Owens and Jey Uso feel the wrath of Roman Reigns.   And of course, the best show of the week that was - as Mark and Ryan pick their Weekly Winner

Dec 05, 2020
'Hall of Fame 'n Pain' with Bully Ray & Mark Henry

WWE Hall of Famers Bully Ray & Mark Henry talk some of the biggest pro wrestling stories of the week, including the partnership between AEW & IMPACT Wrestling, and what this means for the WWE; Mark also shares the story of how Bret Hart "set him straight" early on in his career. 

Dec 04, 2020
AEW's Winter Is Coming / Sting's Return / Powerhouse Hobbs

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down AEW's special 'Winter Is Coming' edition of Dynamite, and oh how special it was ... they talk the return of Sting to TNT television, Kenny Omega's win over Jon Moxley, a possible AEW / IMPACT wrestling partnership, and are joined by rising AEW talent Powerhouse Hobbs. 

Dec 03, 2020
RIP Pat Patterson

Dave LaGreca is joined by all three of his co-hosts, WWE Hall of Famers Mark Henry & Bully Ray, and ECW legend Tommy Dreamer, as they remember the late Pat Patterson & share stories alongside guests Jim Korderas, Pete Gas, and Jim Ross. 

Dec 02, 2020

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk the continued problems with WWE's flagship show, Monday Night RAW, and how talent like Shayna Baszler continue to be misused on the main roster.  

Dec 01, 2020
'Unclean' Finishes / Realness in Promos

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk about the seemingly unending bevy of unclean finishes over the past week in the WWE, & how it affects the product; they also talk 'realness' in promos & from wrestlers, off the heels of the new Liv Morgan documentary, and the Taz/Cody confrontation last week on AEW.

Nov 30, 2020
SmackDown Reaction / Undertaker Legacy

Ryan McKinnell & Mark Henry react to Friday Night SmackDown - featuring a great main event between Kevin Owens and Jey Uso - what's this mean next for Roman Reigns?  Also Weekly Winner and The Undertaker officially retires - will there ever be another one like him?

Nov 28, 2020
YOUR Pro Wrestling Thanksgiving Table

Dave LaGreca and ECW legend Tommy Dreamer celebrate Thanksgiving with the Busted Open Nation by offering this question: which wrestlers, either past/present, would you invite over for the holiday, and which ones would you NOT want at your Thanksgiving table? Play along as everyone gives their choices... 

Nov 25, 2020
RAW Recap / 'Selling' in Pro Wrestling

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray recap Monday Night RAW, including AJ Styles vs Randy Orton, Keith Lee vs Bobby Lashley, & Sheamus vs Riddle; they also talk about the art of 'selling' in pro wrestling, and a lack of it in today's product. 

Nov 24, 2020
Undertaker's Final Farewell / Survivor Series

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray recap the "Final Farewell" for The Undertaker at Survivor Series, and ponder whether this truly is the swan song for The Deadman; they also dissect Sunday's main event match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre. 

Nov 23, 2020
Survivor Series Preview / Ted DiBiase - WWE Legend

Ryan McKInnell & Mark Henry preview this weekend's Survivor Series PPV.  They also delve into their favorite Survivor Series memories, moments, and matches.  The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase joins the show as well - talking about debuting the Undertaker 30 years ago this weekend and his memories of him!

Nov 21, 2020
Corey Graves / Survivor Series Preview

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry preview this wknd's Survivor Series PPV with WWE's Corey Graves; also, Mark offers his insights on the week that was, including ways AEW can improve with some of their talent. 

Nov 20, 2020
AEW / NXT Recaps / is Rhea Ripley done with NXT?

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down Wednesday's AEW / NXT shows, including Io Shirai's win over Rhea Ripley on NXT (and Rhea's future on the black & gold brand); also, Thunder Rosa vs Serena Deeb and Young Bucks vs Top Flight on AEW, and news from WWE on the status of the Thunderdome.

Nov 19, 2020
The Young Bucks / The Acclaimed

Dave LaGreca and Hardcore Wrestling Legend Tommy Dreamer talk to AEW Tag Team Champs Matt & Nick Jackson aka The Young Bucks about their story & their plan to change the world of pro wrestling; then, Dave & Tommy talk to another tag team: Anthony Bowens & Max Caster, now signed to AEW as The Acclaimed.

Nov 18, 2020
RAW Recap / Comparing 1985's WWF Roster to WWE Today

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray recap Monday Night RAW and Drew McIntyre's now second reign as WWE Champion; they also ask whether Drew has what it takes to be the 'face' of WWE.  Then, as Survivor Series is upon us, they compare 1985 WWF with WWE today, and how "over" each roster is/was. 

Nov 17, 2020
Dave LaGreca & Bully Ray on Zelina Vega's release from WWE

Dave LaGreca & WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray go into all aspects of the news that WWE has released Zelina Vega.  From 3rd-party endeavors to wrestlers' independent contractor status ... no stone of this story is left unturned.  

Nov 16, 2020
Zelina Vega Released from WWE / Darby Allin Interview

Ryan McKinnell and Mark Henry talk about the breaking news regarding Zelina Vega being released from the WWE.  The drama, the back story and more - and also, where does she go from here?  Also, AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin joins the show!

Nov 14, 2020
Mickie James / Jade Cargill's AEW debut

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry talk to WWE star (& singer) Mickie James, who shares some great stories AND answers questions from the Busted Open Nation; then, Mark offers his insight on AEW newcomer Jade Cargill's debut back on Wednesday's edition of 'Dynamite' on TNT. 

Nov 13, 2020
AEW/NXT Recaps / Pat McAfee

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray go in-depth on Wednesday night, including Leon Ruff's shocking win over Johnny Gargano on NXT, and the debut of Jade Cargill on AEW Dynamite (plus a Shaq tease??); also, they talk with the guy currently ruling the roost over at NXT, Pat McAfee.

Nov 12, 2020
Your ONE Question for Vince McMahon / Shane Taylor of ROH

Dave LaGreca and Hardcore Wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer ponder: "if you could ask Vince McMahon ONE question ... what would it be?"  ECW's Beulah McGillicutty even contributes the one time she GOT to do just that.  Then, the guys are joined by Ring of Honor's Shane Taylor, who shares his story.

Nov 11, 2020
RAW Recap / Future of WWE Live Events

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk about Monday Night RAW, & the problems that continue to plague WWE's "flagship" program; they also discuss the recent WWE firings, & the future of their non-televised live events. 

Nov 10, 2020
AEW Full Gear Recap

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down and analyze some of the biggest matches from Saturday's AEW Full Gear PPV, including Jon Moxley/Eddie Kingston, Cody Rhodes/Darby Allin, and the Young Bucks/FTR. 

Nov 09, 2020
SmackDown Recap / AEW Full Gear Predictions

On Saturday's episode of Busted Open, Ryan McKinnell and Mark Henry talk about the great story that Jey Uso and Roman Reigns continue to bring, Sasha and Bayley's feud, Eddie Kingston's rise to stardom, and preview the AEW Full Gear PPV.  


Nov 07, 2020
AEW Full Gear Preview

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry get ready for this wknd's AEW Full Gear PPV.  Listen as they, alongside the Busted Open Nation, break down, analyze, and speculate on some of the key matches on the card.  

Nov 06, 2020
Eddie Kingston / Nyla Rose

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk to both Eddie Kingston and Nyla Rose, ahead of this wknd's AEW Full Gear PPV.  Nyla Rose talks the future of the AEW Women's Division, while Eddie talks his 18-year journey to Saturday's title match against Jon Moxley. 

Nov 05, 2020
Gallows/Anderson/Romero on Talk N' Shop A Mania 2 / Tony Khan on AEW Full Gear

WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray and Hardcore Wrestling Legend Tommy Dreamer bring the fun & the chaos as they talk with Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Rocky Romero about the upcoming Talk N' Shop A Mania event; then, Bully & Tommy are joined by AEW head Tony Khan to preview this wknd's Full Gear PPV. 

Nov 04, 2020
RAW Recap & Roman/Rock or Roman/Brock at 'Mania?

Ryan McKinnell and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down Monday's RAW, including Randy Orton/Drew McIntyre/the Miz/the Fiend & Alexa Bliss, and more; also, they ponder what the ultimate end game for Roman Reigns is: could it mean taking on The Rock or Brock at next year's Wrestlemania? 

Nov 03, 2020
SmackDown / Thunder Rosa / Ron Funches

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down the continuing Roman Reigns/Jey Uso storyline from Smackdown; then they're joined by comedian and friend of the show Ron Funches, as well as the now-former NWA Women's Champion, Thunder Rosa. 

Nov 02, 2020
Halloween 2020/ Chris McKinnell/ The Boogeyman

Mark and Ryan bring to you Busted Open's Halloween Special. Ryan's brother and Director of the Warren Legacy Foundation for Paranormal Research Chris McKinnell joins the show. Also WWE Legend The Boogeyman celebrates his holiday of the year with some tricks and treats for you to listen to.

Oct 31, 2020
Lilian Garcia / Bianca Belair

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry talk to announcer/singer/host Lilian Garcia about her time with the WWE & her 'Chasing Glory' podcast; then, they're joined by Bianca Belair ahead of that day's SmackDown, who tells them she's ready to prove that she is the 'EST of WWE' 

Oct 30, 2020
RIP Tracy Smothers / NXT Halloween Havoc

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray are joined by ECW alums Little Guido and The Blue Meanie as they remember the late Tracy Smothers; then, Dave & Bully breakdown NXT's Halloween Havoc from this week. 

Oct 29, 2020
Halloween Bash / 31 years of Tommy Dreamer

Dave LaGreca and hardcore wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer ring in Halloween with Tim Dennis of Darkness Radio & some of Tommy's ghost stories.  They also break down what's been going on on IMPACT, as Tommy celebrates 31 years of being a pro wrestler. 

Oct 28, 2020
Monday Night RAW Recap

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk about this week's Monday Night RAW and the creative issues that once again plague the show, including the handling of superstars after they migrate over from NXT. 

Oct 27, 2020
WWE Hell in a Cell Recap

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down Sunday's Hell in a Cell PPV, in particular the 3 big matches INSIDE Hell in a Cell: Roman Reigns/Jey Uso, Bayley/Sasha Banks, and Drew McIntyre/Randy Orton.  Great matches, and in particular with one, great STORYTELLING, as Dave and Bully explain. 

Oct 26, 2020
Don't Hate, Appreciate / Faye Jackson / Dana Brooke

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry talk about the state of pro wrestling fandom, and too much "hate" from fans; they also talk with indie star Faye Jackson, and WWE star Dana Brooke. 

Oct 23, 2020
AEW/NXT Recaps / Drew McIntyre 'Hell in a Cell'

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk Wednesday's AEW and NXT shows, including Chris Jericho/MJF bringing the SONG and DANCE, and NXT's excellent in-ring work; they're also joined by WWE Champ Drew McIntyre ahead of this weekend's Hell in a Cell PPV.

Oct 22, 2020
Rich Swann (IMPACT) / Jay Lethal (ROH)

Dave LaGreca and hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer talk to Rich Swann about his main event match at this weekend's IMPACT Bound for Glory 2020, as well as his recent comeback from injury; then they're joined by Jay Lethal of Ring of Honor, talking wrestling during the time of COVID-19. 

Oct 21, 2020
RAW Recap / Evan Husney of 'Dark Side of The Ring'

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down Monday Night RAW and some of its creative decisions that just ... don't make sense.  Also, they're joined by 'Dark Side of The Ring' exec producer Evan Husney to talk about the critically acclaimed series getting picked up for a 3rd season by Vice TV. 

Oct 20, 2020
NJPW G1 / The New Day / James Storm

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray talk about the NJPW G1 Finals over the weekend, as well as the future of the members of The New Day in WWE; then they're joined by former TNA Champ James Storm, who talks about his future plans, as well as training with Ronda Rousey. 

Oct 19, 2020
Mark Henry on "Believability"/Rumor Round Up

Dave LaGreca & WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry talk about "believability" in pro wrestling matches, as well as the overuse of certain moves; then they're joined by wrestling writer Justin LaBar for the 'Rumor Round Up' of news items from the world of pro wrestling.  

Oct 16, 2020
AEW / NXT Recaps

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down some of the big matches from Wednesday night's AEW Dynamite and NXT broadcasts ... including Toni Storm's return match, Cody Rhodes vs. Orange Cassidy, and Jon Moxley vs. Lance Archer. 

Oct 15, 2020
AEW Dynamite's 1st Year / #SaveGLOW

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray evaluate the inaugural year of AEW 'Dynamite' and get the take of the 'Nation; also, they're joined by original G.L.O.W. wrestler Hollywood to talk about the cancelled Netflix series & the #SaveGLOW movement trying to keep it alive. 

Oct 14, 2020
Cody Rhodes / Dave's Disappointed by RAW

Dave LaGreca and hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer dissect Monday's RAW / night 2 of the WWE Draft, and Dave's not happy with the creative directions on the red brand.  Then, they're joined by AEW's Cody Rhodes to talk Wednesday's one-year anniversary of 'Dynamite' on TNT. 

Oct 13, 2020
WWE Breaks Up The New Day / Dave's Power Rankings

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray break down the first night of the WWE Draft, in particular, the breaking up of The New Day between RAW & SmackDown.  Also, Dave brings his weekly Power Rankings, highlighting the best of AEW, WWE, NJPW, & the indie scene. 

Oct 12, 2020
WWE Draft Preview

Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry break down all things concerning the WWE Draft, including this year's rules and who they'd like to see among the top selections. 

Oct 09, 2020
Christian Interview / AEW Recap

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray recap AEW Dynamite, specifically breaking down the Dog Collar Match between Cody Rhodes & Brodie Lee, and what could await that storyline next. Plus, Christian joins the show to talk the new movie 'Cagefighter' and more!

Oct 08, 2020
Chris Jericho's Greatest Hits

Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer discuss Chris Jericho's top matches and moments as they celebrate his 30 years as an innovative force in pro wrestling.  Then the man of hour joins them alongside Don Callis to talk his story, and admit that if it wasn't for his current run in AEW, he might not be even wrestling anymore. 

Oct 07, 2020
Monday Night Raw Recap & In Ring Psychology

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by recapping Monday Night RAW. Do we like seeing Mustafa Ali part of Retribution? Are we more intrigued now with this storyline? Also logic and psychology are discussed when talking about the Seth Rollins/Mysterio angle and the women's tag team match from last night.

Oct 06, 2020
Ken Shamrock & NXT TakeOver Recap

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by recapping NXT TakeOver and the amazing main event match between Kyle O'Reilly and Finn Balor. Also the World's Most Dangerous Man Ken Shamrock joins the show!

Oct 05, 2020
Roman Reigns, Alexa Bliss, & WWE Draft

Ryan McKinnell and Mark Henry start the episode off by talking about the fantastic job both Roman Reigns and Alexa Bliss are doing keeping SmackDown on fire each and every Friday. Also both share their thoughts on the upcoming WWE Draft this Monday.

Oct 03, 2020
Dominik & Rey Mysterio & Rumor Round-Up

Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry start the episode off by doing the Rumor Round-Up with Justin LaBar. Also Rey and Dominik Mysterio join the show to about about his SummerSlam debut and all that has occurred with Seth Rollins.

Oct 03, 2020
Recapping AEW & NXT

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by recapping both AEW & NXT shows. Also Bully Ray points out the importance of safety when discussing the Shotzi Blackheart/Dakota Kai match from NXT.

Oct 02, 2020
Vickie Guerrero & Top Hispanic Wrestlers of All Time

Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer started the episode off by talking about their top Hispanic wrestlers of all time. Also Vickie Guerrero joins the show.

Sep 30, 2020
Edge calls in & RAW Recap

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by recapping Monday Night RAW. Also joining the show is WWE Superstar Edge.

Sep 29, 2020
Clash of Champions & WWE Referees

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by recapping Clash of Champions. Also they try to understand why more WWE officials are botching matches lately.

Sep 28, 2020
Roman Reigns, Retribution, & Clash of Champions Preview

Ryan McKinnell and Tommy Dreamer start the episode off by talking about the Roman Reigns/Jey Uso storyline getting personal. Also the failed debut of Retribution on RAW and your Clash of Champions preview.

Sep 26, 2020
Kalisto, Zelina Vega & RAW Recap

Dave LaGreca & Mark Henry start the episode off by talking about the week that was in professional wrestling recapping Monday Night RAW. Also Kalisto and Zelina Vega join the show to talk about their upcoming matches at Clash of Champions.

Sep 25, 2020
Road Warriors & Eddie Kingston

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by paying their respects to the Road Warrriors and talking about their significance to the world of Pro Wrestling. Also they talk about NXT & AEW, especially the main event against Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley.

Sep 24, 2020
RIP Road Warrior Animal

This episode is dedicate to the life and career of Joseph Laurinaitis, "Road Warrior Animal". Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer share thoughts and feelings about this tragic loss with Bill Apter, Bully Ray, and Jim Ross.

Sep 23, 2020
Monday Night RAW GOOD & BAD Recap

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by recapping the positives and negatives of last night's Monday Night RAW. Also we hear from the Nation and get their thoughts on show.

Sep 22, 2020
Wrestler/Fan Interactions & Power Rankings

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode by talking about the unique relationship between wrestlers and the fans. Also we get the Power Rankings!

Sep 21, 2020
Banks/Bayley Bitter Enemies & Brock Lesnar Update

Ryan McKinnell and Mark Henry start the episode off by talking about the ladder match that is going to happen at Clash of Champions for the IC title. Also Bayley continues her onslaught on her former best friend Sasha Banks. Plus Brock Lesnar to the UFC?

Sep 19, 2020
Rumor Round-Up & Martin Kove

Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry start the episode of with Rumor Round-Up. Also in anticipation for Season 3 of Cobra Kai actor Martin Kove joins the show.

Sep 18, 2020
Santana & Ortiz & NXT/AEW Recaps

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start off the episode by recapping both NXT & AEW shows from this past Wednesday. Also Santana & Ortiz join the program and talk about their first year in AEW.

Sep 17, 2020
Most Inspirational Pro Wrestling Returns

Dave LaGreca and Tommy Dreamer start off the episode by talking about top inspirational pro wrestling returns. Also both share their own top 10 list with the nation!

Sep 17, 2020
Recapping RAW

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by talking about Retribution's impact on Monday Night RAW. Also they discuss the RAW Women's Championship match and the main event steel cage match between Seth Rollins and Dominik Mysterio.

Sep 15, 2020
Miro & Mike Bennett

Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray start the episode off by talking to Mike Bennett and his upcoming NWA Championship match against Nick Aldis. Also the "Best Man" Miro who made his AEW debut last week joins the show.

Sep 14, 2020
SmackDown Storylines & Weekly Winner

Ryan McKinnell and Mark Henry start the episode off by talking about the potential a Roman Reigns/Jey Uso program could have. Also Bayley calls out her former best friend Sasha Banks. It is Weekly Winner time!